Posts Categorized: Career Tips

Expectations Versus Reality: The Journey Of A Pharmacist ::

While in pharmacy school, you may have a vision of the kind of profession you are entering, one that is more idealistic, focusing on the healing aspect. But, like all professions, there is good and bad, and out in the working world, the reality is a little different. Here are a few of the differences,… Read more »

How To Choose Your Pharmacy Work Setting ::

The majority of pharmacists work in the retail sector. But, as a pharmacist plotting your career path, you may want to explore other options, and with the advances in medicine and information technology, there are a number of different career paths open to pharmacists. Another popular work setting among pharmacists is hospital pharmacy, and this… Read more »

The Do’s And Don’ts Of Pharmacist Interviews ::

The importance of job interviews cannot be overstated. The impression you make during the interview will either get you the job or eliminate you from consideration. You need to make sure you are doing the right things at the right time. Here are some key do’s and don’ts for the job interview. The do’s The… Read more »

When Should You Really Start Looking At New Jobs? ::

Career counselors say that the best time to look for a job is while you are already employed. And this is true for a number of reasons. Out of work and looking The first reason is that you’re not under pressure to find something. If you are unemployed and looking, there would be a lot… Read more »

Why You Should Consider a Specialty as a Pharmacy Technician ::

If you are a pharmacy tech working in a community pharmacy, but wanting something different, you should be aware that there are a number of other career paths you can take. Pharmacy techs also work in hospitals, specialty clinics, outpatient care centers, long-term care facilities, specialty pharmacies, online and mail-order pharmacies, in labs assisting in… Read more »

The Ultimate Pharmacist Cover Letter Guide ::

When applying for a job, the usual process is to provide a resume and a cover letter. The cover letter is important because, like the resume, it helps you to sell yourself to an employer, to advertise what you can offer that no one else can. But you don’t want the cover letter to simply… Read more »

Top Qualities Of A Great Pharmacist ::

What are the qualities needed to be a successful pharmacist? Here are a few of the most important ones. Attention to detail Because of the kind of work they do, pharmacists need to have great attention to detail. They must read prescriptions, dispense medications, and keep meticulous records. All of these activities require great attention… Read more »

Essential Soft Skills for Pharmacists to Have ::

The skills that pharmacists acquire in their training are called hard skills. These kinds of skills are more technical in nature. They rely on a stable, objective body of knowledge. They can be clearly defined and measured. In contrast to the hard skills, however, there are other traits that are classified as soft skills. These… Read more »

Do You Know Which Type of Pharmacist Has the Highest Salary? ::

There are many different opportunities for pharmacists in today’s workforce. Advancements in medicine and technology have opened up many new doors. But some positions pay more than others. Here is a shortlist of pharmacy jobs that generally have the best salaries, from highest to lowest. Community Pharmacist These are the people you see at your… Read more »

Signs It May Be Time to Find a New Pharmacy Job ::

You are feeling dissatisfied with your pharmacy job. It doesn’t excite you anymore. You feel like you are in a rut. Is it time to look for another job? Here are a few signs that it is time to move on. A frustrating work environment In order to feel confident in a job and to… Read more »