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December 18, 2018



Welcome to PharmacyThisWeek!

You may still not be using social media to network as part of your job search strategy, but you really should be! We’ll talk a whole bunch about why and how coming up here, but today’s key point is this:

Your potential employer is. The recruiters working with them are. Their technology is.

Simply put, we seeeeee you. The good, the bad and the ugly.

Thus, I will offer a series of really obvious tips. If you’re serious about your search:

  1. Remove the picture of yourself wearing an empty beer pitcher hat from Facebook, Instagram, YouTube or Pinterest, ESPECIALLY if you failed to update your privacy settings.
  2. Don’t, under any circumstance, tweet about how much you love beer bongs, men’s clubs, pot or instigating bar fights.
  3. Bad idea to make your social media status update an announcement about how much you hate your current (or hated your last) job, boss and/or co-workers.
  4. It’s time to take down the YouTube videos of you lighting your bodily gas, showing your b**bs at Mardi Gras, harassing your cat, or stealing from 7-Eleven at 2AM.
  5. Consider cleaning up your personal blog if you’ve got one. The tone and content you use might be endearing to your friends and casual followers, yet a deal breaker for a potential employer who finds it.

Of course, most of this cleanup is probably very doable if you take the time to Google yourself and see what’s out there. If you think you need to call in the pros, there are fee-based reputation management services that will do it for you. The pharmacy job market is tough enough, please don’t do anything to increase the odds of you not landing that awesome new job.

As 2019 is less than two weeks away, now would be an excellent time to map out your career plan. What are your one-year, three-year and five-year goals? Do you even have goals? Are they well thought out and written down. Please see the following recent articles, these may help you get through some difficult times and be a pathway out!!

Survey: Moms in Retail Pharmacy are More Stressed than Those Working in Other Settings

Women are a major force in the industry, with women receiving 61% of all PharmD degrees awarded in 2016.

The Steps to a New Pharmacy Job After Losing Employment

You’ve just lost your Job. Now what?!

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 25,000+ 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!!

PharmacyWeek Funny from our Facebook page! Stop by and see why we have nearly 300,000 members!!


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 is having a great holiday season, we’ll see you again in 2019! 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 25,000+ Pharmacy jobs at PharmacyWeek.com! We now have more pharmacy jobs than LinkedIn, Indeed, and Google COMBINED!!


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