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    Im in my first year A levels amd im desperately in need of work experience. I did two weeks at a dental clinic but i barely learnt anything while i was there.
    Im planning on calling dental practices and orthodontic practices but i would like some advice on how to address the call for anyone whose successfully recieved work experience via call application.
    How do i start the call and ... what do i say?

    Im a bit lost at the moment so any advice would be very much appreciated.
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    instead of calling I would send a covering letter and cv instead of a call as calls are too informal and you don't end up looking very organised plus youd be holding the line up with the receptionist who wont know if they can take any work placements and will most likely say no just to get you off the line.

    in the covering letter youd then have something to give to them which conveys why you want the experience, the experience you already have and your other qualities
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    Thanks for the reply, i was definitely considering on writing a letter instead. Seems like the more viable option. Thanks
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    Hi guys I applied for dentistry last year and recieved three interviews and three offers. I have been where you are now and understand applying for dentistry can be a stressfull process. I am providing a tuition service to help those wishing to apply for dentistry so any who are interested or simply want to learn more, feel free to pm me.Good luck!
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    (Original post by Teukjae707)
    Im in my first year A levels amd im desperately in need of work experience. I did two weeks at a dental clinic but i barely learnt anything while i was there.
    Im planning on calling dental practices and orthodontic practices but i would like some advice on how to address the call for anyone whose successfully recieved work experience via call application.
    How do i start the call and ... what do i say?

    Im a bit lost at the moment so any advice would be very much appreciated.
    Hi Teukjae

    Please don't feel lost! There are lots of people around who have been in your exact situation and who are able to offer advice.

    Hopefully I can help a little.

    When you say that you barely learnt anything from your two weeks in the dental clinic, do you think you feel like that because you had an expectation of what you would learn while you were there?

    The thing to remember when it comes to work experience is that it is all about being able to reflect on the experience afterwards and recognise what you have gained from it.

    Do you think looking back now that you can see ways in which the experience shaped you and your view of dentistry?

    Universities understand that gaining work experience can be difficult and that not everyone has access to the same opportunities. They want to see that you have made a serious effort to experience as much as you can and that you can talk maturely about the experiences you have had.

    Do let me know if you have any questions I can help you with.

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