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  • Taking Advantage of Pharmacy Job Market Uncertainty

    f there is any topic that I talk a lot about with pharmacy students and pharmacy professionals it would have to be the present uncertainty that exists within the current job market for pharmacists.  Some pharmacists may be shielded from this reality.  But for those who are presently unemployed,...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • The Emotionally Intelligent Pharmacist

    f you haven’t read Daniel Goleman’s book entitled “Emotional Intelligence” then I highly recommend you put it near the top of your reading list.  It isn’t a new book.  I think it was originally written about 20 years ago.  But many new books being written today continue to...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • Pharmacists – Be a Career Path Representative!

    he pharmacy profession has expanded and diversified greatly over the past decade.  When I graduated just over 20 years ago, there were, for the most part, 2 possible paths to follow:  hospital or retail.  Sure, there were subtle job distinctions along these 2 roads, but for the most part that was it. ...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • Pharmacy Mergers & Your Resume

    algreens pharmacy is planning to buy the Rite Aid pharmacy chain – what will this mean for YOUR career as a pharmacist or pharmacy tech with either company?  That is the real question on the mind of many of my friends today.  What we are talking about is a merger that would potentially combine...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • Should You Take That Job as PHARMACY MANAGER?

    t is a question that many retail staff pharmacists will face at some point in their career.  An opening for the position of “Pharmacy Manager” happens at your store or in your district.  You are curious.  You think about it.  Should you do it?  Feelings of uncertainty and possibly doubt...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • Pharmacy Techs – How to Make MORE Money!

    f you are working as a pharmacy technician, then you have launched into a career that is becoming more and more valuable in our ever-changing profession.  If you are a GOOD pharmacy technician, then you have a right to expect to be compensated appropriately for your efforts.  Over  the course of my 20+...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • “What Will Pharmacy Look Like in 2-5 years?”

    ere at the Honest Apothecary Academy, questions are encouraged.  It is especially encouraging to hear students and prospective students asking really good questions about our profession and where it is headed.  One such question recently arrived in my in-box.  Here it is: Well that is a good question for...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • Why I ALWAYS Attend the New England Pharmacists Convention

    here are a few things on my calendar every year that I never want to miss:  Christmas, my birthday and The New England Pharmacists Convention.  Once a year in late September, pharmacists from all over New England gather together at one of the premier regional pharmacy events in the country.  This year the...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • The QUIT Rate and Your Pharmacist Resume

    ave you ever thought “there are no jobs out there” so there is no sense in applying?  Many pharmacists I talk to have gotten quite discouraged about the pharmacy job market.  We’re graduating upwards of 14,000 new pharmacists per year in the U.S., and that number is likely to continue to...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • “How Can I Become a Better Pharmacist in the Future?”

    recently received a very nice email from a pharmacy student who found my blog online.  It is always encouraging to get emails from readers, particularly when they ask a good question.  I asked her if I could use her question as a blog post.  She graciously agreed. Here is her question to me (with minor...

    Author : Jason Poquette