PharmacyThisWeek: Make Networking Easier with Your 5/5/5 Approach - 500+ New Jobs

August 30, 2016


Welcome to PharmacyThisWeek!

You know you ought to.

You know you’re not getting anywhere by firing off online application after online application after online application (and getting about a 3% response rate, if that).

You’ve heard that the fastest path to a new job or career is by cultivating or leveraging an “in” at the facility you’re dying to work for. (And, for what it’s worth, you believe it.)

But something is keeping you from picking up the gosh darned phone, or sending the gosh darned email to get the ball rolling.

That something is fear.

Fear that the person will ignore you.

Fear that you’ll do it “wrong”.

Fear that you’ll make someone feel imposed upon.

Fear that the world will fall off its axis and implode into a million pieces if you dare to take a step that doesn’t just feel moderately uncomfortable; it feels terrifying.

Let’s boil this down and take some of the fear out of it. Let’s take five minutes and explore five ways to make job search networking five times easier.

1. Approach Like You’d Want to Be Approached

Part of this is really that simple. If someone needing career advice or an introduction or some other kind of job search counsel came to you, what approach would you appreciate, and what approach would make you feel annoyed, ambushed or resentful?

OK, great. Now, when you approach your next networking contact, do it in the way you’d appreciate and respond to favorably. Done.

2. Expect Some Crickets

“But, but, but… what if she ignores me?” Yes, what if? If someone you approach for job search support never responds to you, it’s the same exact outcome as if you never approached in the first place, so it’s no loss, no gain. Right?

So why not at least try?

You’ve got to expect some crickets here, and not let it ruin your entire outlook. People are often enormously busy in their day-to-day jobs and lives. They’re fighting fires, juggling home-life balance, buried alive in emails, across multiple email account and social media platforms.

Even people who like you and may wish you all the best may sometimes either take forever to respond, or overlook your email altogether. Don’t let it unhinge you. Wait a while and either follow up again, or find another connection.

3. Show Genuine Interest and Curiosity

People straight up like feeling important, noteworthy, valued and noticed. Approach people with this at the forefront of your mind. If you first mention something about that person that you’ve noticed, that you’re impressed by, or that you’re curious about … before you ask for a single favor … you may be surprised how willing she is to chat with you, and potentially do you a solid.

4. Practice the Approach With a Friend

If you’re still feeling all like, “Oh, crap. He’s going to think I’m a fool” about this, grab a friend or family member that you know will give you honest, helpful feedback. Ask them to be the “pretend stranger” that you’re planning to approach. Practice on them, whether that’s face-to-face or in writing.

And, if it’s face-to-face, consider recording the interaction, so you can watch how you come across, and fine-tune from there.

5. Remember That We are All Afraid

Everyone. We are all afraid, especially me! Even the jerks who look like they were put on this planet to schmooze it up with people. Guess what? Even they get nervous about asking for help, advice or favors. They have days when they feel like they’re not enough, or they won’t get it right.

The only real difference between those of us who are too scared to try networking and the one’s who appear to have plopped out of their mothers’ wombs knowing how it’s done? The latter person wasn’t afraid to try. And when that latter person tried, she saw how favorable the results can be, and then she got more confident. And then she got better and better at it.

For every single job you apply for, at least one person is finding and endearing themselves to an influencer or a direct decision maker on the inside of that facility. Every one.

And, more often than not, that person is going to be among the first interviewed.

Do everything in your power to be that person, for every job you pursue.

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We added 500+ new jobs last week! You can see them all here but also please check out the following HOT ones. I would also appreciate you forwarding this email on to anyone who is looking for a new opportunity. Thank you very much!!

Welcome to the following new advertisers!

Anne Arundel Medical Center, Annapolis, MD

CareerStaff Rx

Franciscan Missionaries Of Our Lady Health System, Baton Rouge, LA

Frank R. Howard Memorial Hospital, Willits, CA Adventist Health

Froedtert Health & Medical College of WI

Guam Regional Medical City, Dededo, Guam

Mackinac Straits Health System, St Ignace, MI

Samaritan Health Services, Corvallis, OR

Skagit Regional Health, Mount Vernon, WA

Yavapai Regional Medical Center, Prescott, AZ



Pharmacist In Charge / Manager – Hollywood, AIDS Healthcare Foundation (5+ Pharmacist & 5+ Tech openings Nationwide + Manzini, Zambia, Umlazi, South Africa)

Clinical Informatics Pharmacist, All Children’s Hospital, St Petersburg, FL (Tech & Pharmacist openings too!)

Clinical Pharmacist, Anne Arundel Medical Center, Annapolis, MD (5 Pharmacy Tech openings too!!)

APEXUS/340B Prime Vendor Program

1. Sr. Associate, Data Management, Apexus/340B Prime Vendor, Irving, TX
2. Vice President, Specialty Pharmacy Program, Apexus/340B Prime Vendor Program, Irving, TX
3. Vice President, Marketing & Public Affairs, Apexus/340B Prime Vendor Program, Dallas, TX
4. Sr. Pharmacy Contract Management, Apexus/340B Prime Vendor Program, Irving, TX

Manager, Ambulatory Clinical Pharmacy Program (40 Hrs, Days), Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA (10 Pharmacist & 25+ Pharmacy Tech Openings!!)

Pharmacist – Medication Therapy Management, IL or TX – STATEWIDE, Cardinal Health (40+ Pharmacist & 40+ Tech openings Nationwide!!)

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist-Infectious Disease, JFK Medical Center Edison, NJ CPS (20+ Pharmacist & Tech openings Nationwide!!)

Pharmacist, Franciscan Missionaries Of Our Lady Health System, Baton Rouge, LA (5+ Pharmacist & 5+ Tech openings!)

Retail Pharmacist, Frank R. Howard Memorial Hospital, Willits, CA Adventist Health (N of Santa Rosa, near Mendocino & coast. Have DOP, Inpatient, open too!!)

Staff Pharmacist, Froedtert Health & Medical College of WI (15+ Pharmacist & 15+ Technician openings Greater Milwaukee, WI)

Pharmacy Site Mgr’s, Genoa, a QoL Healthcare Company (AZ, CO, FL, ID, IN, MN, OH, TN, VA)  (10+ Pharmacist & 40+ Tech openings!!)

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, GNYHA, New York, NY (GPO & Supply Chain Resource)

Pharmacist (Inpatient), Guam Regional Medical City, Dededo, Guam (3 openings, New hospital!)

System Clinical Manager Of Pharmacy Services, Chippenham Hospital, Richmond, VA HCAVa (5+ Pharmacist & 5+ Full & Part-time Tech openings!!)

Pharmacist (Outpatient/Retail Float, Full-time), Layton Clinic, Layton, UT IHC (5+ Pharmacist & 10+ Tech openings!!)

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Solid Organ Transplant, Lahey Health, Burlington, MA (10+ Pharmacist & 10+ Tech openings!!)

Retail Pharmacists & Techs (Full & Part-Time), Mackinac Straits Health System, St Ignace, MI (Located in northern MI, gorgeous area!!)

Emergency Department Clinical Specialist, Cabell Huntington Hospital, Huntington, WV  Pharmacy Systems, Inc. (40+ Pharmacist & Tech Openings!!)

Pharmacist, Providence Health & Services, Spokane, WA  (30+ Pharmacist & 20+ Tech openings!!)

Pharmacy Mgr (Outpatient), St. Helena Hospital Napa Valley, St. Helena, CA (Also have Pharmacists & Tech openings too!!)

Clinical Pharmacist-Hlth Plans, Samaritan Health Services, Corvallis, OR (10+ Pharmacist & Tech openings!!)

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist (All Hospitals), Sentara Healthcare, Virginia & North Carolina (10+ Pharmacist & 15+ Technician Jobs!)

Pharmacy Mgr, Ludington Hospital, Ludington, MI  Spectrum Health  (5+ Pharmacist & 5+ Tech openings!!)

Manager Pharmacy System Oncology Operations, Swedish Medical Center, Seattle, WA (Have Pharmacist & Tech opening too!)

Clinical Pharmacist, The Queen’s Medical Center, Honolulu, HI

Staff Pharmacist, Triad Isotopes (Loma Linda, CA, Portland, OR, Orlando, FL, Myrtle Beach, SC, Dallas, TX too!!)

Sr. Pharmacist Supervisor – Investigational Drugs, UCLA Health, Los Angeles, CA (5+ Pharmacist & 5+ Pharmacy Tech openings!!)

Pharmacist, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, Oakland, CA  (5+ Pharmacists, 1 Mgr & 1 Tech)

Oncology Clinical Pharmacist – Future Opportunities, University of Utah Health Care, Salt Lake City, UT

Pharmacist Opportunities: Your Next Career Decision Can Impact Millions Of Veterans (50+ Pharmacist & 50+ Tech openings Nationwide!)

DOP, Vibra Healthcare, Fargo, ND

Senior Consultant- Specialty Pharmacy, Vizient, Inc. (National – Virtual Office/Telecommute)

ADOP (206-beds), Yavapai Regional Medical Center, Prescott, AZ (Beautiful area 1.5 hrs N of Phoenix, mtns, water, golf!!)


Pharmacy Techs (Boston/Woburn), Central Admixture Pharmacy Services, Inc. (CAPS)

Pharmacy Techs – Full, Part-time & PRN, Centura Health (Canon City, Castle Rock, Colorado Springs, Denver, Durango, Lakewood, Littleton, Longmont, Louisville, Parker, Pueblo & Westminster, CO)

Pharmacy Technician, Miller Drug – Mercy Hospital, Portland, ME EMHS  (15+ Pharmacist & 10+ Technician openings!!)

Relief Pharmacy Technician, Los Angeles, CA  Jackson Pharmacy Professionals (20+ Pharmacist & Tech openings Nationwide!)

Retail Pharmacists & Techs (Full & Part-Time), Mackinac Straits Health System, St Ignace, MI (Located in northern MI, gorgeous area!!)

Client Services Coordinator, Navitus Health Solutions (Phoenix, AZ / Madison & Appleton, WI / 30+ other Openings!!)

Pharmacy Technician Supervisor, Providence Health & Services, Spokane, WA  (30+ Pharmacist & 20+ Tech openings!!)

Pharmacy Technician II – Future Opportunities In Inpatient Transitions Of Care, University of Utah Health Care, Salt Lake City, UT  (15+ Pharmacy & 15+ Tech openings!!)

Pharmacy Techs (40+ Full, Part-time & PRN openings Nationwide), U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs


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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.

AIDS Healthcare Foundation
All Children’s Hospital
Boston Medical Center
CareerStaff Rx
Central Admixture Pharmacy Services
Centura Health
Commonwealth Health Corporation
Comprehensive Pharmacy Services (CPS)
Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems (EMHS)
Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System
Frank R. Howard Memorial Hospital
Froedtert Health
Genoa, A QoL Healthcare Company
Greenville Health System
Intermountain Healthcare (UT and SE ID)
Jackson Pharmacy Professionals
Lahey Health
Navitus Health Solutions
OnePoint Patient Care
Pharmacy Systems, Inc.
PHI Pharmacy
Providence Health & Services
RPh Professional Search
Saint Thomas Health
Samaritan Health Services
Script N Go
Sentara (SE VA and NE NC)
Skagit Regional Health
Soleo Health
Spectrum Health
St Helena Hospital Napa Valley
Swedish Medical Center
The Queen’s Medical Center
Triad Isotopes, Inc.
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland
UCLA Health
University of Utah
Veterans Administration

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

Kevin Mero
cell: 210 872-6160



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