PharmacyThisWeek: Why you shouldn't EVER be a jerk to a recruiter! 100+ New Jobs!!

November 19, 2014

Welcome to PharmacyThisWeek!

Recruiters, and/or headhunters as they can be so lovingly called, can be so pesky, I totally get it.

Having been one for 20+ years, I know firsthand that plenty of job seekers and professionals view our trade much like they do “lawyers” or “used car salesmen.”

And some of us earn that reputation. We do.

But as tempting as it may be, if you are a job seeker with an active resume posted online (e.g., Indeed,, etc.) you absolutely cannot be a jerk to a recruiter who calls you, with good intentions, to see if you might be a fit for the position that he/she has available.

This is not some bozo cold-calling you.

YOU have advertised yourself there. YOU have invited people to connect. Therefore, YOU cannot be a jerk (unless the recruiter is a jerk first, then all bets are off.)

So anyways…

Today I called a decent looking (on paper) candidate who had just posted his resume online a couple of days ago. From my assessment of his resume, he’s recently quit or been laid off from his job.

As in, he has no job.

I’m a recruiting professional within the exact market he works, I would also like to think my time is very valuable. I have at least 2-3 jobs available that would be very appropriate for his skill set. With really great employers.

Unfortunately, I didn’t have the opportunity to discuss any of these positions with him. I didn’t have the opportunity to discuss his situation, goals or any of that.

Why not?

Because he was a royal jerk.

“Why are you asking me this? It’s all right there on my resume.”

“What am I best at? My resume speaks for itself.”

“What do I want to do? Are you even looking at my resume?”

At this point, I politely ended the call. And promptly blacklisted him from any future opportunities through our career-long, Concierge Service.

Had he been one step more rude? I may have even dialed up a couple of my very favorite clients (the hiring managers at the hospitals he may wish to work for) and suggested they keep an eye out for this guy.

And not in a good way.

So my key points here are as follows:

1. If you’re posting your resume online, you are inviting recruiters to contact you.
2. Some of them will be great, some will pester the heck out of you. Deal, or take the resume down.
3. The good recruiters and HR professionals? We will be extremely dialed in to your industry and to the key players in your industry. Our relationships can help you. They can also hurt you.

I recognize that job search can be incredibly stressful, especially if it’s not by choice. But there is truly no good reason to be mean to recruiters if you are the one who invited that call in the first place.

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Before we turn to the new jobs please take a look at the following interactive guides for pharmacy technicians. This is from a new advertiser and in the very cool iBook format. These books were written by Dottie Dunaway, CPhT, Dottie works for Humana. The publisher has asked me to get any feedback I can so if anyone has an opinion or a comment please let me know, thanks!!

Math Review, Law Review & Top 200 Drug Guide For The Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam

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

Director, Continuing Education And Clinical Content, Drug Store News >> Virtual/Remote Position <<

Director Of Sales & Business Development, PharmaCare Svcs, San Antonio, TX

Data Analyst, Pharmacy Administration, Newton Pavilion, Boston Med Ctr, Boston, MA

Operations Manager, Fulfillment, Prime Therapeutics, Irving, TX

Sr Director Pharmacy Op’s, Prime Therapeutics, Irving, TX


Pharmacist In Charge, Omnicare, Grand Junction, CO

DOP, Glen Dale, WV Pharmacy Systems, Inc (10 mi S of Wheeling, WV)

Mgr, Amb Pharmacy Svcs, Gallipolis, OH Pharmacy Systems, Inc.

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Mental Health, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Battle Creek, MI
>> 100+ Pharmacist & Tech openings Nationwide!! <<

Staff Pharmacist (Controlled Substances), U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Miami, FL >> 100+ Pharmacist & Tech openings Nationwide!! <<

Pharmacy Clinical Specialist, Internal Medicine/Transitions Of Care, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA

Infectious Disease Specialist (411-bed tertiary care facility), Eastern Maine Medical Center, Bangor, ME
>> $10K Sign-on + $5K Relo <<

Pharmacy Content Specialist, Epic Systems Corporation, Madison, WI >> Pediatrics experience pref <<

DOP (130-bed), Guam Region Med City, Tamuning, Guam Cardinal Health >> New hospital, opening Dec. 2014!! <<

Clinical Pharmacist (Day shift), Driscoll Children’s Hospital, Corpus Christi, TX

Assistant Director – Ambulatory Pharmacy, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, Cleveland, OH

Health Plan Pharmacy Director, Cleveland Clinic, Independence, OH (Self-insured employee health plan)

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Sentara Medical Group, Norfolk, VA

Pharmacy Coord / 340B, Froedtert Health, Milwaukee, WI

Staff Pharmacist (Outpatient, Hem/Onc), Froedtert Health, Milwaukee, WI

Specialty Pharmaceutical Products Pharmacy Supervisor, Providence Home Services, Portland, OR

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Oncology, Providence Portland Medical Center, Portland, OR

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Clinics (Day Shift), Providence Office Park, Portland, OR

Clinical Pharmacist Specialist- Health Plans (MTM, Day Shift), Providence Murray Business Center, Beaverton, OR

Pharmacist II (Full-Time) 7on/7off Nights – Remote Order Entry (Center Based), Rxe Source California, Irvine, CA Cardinal Health (Also Westmont, IL, Marlborough, MA, Romulus, MI, Dublin, OH)

Director, State Pharmacy, WellCare Health Plans, Inc, Cypress, CA (LA area)

DOP (286-bed, Acute care), Regional Medical Center Orangeburg, SC CPS

Supervisor, Pharmacy, Greenville Health System, Cancer Institute-Eastside, Greenville, SC

Clinical Oncology Pharmacy Specialist, Greenville Health System Cancer Institute. Greenville, SC

Pharmacist (PRN) Baxley, GA PharmD OnDemand

Pharmacy Manager I, LDS Hospital, Salt Lake City, UT IHC


PTCB Certified IV Tech Opportunities, Allentown, PA Central Admixture Pharmacy Services, Inc. (CAPS)

PTCB Certified IV Tech Opportunities, San Diego, CA Central Admixture Pharmacy Services, Inc. (CAPS)

Pharmacy Technician II, Hackensack University Med Ctr, Hackensack, NJ

Pharmacy Technician, Hazelwood Center, Louisville, KY Pharmacy Systems, Inc.

IV Tech, Central Admixture Pharmacy Services, Inc. (CAPS), Woburn, MA

Certified Pharmacy Technicians – Full-Time & PRN, Chippenham and Johnston-Willis Hospitals (HCA Virginia), Richmond, VA

Pharmacy Technician II (Compound Pharmacy), Greenville Health System, Greenville, SC

Pharmacy Technician I (Inpatient), Greenville Health System, Cancer Institute-Eastside, Greenville, SC

Sr Buyer, Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX Cardinal Health

Pharmacy Tech II, Dixie RMC, St George, UT IHC

Pharmacy Tech (Outpatient), Cleveland Clinic, Community Hospitals & NE Ohio Centers

Pharmacy Tech (Inpatient), Cleveland Clinic, Community Hospitals & NE Ohio Centers

Pharmacy Tech (Inpatient), Froedtert Health, Milwaukee, WI

Pharmacy Technician (Procurement, Day shift), U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Bay Pines, FL >> Open to Non-US Citizens & 100+ Pharmacist & Tech openings Nationwide!! <<

Pharmacy Technician, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Hines, IL >> 100+ Pharmacist & Tech openings Nationwide!! <<

Pharmacy Technician I (Homecare), HCS Salt Lake City Homecare, South Jordan, UT IHC

Pharmacy Tech (Information Systems), Intermountain Medical Center, Murray / Salt Lake City, UT

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 week, you can always reach me at my email or cell number below, thanks!

Kevin Mero
cell: 210 872-6160



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