TADA Job Search Handbook CoverHello Texas Academy of Dental Assisting Students –

I am excited to partner with you on your job search journey.

Remember to keep in touch weekly and keep a job search log.

I created a JOB SEARCH HANDBOOK for you! It’s FREE! Click here to download. 

28 pages of tips, interview questions, templates, ideas to help you start working as a DENTAL ASSISTANT! Let us know when you have interviews and get hired! We want to celebrate with you.

  • Resume Help

TADA Students – I am here to help YOU.  It was so nice to meet you on your first night of class! It’s time to start thinking about your resume. I’m here to help you. Included in your tuition is a resume and references template to help you prepare for your job search.  I need your help AND information.  Read the directions below CAREFULLY… there are two sections… one if you have a CURRENT resume and one if you do not. Please email me at TADACareer@gmail.com by the deadline given in class – 2 weeks after orientation.

I’ve helped hundreds of dental assistant with their resumes. I’d love to help tell your story.  Details below. 

Have questions about the resume process? I’ve got you covered! 
If you DO NOT have a CURRENT resume…
  1. Required: Please fill out the resume builder questionnaire – click here to download the Word document. Remember to “Save As” to your computer desktop (or somewhere you can find it) and save often. It will help me get to know you and create your resume. I know the questionnaire is long (I updated it and shortened it this term!), but it helps if you fill out as many questions as possible. Feel out the references on the last page too please. Please put your NAME in the subject line of your email when you send it back to me. You MUST send it in an editable format such as Microsoft Word, Pages or Google Docs. PDF or images will NOT be accepted. 
  2. Feel free to send me your old resume if you have one, otherwise we will start from scratch using the information you provide in the questionnaire. 

Do you already have an updated resume?

If you already have a CURRENT resume, please send me your current resume and answers to the 4 questions below. You do not need to fill out the questionnaire if your resume is up to date, you only need to fill out the 4 questions below. IF YOU DON’T HAVE A RESUME DON’T WORRY ABOUT IT – just fill out the questionnaire

1. Is your current resume updated? Does it include your current job? Updated contact information? If not, please make any changes if needed and send it to me along with your 4 answers (below). I will add your dental assistant school and dental assistant skills. If there are a lot of changes or it is not editable please complete the full questionnaire. You MUST send it in an editable format such as Microsoft Word, Pages or Google Docs. PDF or images will NOT be accepted. 

2. Answer these 4 questions if you already have a resume – either include them at the top of your resume document or in the body of your email to me. I will use this to customize your top header and objective/profile section. 

  1. Are your contact information and job details correct?
  2. What is your favorite thing about dental assisting?
  3. If I called someone that you’ve worked with or gone to school with what 3 words would they use to describe you?
  4. Why should I hire you? How would you help our patients and team? (If I was a dental office hiring manager)

What’s next? 

Email me your completed information to TADACareer(at)gmail(dot)com with your NAME in the subject line and all required information in one message. Reminder, you MUST send it in an editable format such as Microsoft Word, Pages or Google Docs. PDF or images will NOT be accepted. 

As soon as I get your information back, I can work on your resume and then send it back to you to review. It will take a few weeks and I will follow up as I have questions. We will continue to work together and add your skills as you get closer to graduation and your RDA! There are a lot of students in your class, so it will be first come first serve. You will receive your resume by the end of the 10th week of class or sooner. :) If you wait until the last minute, I won’t be able to do all of them at the same time. 

RECAP: Due by the date mentioned in class at MIDNIGHT – current resume if you have one AND the 4 answers OR if you don’t have a current resume please complete the resume builder questionnaire – you can download it here. 

If you have a resume but want to start from scratch or have a more detailed resume, feel free to fill out the entire questionnaire


Jessica Smith
Texas Academy of Dental Assisting Career Services
Visit ResumeButterfly.com/TADA and TexasDentalAssisting.com

Trouble downloading the Resume Builder Questionnaire? Click this link> https://resumebutterfly.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/TADA-Dental-Assistant-Resume-Questions-ResumeButterfly-Updated.docx Remember to SAVE AS to your computer then email me at TADACareer@gmail.com when you finish it! 



  1. Download the Resume Builder Questionnaire and email it back to me!
  2. Download the FREE Job Search Handbook (link at the top of this page)
  3. Keep in touch! I can’t help you if I don’t hear from you! Email: TADACareer (at) gmail (dot) com
  4. Visit my blog for more job search tips – https://www.resumebutterfly.com/blog/

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