OPINION: MY FIRST JOB - Carl White, now the managing director of online sales house 24/7, nearly became a driller killer

’As a dentistry student, I spent two years filling teeth - with disastrous results,’ White says.

’As a dentistry student, I spent two years filling teeth - with

disastrous results,’ White says.



’When I gave my first injection to a fellow student, I was so nervous I

missed the correct point of entry and scraped the needle right across

his gums. Then there was the time I drilled right through a woman’s

molar and into the nerve. Quite frankly, I was useless.



’I should have realised practical work wasn’t for me when my woodwork

teacher told my parents the chessboard I was making looked like a

skateboard!



’At times during my sales career - when negotiations have gone a bit

awry - I’ve imagined putting the person I’m talking to into a dentist’s

chair and filling their teeth. Without anaesthetic.’



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1 Job description: Digital marketing executive

Digital marketing executives oversee the online marketing strategy for their organisation. They plan and execute digital (including email) marketing campaigns and design, maintain and supply content for the organisation's website(s).