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PharmacyThisWeek: Cut Weeks Out of Your Job Search / 26k+ Jobs / 3 New Advertisers

November 27, 2018



Welcome to PharmacyThisWeek!

Do you want to cut weeks out of your job search … like a LOT of weeks?

Seriously. This can be done. How? It’s simple, really, but probably also harder than it sounds because old habits die hard.

The secret to cutting at least six weeks out of your job search is to bypass the outdated, overly optimistic, passive, time-wasting stuff that everyone used to do on the front end of our searches.

Certainly, you didn’t do them because you were clueless; you did them because in years past, they often worked. These methods may have even worked the very last time you were laid off, fired or simply found yourself seeking another position.

I’ll bet your old (or current) search formula looked something like this:

Day 1: Old Job Ends

Day 2: Eat, drink or smoke yourself silly, convince yourself you didn’t need that crummy old job anyways, make voodoo doll of former boss.

Day 3: Post resume on PharmacyWeek.com and every other major job board you can think of. Call a bunch of recruiters/head hunters (if you can still find one!), even the ones you think suck at recruiting.

Day 4: Apply for nearly every job on the Net that is in your immediate geography, regardless of your fit or interest level in said job.

Day 5: Spam every employer you can think of with your resume, using a cut and paste form letter.

Day 6: Wait for results.

Days 7-40: Repeat days 3-6 at least 10 times.

The problem with this approach is that, today? Almost no one lands a job after six weeks using it. So don’t even waste valuable time testing my theory.

Be proactive instead.

Spend the first week creating a strategic job search plan, one that outlines specifically how you are going to gain exposure to the right people and the right opportunities.

Spend the second week researching the industries, organizations and geographies you wish to target.

Spend the third week becoming a wizard with social networking tools (LinkedIn, Facebook groups/company pages, Twitter) and begin to use them to your massive advantage

Spend the fourth, fifth and sixth weeks actively networking, using your new wealth of social networking talents.

And in the weeks that may follow:

Tweak your game plan. Hold yourself accountable. Make full use of your job search time instead of spinning your wheels surfing myriad career sites alongside the other zillion unemployed people doing the same. Take good care of yourself. Get creative.

Just don’t spend more than 20% on the old school, passive search methods. They just don’t work anymore … But we have all of the tools that do work! (Need help putting together an awesome resume/CV, cover letters, etc. to kick start your search? See the following! In the market for a new job? See the following!! Want to jump start your social media presence? We have you covered there too!!!)


Need help achieving that perfect ATS-friendly resume/CV? Would you like a no-cost review?

We have an amazing and gifted resume writer who, in addition to being an expert in the field of writers, also just happens to be a Pharmacist as well! Her name is Susan Stanley, PharmD, CPRW. She is specializing in resumes and CVs just for pharmacy professionals. Susan is offering a significant discount (up to 30%) to PharmacyWeek members. If you are interested in a no-cost review, or are ready for a re-write now, please email me your resume/CV at kevin@pharmacyweek.com and I will forward it to Susan, you may also see Susan’s ad below.

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

Wow, Susan, this looks amazing! I think your presentation of me will make a world of difference :). Thank you!!

Jenn, PharmD

In the market for a new job?

If you are in the market for an amazing new job please be sure and check out the 26,000+ jobs on our website at PharmacyWeek.com! We’re averaging 3,000+ new jobs each week and we refresh jobs daily.Tell your friends too!!

297,000+ Facebook Friends & Fans! Our Facebook page surpassed 297,000 friends and fans and we’re ecstatic!!

Our LinkedIn and Facebook groups just continue to grow rapidly and now exceed 350,000 members. If you want to laugh (or at least smile!) please “Like” our Facebook group. If you would like a more serious side of pharmacy, more discussion and our latest job posts, please join our LinkedIn group. Please feel free to spread the word too!!

Recent headlines making the news …

USDA invests $501M in rural healthcare
The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Nov. 15 it is putting $501 million into 60 rural healthcare projects nationwide.

Investigation Uncovers Job Board, Resume Help Service That Are Complete Scams
AIM Group, a publisher that covers all things classifieds, has released the findings of a four-month investigation into two employment websites it deems fraudulent and deceptive.

Walgreens cutting manager bonuses, report says
Walgreens will reportedly cut bonuses to store managers and management, costing them thousands of dollars.

Want the HOTTEST news stories of the day?
Join our LinkedIn company page HERE. We post the latest in breaking news 7-days a week!


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.

Accreditation Council for Medical Affairs (ACMA)
Acer Innovation
AIDS Healthcare Foundation
Albertsons Companies
All Children’s Hospital
Baptist Hospital of South Florida
Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD)
Boston Medical Center
Cameron and Company, Inc.
CareerStaff Rx
Central Admixture Pharmacy Services
Comprehensive Pharmacy Services (CPS)
Confluence Health
Cookeville Regional Medical Center
Cox Health
CVS Health
Diplomat Pharmacy
Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems (EMHS)
Express Scripts
Froedtert Health
Fulton Mortgage Company
Genoa Healthcare
Greenville Health System
Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS)
Intermountain Healthcare (UT and SE ID)
Jackson Pharmacy Professionals
JFK Medical Center
Johns Hopkins Home Care Group
Johns Hopkins Medicine
Kelsey-Seybold Clinic
Lahey Health
Lee Health
Marshfield Clinic Health System
Memorial Healthcare System
Mission Health
Navitus Health Solutions
OnePoint Patient Care
Pharmacist Moms Group
Pharmacy Systems, Inc.
Pharmapreneur Academy
PHI Pharmacy
ProHealth Care
Providence Health & Services
Red Tape Consultants
RPh Professional Search
Rx relief
Samaritan Health Services
Sentara (SE VA and NE NC)
Skagit Regional Health
Soleo Health
Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System
Specialty Medical Staffing
STAT Overnight Delivery
The Happy PharmD Summit
The Investing Tutor
The Phoenix Stores
Tower Health
UC Davis Health
UCLA Health
University of Utah
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

P.S. As of today we have 26,000+ Pharmacy jobs at PharmacyWeek.com! We now have more pharmacy jobs than LinkedIn, Indeed, and Google COMBINED!!


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