PharmacyThisWeek: Accelerate your job search TODAY! 1,000+ Jobs!!

July 15, 2014

Welcome to PharmacyThisWeek!

Well, the watermelon has been devoured.

The fireworks lie in a charred pile of rubble in the recycle bin.

The ice has melted in the cooler, the sand is (mostly) gone from the beach bag (ok, not mostly).

The 4th of July is over.

Now what?

If you’re smart (and dying to make a meaningful career change, sooner rather than later), now’s the time to hit the pedal to the medal, and not just because you’re out of sparklers.

More importantly, now’s the time because these summer weeks are perfect ones for cooking up a killer strategy that will move you toward that job or life you’ve been dreaming about … now.

Think about it. What’s your competition doing right now? I’ll tell you what they’re doing.

They’re paddling around on inflatable dolphins in backyard pools. They’re heading out into the wilderness with their bug spray, walking sticks and tents. They’re throwing back mojitos on some outdoor patio. They’re trying to figure out exactly how they’re going to keep the kids entertained for another month and a half.

They’re loafing. They’re not fussing with job search; they’re busy doing summer.

So what can you do, today, to accelerate your search while the rest of the world is kicking back?

1. Optimize your LinkedIn profile.

What do I mean by “optimize”? I mean think about who you’d like to have find you online, and how you want them to feel once they do. You want an HR professional to find you for a clinical specialist role? Well then, you’d best make sure your LinkedIn profile is ripe with messaging and specific terms that make it clear that you’re an outstanding clinical pharmacist. Likewise, you want to make sure the profile showcases both your skills AND your personality. Write the summary in a conversational manner. Have a great headline. Make sure your photo demonstrates to me that you’re an engaging, approachable human.

2. Think about where you’d love to work, and then build a plan of attack.

I’m guessing that many of you have a short list of employers in mind that you’d squeal with joy over the opportunity to work for, right? Of course you do. So get those employers out of your head and onto paper. Now mosey over to their websites and see if they have any openings that would be a great match for you. If no, are you done? Nnnnoooooo, you aren’t even close to done.

Get on LinkedIn and key that company name into the search box. Do you have any 1st or 2nd degree contacts working at these companies? Or maybe you share a Group affiliation with someone at one? THESE are the people to whom you must endear yourself. Endear yourself so you can learn more about what it’s like to work there, what positions might be a good match for you, and what openings might be coming up soon. Even better, once you establish a crony on the inside? She’s likely going to be very helpful in getting you on the hiring manager’s radar. Don’t call it a day after you apply online. Never. Find people on the inside, and buddy up.

3. Need help achieving a brand-name resume or CV?

I’m fortunate to be associated with an expert in the field of writers. Her name is Gina Harris, and she has over 20 years of experience as a professional writer, and 10+ years specializing in resumes and CVs. Gina is offering a significant discount (up to 30%) to PharmacyWeek members. If you are interested in a no-cost review, and I hope you are, please see this link.

Be sure and use discount code PWKMRF14 when you contact Gina. Again, there is no cost for her to review what you have and for her to give you her opinion.

Should you miss out on summer in the name of job search? Of course not. But if you make a few thoughtful moves in between your road trips, pool parties and BBQs, you’re going to be very happy come Labor Day.

Because you’ll be far ahead of the pack of summer loafers.

(And then can kick back with your mojito and watch them scramble!!)

We’re still averaging way over 100 new jobs each week. You can see them all here and check out these interesting ones!!


Portfolio Executive – Pharmacy, Apexus/340B Prime Vendor Program, Irving, TX

340B Implementation Mgr, Pharmacy, Apexus/340B Prime Vendor Program (National, Virtual Office/Telecommute)

Portfolio Executive – Distribution, Apexus/340B Prime Vendor Program, Irving, TX

Pharmacy Team Lead, LDS Hospital, Salt Lake City, UT IHC

Staff Pharmacist (Full-time), 25-bed Acute Care Hospital, located in NE LA (New grads & retail welcome!!) PharmaCare Svcs

Manager, Pharmacy – Assistant Director Of Pharmacy, St Luke’s Hosp, Tempe, AZ Cardinal Health

5 – RxE Pharmacist II, Cardinal Health (IL, MA, MI, NC) Search “RxE”

Staff Pharmacist, Central Admixture Pharmacy Services, Inc.(CAPS), Horsham, PA

DOP (492-bed), Baptist Hospital, Pensacola, FL CPS

Pharmacy Mgr (130-bed, Opening Fall 2014!), Guam Regional Medical City, Guam South Pacific

Ambulatory Oncology Pharmacy Manager, Metroplex Hospital, Killeen, TX (1.5 hrs N of Austin)

Mgr Of Pharmacy Clinical Svcs, Overlake Hospital Med Ctr, Bellevue, WA (Seattle suburb, NICU/Pediatric exp preferred)

Mgr, Pharmacy Operations (600+ beds), Phoenix Childrens Hospital, Phoenix, AZ

CompleteRx Company Profile – 30+ Pharmacist & Tech openings Nationwide!!


Clinical Review Technician, Prime Therapeutics, Edina, MN (Minneapolis, Several openings!!)

Pharmacy Technician – Part-Time, Centennial Peaks Hospital Louisville, CO CPS

Pharmacy Technician II (PRN), OakBend Med Ctr, Richmond, TX Cardinal Health (Sugar Land area)

Outpatient Pharmacy Technician (Supervisor), U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Honolulu, HI

Pharmacy Tech II – Insurance Verification, Intermountain HealthCare System, Supply Chain Center, Salt Lake City / Murray, UT

Pharmacy Technician (Anticoagulation), U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Fort Harrison, MT

Pharmacy Technician (Inpatient), U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Columbia, MO

Pharmacy Tech (Outpatient Clinic, 1st shift), Froedtert Hospital, Milwaukee, WI

IV Tech, Central Admixture Pharmacy Services, Inc. (CAPS), Phoenix, AZ

Pharmacy Technician II (PRN), St John’s Med Ctr, Jackson, WY Cardinal Health


Director of Franchise Pharmacy Support, Uvanta, Chicago, IL (Strong LTC exp req but Pharmacist not req)

Prime Therapeutics – Sr SAS Analyst, Dir Network Contracting, Sr. Compliance Analyst – Government Prog, Sr. Forecast Analyst, Sr Dir Specialty Pharmacy Manufacturing & Contracts, Sr Clin Research Prog

Quality Control Coordinator, Central Admixture Pharmacy Services, Inc. (CAPS), San Diego, CA

Did you happen to catch this recent article?

More than 10 Colleges of Pharmacy Will Close in the Next 20 Years! UNLESS . . . . (Very interesting read by Prof. Daniel A. Hussar, PhD)

We update the following employer’s openings each week so be sure and check out their latest available positions. Unless otherwise noted these employers have openings in multiple states so be sure and search on the state and/or job title you are most interested in. If you have any questions just let me know.

Central Admixture Pharmacy Services
Centura Health
Cleveland Clinic
Comprehensive Pharmacy Services (CPS)
Froedtert Health
Intermountain Healthcare (UT and SE ID)
PharmaCare Services
Pharmacy Systems, Inc.
Prime Therapeutics
Providence Health & Services
Sentara (SE VA and NE NC)
Veterans Administration

I hope everyone has a great and safe week, you can always reach me at my email or cell number below, thanks!

Kevin Mero
cell: 210 872-6160



, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , career, career change, clinical pharmacy, clinical staff pharmacist, community pharmacy, community pharmacy residency, Cover Letter, director, director of pharmacy, health system, Healthcare, hospital, job interview, job seach, Jobs, LinkedIn, management, networking, pharmacist, pharmacist jobs, pharmacy, pharmacy education, pharmacy jobs, Pharmacy Manager, pharmacy residency, pharmacy techinician, PharmacyWeek, relocation, remote staff pharmacist, resume, resume writer, retail, rural, rural pharmacist, Staff Pharmacist

Comments are closed.