PharmacyThisWeek: How to network when you have no time to network. 190 New Jobs!!

March 17, 2015

Welcome to PharmacyThisWeek & Happy St. Paddy’s Day!

I was recently invited to speak on the topic of work-life balance.

< Insert laugh track here >

When first asked to present, I jokingly (sort of) told my spouse that my entire presentation would be as follows:

“Hi everyone. It’s impossible. Thanks for inviting me. So long!”

But then it was explained what they really wanted – Talk to us about how to network when you feel like you have no time to network.

That, I could do.

It is precisely how I live just about every day of my life.

So here’s the magic formula (It’s admittedly not that magical, but it works):

1. Don’t freak if you truly have no time for socials and mixers and business card exchanges. Yes, little hors d’ouevres plates and small talk can be beneficial. But when you work 40-60 hours a week and have kids, pets, and/or other demands going on?

It’s not always practical. Figure out, instead, how to leverage social media (our LinkedIn group, if nothing else) for professional networking instead. You can do this any time of the day, from anywhere.

2. Don’t try and tackle it at once. Networking isn’t a one-shot deal. Repeat, not a one-shot deal. You don’t just do it when you’re looking for a new job, or a favor, or a contact … and then forget about it until you need another favor down the road.

Professional networking is an ongoing investment. If you pay into it on a regular basis? You get a return on your investment. Sometimes, a huge one. This absolutely doesn’t have to be a six-hours-a-week investment. Shoot for 10 minutes a day, or an hour a week. SOMETHING. Just craft a game plan, and work consistently at keeping your network fresh and current.

3. Realize the power of “top-of-mind.” I am quite certain that many people adore you. But if you fail to stay top-of-mind among people of influence? They won’t necessarily forget that they adore you, but it’s entirely possible that you won’t be the first person who comes to mind when, say, there’s an amazing job opening at their facility.

You stay top of mind? You win.

It’s more about the commitment than the TIME commitment when it comes to professional networking. And thanks to social media tools like LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook? It’s easier than it has ever been to stay top of mind.

4. Cut yourself slack, but don’t slack. Having “no time” means you must make good use of the little slivers you do have (you do have them, I know you do.) Spend less time beating yourself over what you’re not doing, and more time crafting networking solutions that actually will work given your time constraints and life demands.

It’s that important to your career.

Strong network = better career potential. Enuf said!!


We need your help with our Facebook page. After hitting 202,000 Likes last week Facebook decided to delete all of their inactive profiles. This cost us over 4,000 Likes and knocked us back down to 197,000+. We would sure appreciate you spreading the word so we can keep adding new Likes. We have added 284 new Likes thus far this week so that’s great but psychologically we sure liked seeing that 202,000, lol! Thanks in advance for your help; it’s greatly appreciated!!!


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The first quarter of 2015 has been very strong when it comes to new job listings. We have more than doubled the number of new openings when compared to the same period in 2014 (437 vs. 961). We’re doing everything we can to keep this pace up! We’re also getting very aggressive with our advertising options so if you know of any employers looking to fill openings please email me at kevin@pharmacyweek.com. Here are some of the new and more interesting openings!!

Pharmacist

Pharmacist Internal Process Controls, Intermountain Medical Center, Salt Lake City, UT

Drug Information Specialist, Intermountain Medical Center, Murray/Salt Lake City, UT

Pharmacy Contract Manager, SelectHealth, Intermountain HC Sys, Salt Lake City, UT

Clinical Applications Manager – Pharmacy, HCA Far West Division, Las Vegas, NV

DOP (25-bed Critical Access Hospital), Wallowa Mem Hospital, Enterprise, OR CPS

Cameron And Company, Inc. Is Hiring! (Pharmacists & Techs!!)

Pharmacist, Mercy RMC, Durango, CO Centura Health

Director Pharmacy Care Employee Health Plan – EHP, Cleveland Clinic, Independence, OH

DOP (60-bed, LTACH), Vibra Hospital of Richmond, VA

Pharmacist & Tech (Full & Part-time), Remote Pharmacy Services (Center Based) Cardinal Health (Westmont, IL / Marlborough, MA / Dublin, OH / Houston, TX)

Clinical Pharmacy Spec (Mental Health Outpatient), U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Phoenix, AZ

Pharmacy Manager, Clinical Medicine Pharmacists (40 Hrs, Days), Newton Pavilion, Boston Med Center, Boston, MA

Pharmacists (7 on / 7 off Nights, Rotating Day/Eve, On-Call), Munson Medical Center, Traverse City, MI

Retail Pharmacist, Florence, NJ (Shifts available – 7 days a week 7am to 330pm and 330pm to 12a – 40 hours a week) Global Professional Consultants / RphFinder Inc.

100+ Pharmacist & Tech Openings – U.S. Department Of Veterans Affairs

QA Manager III, Central Admixture Pharmacy Services, Inc. (CAPS), Allentown, PA

Pharmacist In Charge, Omnicare, Grand Junction, CO (Western Slope area)

Pharmacists! Staff, Clinical & Management openings Nationwide!! RPh Professional Search

Staff Pharmacist – Outpatient, Froedtert Hospital, Milwaukee, WI

Georgia Pharmacists! (Hawkinsville, Forsyth, Elberton & Baxley) PharmD OnDemand

Target – 200+ Pharmacist & Tech openings Nationwide!!

Supervisory Pharmacist (Lake Baldwin VA Outpatient Clinic), U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Orlando, FL

70+ Pharmacist & Tech openings Nationwide!! Genoa, A QoL Healthcare Company (behavioral healthcare specialty pharmacy)

Clinical Oncology Specialist, Cancer Institute-Eastside, Greenville Health System, Greenville, SC

Pharmacist (Ambulatory), Upstate Medical Pharmacy, Greenville Health System, SC

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

Technician

Pharmacist & Tech (Full & Part-time), Remote Pharmacy Services (Center Based) Cardinal Health (Westmont, IL / Marlborough, MA / Dublin, OH / Houston, TX)

Tech I, Health Sys Phrm (Part-time), Rio Grande City, TX Cardinal Health (1 hr West of McAllen)

Cameron And Company, Inc. Is Hiring! (Pharmacists & Techs!!)

Target – 200+ Pharmacist & Tech openings Nationwide!!

70+ Pharmacist & Tech openings Nationwide!! Genoa, A QoL Healthcare Company (behavioral healthcare specialty pharmacy)

Pharmacy Tech (Full-, Part-time, PRN), Central Admixture Pharmacy Services, Inc. (CAPS) >> Allentown, Boston, Dallas, Denver, San Diego <<

100+ Pharmacist & Tech Openings – U.S. Department Of Veterans Affairs

Pharmacy Technician (Outpatient), U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Kansas City, MO

Pharmacy Business Analyst And Systems Coordinator, Providence Murray Business Center, Beaverton, OR (Portland)

Pharmacy Technician II (Full-time) Health System Pharmacy, Salt Lake City, UT Cardinal Health

Pharmacy Technician – Outpatient Lead, Froedtert Hospital, Milwaukee, WI

Pharmacy Tech II – Sterile Compounding Cleanroom, HCS Salt Lake City Homecare, South Jordan, UT IHC

VIRGINIA! 10+ Pharmacy Tech openings! Sentara Healthcare

So Carolina! 5 Pharmacy Tech openings!! Greenville Health System

QA Manager III, Central Admixture Pharmacy Services, Inc. (CAPS), Allentown, PA


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.

Boston Medical Center
Central Admixture Pharmacy Services
Centura Health
Cleveland Clinic
CardinalHealth
CompleteRx
Comprehensive Pharmacy Services (CPS)
Eastern Maine Med Ctr
Epic Systems Corp
Froedtert Health
Genoa, A QoL Healthcare Company
Global Professional Consultants / RphFinder Inc.
Greenville Health Systems
Innovatix
Intermountain Healthcare (UT and SE ID)
Kelsey-Seybold Clinic
PharmaCare Services
PharmD On Demand
Pharmacy Systems, Inc.
PHI Pharmacy
Prime Therapeutics
Providence Health & Services
Sentara (SE VA and NE NC)
Target
Veterans Administration

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

Kevin Mero
President
kevin@pharmacyweek.com
cell: 210 872-6160

 

 

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