There are lots of dental job boards in the US and Canada. You will find, however, that not all of them are a good fit for you. Some will have more listings than others and some will offer different features that will either be helpful or not. Take some time to consider which one(s) are right for your job search.
Dental Job Boards That Get Results
When deciding which ones you want to use, the most important consideration is the one that has the best chancing of getting you employed. Consider the following:
- What job board(s) do your local dental staffing agencies recommend? They have a pulse on where employers are listing openings and thus are a great resource to start with.
- Which job boards seem to have the most listings in your area? See if you are able to perform searches first before you create an account with them because it can take some time to create a profile.
- Is the job board specific to the dental industry or does it have listings for other professions? Generally, dental-specific job boards are going to get you more listings than general job boards, but there are some exceptions (such as CraigsList, so look carefully).
Dental Job Boards That are Simple
- Does the job board make it easy for you to find jobs on your computer, tablet or phone? Most people are using phones these days so if that’s you then make sure it’s easy to quickly search while on your phone.
- Is it easy to create a profile? Some job boards can take a huge chunk of time entering lots of information. Have resume and other information at your finger tips when you start creating profiles so you can get them completed quickly and thoroughly.
- Does the profile allow you to upload your resume? I think this is really important because you want employers to see the information YOU want to include, not just generalized details. You also want them to see a great format to make it easier for them to read.
- Is it simple to apply for a job? Ideally, you would want to see a job and within a couple clicks have your resume submitted to the employer. But it differs from job board to job board.
- Can you get email alerts or notices when new jobs matching your needs get posted? I think this is hugely important and most do offer it. You simply don’t have time to babysit a job board every day, and can’t afford not to. Alerts and notices will take that stress away from you
- What other services does the job board offer? Some will offer a variety of things such as information, tips, and strategies. And others will offer extended services such as recruitment and resume writing.
Dental Job Boards Directory
General National/Local: These are national, generalized boards with listings for all professions. Dental employers do use them, however so don’t neglect them: craigslist.com; monster.com; indeed.com; careerbuilder.com; simplyhired.com; ziprecruiter.com; googleforjobs.com; glassdoor.com; LinkedIn.com
Industry National/Local: – These national, industry-specific boards with only dental listings: ihiredental.com; dentaljobs.net; dentalpost.net; dentaljobs.com; ondiem.com; dentaljobs2day.com; dentistjobcafe.com; dentalclassifieds.com; mydentaljobs.com; dentalgrind.com; dentistjobcafe.com
Federal and State Government: CareerOneStop.com has a link to all the state government job board websites. So that would include military and veteran hospital jobs, prisons, and other public health positions.
General Local Searches: Local newspapers and TV stations often have community job boards, and other community-based websites sometimes have job boards.
Corporate and Larger Practices: Dental manufacturers, such as Patterson, American Eagle, and Hu-Friedy all have their own job boards. And you will also find that most dental service organizations (DSO’s) – such as Heartland Dental (750+ practices), Aspen Dental (600+ practices), and Pacific Dental Services (500+ practices) – have their own job sites. Occasionally, smaller DSO’s (those with say a dozen or so practices) will have them as well. If there’s an employer you want to work for, look to see if they have a job board.
Independent Practices: Often when a local office needs employees, they will post that on their social media pages. So, again, follow the offices you want to work for in the event they post something.
Social Media: Using social media group pages (particularly Facebook) has emerged as an important resource over the last several years. You should be able to find both national and local Facebook groups in dentistry that post job openings.
National, State, and Local Associations and Components: For a long time, associations provided a valuable resource to there members in the form of job boards. And many still do, but I do see where some no longer include job board listings or they are not kept current. Check your local ADA or ADHA websites to see what they offer. A lot of them have gone to posting through their social media channels only.