7 Common Pharmacist Resume Pitfalls

Is your job search dragging on for too long? Not getting enough pharmacist job interview requests? Were you recently overlooked for a position you were qualified for? These are tell-tale signs that your pharmacist resume is holding you back. Here’s a list of the 7 most common pharmacist resume mistakes that I see everyday: Formatting-Too many…

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3 Tips For Pharmacists Transitioning From Retail To Clinical

Many pharmacists interested in making the leap from retail to clinical are finding that it’s often not an easy to task to undertake. There are a few factors that are standing in your way: the job market in general, the fact that retail and clinical practice are vastly different, and most pharmacy directors will simply toss…

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8 body language pitfalls that are sinking your pharmacist job interview

In many ways, the interview stage of a pharmacist job search is like the last mile of marathon. You’ve read my previous articles, and have therefore written an accomplishment-focused pharmacist resume that not only gets you past those pesky electronic filters, but catches the eye of the pharmacy director. Go ahead and take a bow. Curtsy. Because you’ve accomplished what…

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Pharmacists must modify their job search techniques to find success

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Sometime during the Pleistocene era… a group of pigeons got lost and eventually found themselves on an island 700 miles east of Madagascar called Mauritius. The island was kind and gentle-lacking any formidable predators or large insects. With food and leisure aplenty, these birds adapted to their charmed new lifestyle.  The (now called) Dodo birds became fat…

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2 ways to design a recruiter-friendly pharmacist resume

How do you personally consume information and content in 2016? When shopping online, do you read EVERYTHING on a website? Do you read every article that shows up on your Twitter feed? Of course not. Ya see, our reading has really evolved into scanning. We scroll through our social media feeds and scan for words or…

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How To Nail 2 Important Pharmacist Interview Questions

So, you’ve managed to get your resume past… those burly electronic body guards (also called ATS), impressed the recruiter, and have been selected for a job interview for a position that you highly covet. What a great feeling! But that fleeting jubilation gives way to overwhelming nervousness as the interview approaches. Because of this anxiety, you may…

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Pharmacists, 3 tips to overcome a challenging job market

  Our profession tends to be a bit of a slow-evolving breed..from painfully slow progress seeking  provider status to using outdated, inefficient pharmacy computer systems. In some ways, it’s partly the reason we are considered one of the most trusted healthcare professionals. The lack of change means consistency and familiarity…at least in the eyes of…

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3 Ways To Design A Pharmacist Resume That Gets Noticed

Generally speaking, once a recruiter or hiring manager takes a look at your resume, you have about 8 seconds to make an impression-to convince them to keep reading and not simply toss your resume into the junk pile. Indulge me for a second and brainstorm some things you can do  in 8 seconds. Put on your socks.…

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3 main reasons your pharmacist resume doomed your job search

Many of us have experienced the soul-sucking discouragement that comes when you receive a rejection letter for a pharmacist position you thought you were the ideal candidate for. Sure, I get it. Those infamous letters are supposed to be a professional and courteous way of informing you that you are no longer in consideration. The truth is they can come…

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Are you talking your way out of your next pharmacist position?

Congrats! Your hard work and dedication have landed you that much-anticipated job interview for that pharmacist position that you covet. Initially, you will be filled with jubilation, and rightfully so. Shortly thereafter, the anxiety begins to creep in as you start to realize that only one candidate will get the position, and you’re likely going…

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