PharmacyThisWeek: Job search spammy marketing, are you guilty? 196 New Jobs!!

March 10, 2015

Welcome to PharmacyThisWeek!

I participate in a short list of LinkedIn groups that are specifically relevant to my areas of expertise. Among the most useful for my work are those LinkedIn groups that serve communities of people who are either considering career transitions or actively seeking.

Unfortunately, as many of you know, LinkedIn groups are also a breeding ground for spammy marketing messages, whose authors pay little (or no) attention to the core mission or purpose of that group, nor the needs and preferences of its members.

And it gets a little old.

And it can choke the good stuff right out of the discussion stream if the group’s moderators aren’t diligent in policing.

So you can imagine what a refreshing delight it was when, last week, I saw a polite reminder from the moderator of a career community group in which I participate. The message asked the group’s members to kindly consider that spammy, irrelevant marketing is self-serving, fails to add any real value, and is not a welcome part of the conversation.

I applauded from my desk chair, as did several others within the comments section of the thread.

Afterwards, I got to thinking …

This careless, lazy (and frankly, ineffective) method of marketing is also common among job seekers.

You know how much you hate spammy marketing, right?

It yells messages at you.

It gets in your way.

You wonder, “Why the heck is this person even talking to me? I’m not even close to his target customer.”

You hate it, but

…are you being a spammy marketer in your own job search?

  • Are you machine-gunning out bunches of resumes without spending time to consider the core needs, goals and values of the receiver?
  • Are you sending out the same cover letter, with the same unpersonalized messaging to every single potential employer you contact?
  • Are you thinking that, if you yell out to enough people, with enough noise, eventually you’ll find a taker?If this sounds at all like your approach to date, stop it. For your own sake, stop.

Instead, build a marketing campaign of real dialogue.

Find the right people to approach, and be thoughtful in how you can best approach them.

Seek to build genuine relationships.

Do some homework.

Offer to help the people around you.

Just don’t be spam. Spam is lazy. It tells the recipient, “I don’t really care about you, but I’m hoping you’ll buy from me anyway.”

And more importantly, it just doesn’t work.

What techniques are you using, or have you used, that have worked? If you have some non-spammy job search tactics to share, please be sure email me at kevin@pharmacyweek.com!


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We’re still averaging way over 100 new jobs each week and added 196 last week! You can see them all here and check out these interesting ones!!

Pharmacist

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

Director, Pharmacy Pediatric Programs – Pediatric And Member Services, Novation – Decker Tower, Irving, TX (VHA Inc. & UHC)

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.

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

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

Sr Reporting/Business Analyst, Prime Therapeutics, Irving, TX

60+ Pharmacist & Tech openings Nationwide!! Genoa, A QoL Healthcare Company

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Cardiology, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Durham, NC >> Open to Non-US Citizens & 100+ Pharmacist & Tech openings Nationwide!! <<

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

Pharmacy Contracting Manager; 340B, Apexus/340B Prime Vendor Program, Irving, TX

340B Education & Compliance Support Manager, Apexus/340B Prime Vendor Program (Virtual Office/Telecommute)

Manager, Industry Relations And Contracting – Pharmacist, Navitus Health Solutions, Madison, WI

Pharmacy Compounding Supervisor, Inpatient Pharmacy (40 Hrs, Days), Boston Med Ctr, Boston, MA

Pharmacy Program Manager (Pharmacy Re-Engineering), U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Hines, IL

Clinical Pharmacy Manager- Home Services, Providence Home Services, Portland, OR

Pharmacist-Inpatient, Providence Medford Medical Center, Medford, OR

Manager, Clinical Pharmacy Services, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Phoenix, AZ

Manager Of Clinical Application Services, HCA Far West Division, Las Vegas, NV

DOP (50-bed LTAC), Naples, FL PharmaCare Services

Pharmacy Manager (Ambulatory, Clinical, Days), Froedtert Hospital, Milwaukee, WI

DOP (99-bed), Western Plaines Medical Complex, Dodge City, KS CPS (2 hrs W of Wichita)

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

DOP, Auburn, IN Pharmacy Systems, Inc. (20 mins North of Fort Wayne)

10+ Pharmacist, Technician, Scientist & Nurse Managed Care Openings, Global Professional Consultants / RphFinder Inc.

Pharmacist, Mercy RMC, Durango, CO Centura Health

DOP (55-beds, avg daily census approx 12), Taylor Regional Hospital, Hawkinsville, GA PharmD On Demand

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

Technician

Pharmacy Tech I, Taylorsville Clinic, Taylorsville, UT IHC

Pharmacy Technician, Narcotics, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Columbia, SC >> Open to Non-US Citizens & 100+ Pharmacist & Tech openings Nationwide!! <<

Tech I, Health Sys Phrm (Part-time), Rio Grande City, TX Cardinal Health

Tech II, Health Sys Pharm, Oak Ridge, TN Cardinal Health

60+ Pharmacist & Tech openings Nationwide!! Genoa, A QoL Healthcare Company

DMEPOS Coordinator (Durable Medical Equip, Prosthetics, Orthotics & Supplies) Central Maine Medical Center, Lewiston, ME CPS

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

Pharmacy Technician Reimbursement Specialist, Froedtert Health, Woodland Prime Campus, Menomonee Falls, WI

Specialist – Pharmacy Technician-Medical Assistance (Days), Froedtert Hospital, Milwaukee, WI

10+ Pharmacist, Technician, Scientist & Nurse Managed Care Openings, Global Professional Consultants / RphFinder Inc.

IV Tech, Central Admixture Pharmacy Services, Inc. (CAPS), Denver, CO

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

IV Tech, Central Admixture Pharmacy Services, Inc. (CAPS), Dallas, TX


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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