Enhanced CPD Pro

Crafting a Winning Resume: A Course for Dental Professionals Transitioning into Academia

September 5, 2023 | by dental.cpdpro.org.uk


About This Course

This course provides a comprehensive guide to navigating the world of academia, including how to structure and polish an academic resume, showcase experience and achievements, and prepare for interviews and networking.

Why Take This Course?

The course addresses the common problem that many UK dental professionals face – how to transition into academia and create a winning academic resume. It provides essential skills and traits needed for success, tips on how to structure and write a compelling academic resume, and advice on polishing and tailoring the resume for different academic roles. Additionally, the course covers important topics such as networking, interview preparation and continuous improvement, which are all crucial for success in academia.

This course will provide you with essential skills and insights into the academic world, as well as train you on how to structure, write, and polish an effective academic resume that will help you stand out in your field and land your dream job.

How This Course Supports GDC Enhanced Dental CPD

logo of the General Dental Council“Dental professionals have a duty to keep their knowledge and skills up to date. A primary qualification is only the first step in their education and development which should last throughout their professional life”
General Dental Council
Learning ObjectivesAnticipated Outcomes
1: By the end of this course, learners will be able to define and articulate their unique selling proposition as a potential Dental Practice Manager.1: Upon completion of the course, participants are expected to demonstrate increased confidence and ability in constructing their unique selling proposition, showcasing their unique traits and job experiences relevant to Dental Practice Management.
2: Upon completion, learners will have the capacity to showcase their achievements and outcomes in a manner that highlights their impact and effectiveness in previous roles.2: As a result of this course, learners will likely improve their ability to articulate their valuable contributions and achievements in their previous roles, which could potentially elevate standards and expectations in the dental industry.
3: Participants will demonstrate their ability to strategically integrate industry relevant keywords into their resume to facilitate resume screening software.3: The course should lead to improved skills in strategically utilizing industry-relevant keywords in resumes, boosting their chances of getting past Automated Tracking Systems (ATS) in recruitment processes.
4: By the final session, learners will have mastered the appropriate listing of certifications and training to effectively signal professional growth and commitment.4: In the wider context, the course aims to contribute to the overall professional development of individuals within the dental industry by emphasizing the importance and correct placement of their certifications and training in a resume.
5: At the course’s conclusion, attendees will have developed the competency to evaluate and revise their own resume in a way that best represents their personal brand and elevates their appeal as a potential Dental Practice Manager.5: Following the course, the expectation is that attendees will have the ability to appropriately represent their personal brand in their resume, potentially leading to improved job prospects and career advancement in Dental Practice Management.

Regulatory Standards

✅ A – Effective Communication
✅ B – Effective Management
✅ C – Maintenance in Field of Practice
✅ D – Maintenance in Patient Confidence
✅ Caring
✅ Effective
✅ Leadership
✅ Responsive
✅ Safe

🕐 90 minutes of Enhanced Dental CPD

Course Description

The course provides an introduction to the world of academia, including essential skills and traits, the significance of resumes and CVs, and reflecting on interest and readiness for academia. It then covers structuring an academic resume, including envisioning what a winning academic resume looks like, sections of a resume, information to include, and organizing your resume. The course also covers writing resume content, including translating expertise to academia, making experience stand out, highlighting publications, achievements, grants, and writing a compelling career objective. Polishing the resume is also covered, including formatting the resume, editing and proofreading, tailoring the resume for different academic roles, adding references, and reviewing, editing, and improving the drafted resume. Finally, the course covers taking it to the next level, including cover letters, networking and LinkedIn, interview preparation, continuous improvement, and bringing it all together.

Course Outline

Section 1

Section 1 of this course provides an introduction to the world of academia and highlights the opportunities and challenges it presents. Essential skills and traits for success in academia are discussed, along with the significance of resumes in academic job applications. The section also covers the differences between CVs and resumes in academia. Finally, an activity encourages reflection on personal interest and readiness for academia.

Section 2

Section 2 of this course covers the essential skills and traits needed for academia, the significance of resumes and the differences between CVs and resumes in academia. It also focuses on structuring and organizing an academic resume, writing its content, and polishing it through formatting, editing, and proofreading. Finally, it touches on taking the resume to the next level by exploring cover letters, networking and LinkedIn, interview preparation, and continuous improvement of the resume.

Section 3

Section 3 of the course covers how to write a compelling academic resume including envisioning your resume, structuring the content, translating expertise to academia, highlighting experience and skills, formatting, and editing. It also includes tips for tailoring your resume and cover letter for different academic roles, networking and interview preparation, and continuous resume improvement.

Section 4

Section 4 of this course covers how to polish your academic resume by making it reader-friendly, ensuring clarity and accuracy through editing and proofreading, tailoring your resume for different academic roles, and adding references. Additionally, there is an activity to review, edit, and improve your drafted resume.

Section 5

Section 5 of this course covers various aspects of taking your academic job application to the next level. This includes crafting a compelling cover letter, expanding your professional network through networking and LinkedIn, preparing for interviews, continuously updating your resume, and bringing it all together to take the next steps in your academic career.

Course Reviews

Excellent course! I appreciated the practical guidance on structuring and polishing an academic resume. The section on translating expertise to academia was particularly helpful.

✅ Met Course Objectives✅ Met Course Outcomes✅ Would Recommend ✅ Had Positive Impact

The course content was comprehensive and well-organized. I was impressed with the attention given to detail, especially in the section on formatting and tailoring the resume for different academic roles.

✅ Met Course Objectives✅ Met Course Outcomes✅ Would Recommend ✅ Had Positive Impact

As someone just starting out in academia, this course was invaluable. I learned so much about the importance of networking and how to write a compelling career objective. The section on continuous improvement was also eye-opening.

✅ Met Course Objectives✅ Met Course Outcomes✅ Would Recommend ✅ Had Positive Impact

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