Welcome- TADA Students-

It's time to SHINE

with a polished resume

so that you can land a job that launches your dental assisting career, without stress, overwhelm and frustration.*

Texas Academy of Dental Assisting Fort Worth Texas TADA

Welcome to Job Search Prep

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I want you to SHINE!

Hi – I’m Jessica Smith, it was nice to meet you at orientation! I have worked with TADA for 8+ years. I am excited to partner with you to create a resume that gets noticed by hiring managers! I know the struggles you are facing. I also know the JOY of celebrating “I GOT THE JOB!” I’ve helped hundreds just like you launch their dental assisting careers, overcome overwhelm and love what they do! 

 Good news – a professionally written resume is included in your tuition! I need your help AND information.  Read the directions below CAREFULLY… there are two questionnaires to choose from below

Please email me at TADACareer (at) gmail (dot) com by the deadline given in class – 2 weeks after orientation. Please help me stay organized and efficient – your NAME must be in the Email Subject Line. Continue reading until the end for all the details. 

Resume Steps for TADA Students

For Texas Academy of Dental Assisting preparing to launch RDA careers.



Click below to select the questionnaire that best describes you, depending on if you have a resume or not.



Download the questionnaire (short or long version) and answer the questions. Save often while working on it!  



Email me with your name in the Subject Line. Resumes will be returned in Week 10.

If you do NOT have a resume yet...

  1. Required: Please fill out this longer resume builder questionnaire linked below. 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.
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If you already have a CURRENT resume, please send me your current resume and answer the SHORT questionnaire.  IF YOU DON’T HAVE A RESUME DON’T WORRY ABOUT IT – just fill out the longer version linked above.

In order to qualify for the “Shorter Version” make sure Number 1 is true. 

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 5 answers in the SHORT Questionnaire (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, longer questionnaire above. 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 5 questions if you already have a resume – please save this document with your NAME and SHORT VERSION as the title. I will use this to customize your top header and objective/profile section. Add references to the document if you would like me to create a references page for you, otherwise you will receive a generic template. Thank you!

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. If you wait until the last minute, I won’t be able to do all of them at the same time. 


Jessica Smith
Texas Academy of Dental Assisting Career Services

RECAP: Due by the date mentioned in class at MIDNIGHT 2 weeks after orientation – current resume if you have one AND the SHORT questionnaire OR if you don’t have a current resume please complete the LONGER questionnaire linked above. 

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



    1. Download the Resume Builder Questionnaire and email it back to me TADACareer (at) gmail (dot) com!
    2. Download the JOB SEARCH HANDBOOK for you! It’s FREE! Click here to download.
    3. Follow Job Search Prep on Social Media – Facebook – Instagram 
* There is no guarantee of employment, however, there are many things you can do to set yourself up for success! 

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