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November 13, 2018

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Welcome to PharmacyThisWeek!

The following is a guest post by our resume writer, Susan Stanley, PharmD, CPRW. We hope you find Dr. Stanley’s recommendations beneficial!!

 

Looking for the top six ways to make your pharmacy resume stand out in today’s saturated job market? Well look no further- Here are the six most common resume mistakes that I see on a regular basis.

#1 – Being overly wordy. Do NOT include your entire job description. Hiring managers and HR professionals merely glace at a resume for 6 seconds. Do you really think they are reading the entire thing? Here is a hint: NO—they aren’t reading it at all. They are skimming it. Don’t include extra fluff just for the sake of adding to the text. It won’t matter.

#2 Including an objective. The days of including an objective on your resume are over. While that may sound harsh, it is the truth. Most companies care about what you can do for them and how you are going and make their lives easier. In resumes today, the career summary has replaced the resume objective. If you are sending out a resume the objective is clear- it’s to get a JOB. No need to take up space on the resume by stating the obvious.

#3 No career summary. So, you have (maybe) skipped the objective, but still didn’t include a career summary. This is a necessity. Provide the company with a high-overview of you as a job candidate. It only needs to be a three to five-line summary that gives several skill-sets and aligns with key words in the job search. Please know that this is the FIRST part of the resume.

#4 A missing skills section. If you don’t have a qualifications/skills/core competencies section, you are missing out. And, more importantly, companies are missing out on YOU. This is THE place to utilize those key words used in the job posting. If you don’t tell a prospective employer about your skills, how will they have any idea what they are? Use short, succinct, bullet points to match as many key words as possible—as long as you can back it up during a job interview.

#5 Including OLD jobs. While you may have had several jobs that you have loved over the years any job that is more than 15 years ago is not very relevant. Think of your resume as a valuable piece of real estate and you don’t need to include very single job that you have ever taking up unnecessary space. Think relevance over quantity of past job experiences.

#6 – Not having an Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) compliant resume. When applying online, you MUST be sure that you are matching as many words from the job posting as possible. Paying attention to these words will benefit you greatly. Most companies today use scanning software on their website that allows them to machine read resumes to weed people out. This means that you have to be smart about the words that you include in your document.

If you are still unsure of what to include or exclude from your updated resume contact me today and I would be happy to provide you with a free resume review and help you best optimize your resume for the current job market! Please be sure to mention PharmacyWeek so you receive the 30% discount!!

Susan Stanley, PharmD, CPRW

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


In the market for a new job?

26,000+ jobs! We’re very excited to let everyone know that we have surpassed 26k+ jobs on PharmacyWeek.com!! We have never had this many jobs on our site EVER. But we’re not stopping there as 30k is now in sight!!! We now have more pharmacy jobs than LinkedIn, Google, and Indeed have combined!!

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


Just in case you missed recent issues of PharmacyThisWeek, here are the most popular!!

Pharmacist Job Crisis: Guest post from Ryan Schell, PharmD. “This analysis lead to the conclusion that we currently graduate between 4,000 and 5,000 more pharmacists than we create jobs for, and the US could reach a tipping point somewhere between 2020 and 2023 where the number of licensed pharmacists will be greater than the number of jobs for pharmacists…”

2018 Pharmacy Compensation Survey — Staff Pharmacist-Retail DROPPED, 1st time ever / Healthcare Retail-Satellite Pharmacist increased 23% 2016-2018 / Hospital Technicians earn 54% more than Retail Technicians

Pharmacy Student Tipping Point Accelerating / Every Metric DOWN Except Attrition Rate – Highest EVER!!


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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!!

 


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
Apexus
Baptist Hospital of South Florida
Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD)
BizEx
Boston Medical Center
Cameron and Company, Inc.
CareerStaff Rx
Cedars-Sinai
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
Genoa Healthcare
Greenville Health System
Haggen
HCA
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
Kroger
Lahey Health
Lee Health
Marshfield Clinic Health System
McKesson
Medipreneurs
Memorial Healthcare System
Mission Health
Navitus Health Solutions
OnePoint Patient Care
Petco
Pharmacist Moms Group
Pharmacy Systems, Inc.
Pharmapreneur Academy
PHI Pharmacy
ProHealth Care
Providence Health & Services
RPh Professional Search
Rx relief
Samaritan Health Services
Sentara (SE VA and NE NC)
Shopko
Skagit Regional Health
Soleo Health
Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System
Specialty Medical Staffing
The Happy PharmD Summit
The Investing Tutor
The Phoenix Stores
UC Davis Health
UCLA Health
UHG/OptumRx
University of Utah
Veterans Administration
Vizient
Walgreens

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

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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