Posts Tagged
Pharmacy careers

  • Your Most IMPORTANT #Pharmacy Career Tool!

    No.  It’s not your battered copy of Goodman & Gilman, nor your fancy new white smock (it won’t be white for long!).  It’s not even your painfully earned immunization or BCPS certification.  The most valuable career tool that you own is your personal list of pharmacy contacts. I wish...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • 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
  • 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
  • Pharmacy Career Tips for Introverts

    I‘m an introvert.  There.  I said it.  Please don’t run away.  I don’t have a disease, and it is not contagious anyway.  But like it or not, an introvert is what I am.  Numerous cycles through various psychological tests have confirmed it many times.  Yes, I’m an introvert. ...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • 10 Retail Pharmacist INTERVIEW Questions

    In a previous post I explored the challenges that are facing an employer while looking for a good pharmacist to fill a position.  Pharmacists who have never been on that side of the hiring table may not fully appreciate the difficulty (and risks) that an employer faces when searching for great candidates. ...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • Hiring Retail Pharmacists – The Employer’s 3 Dilemmas

    A lot of time has been spent discussing the challenge of the current job market for PHARMACISTS.  The oversupply of new student graduates has created a real problem for many as they launch out into the working world and look for a job.  Even experienced pharmacists are feeling the pressure as they are...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • The 7 Best Pharmacy Job Search Engines Online

    I have written pretty extensively on the current pharmacy job market and the topic of pharmacy career development.  I have also talked with many pharmacists and pharmacy technicians who are in the thick of the job hunt and struggling to find their next opportunity. adsenseyu2 For many, the job search often...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • Why Poor Performers Get Promoted

    During my 20+ years actively working in the pharmacy profession I have had the privilege of working for some outstanding role models and leaders.  I think of the supervisor who gave me, a new graduate, the opportunity to step up and manage a retail pharmacy that was in the process of undergoing several...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • Studying for the BCPS Exam – An Interview with The Blonde Pharmacist!

    How many blonde pharmacists does it take to pass the Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS) exam? adsenseyu2 Just one.  That is, if your name is Beth Lofgren PharmD, BCPS. Sorry.  I couldn’t resist.  In a previous post with Eric Christianson, author of the popular MedEd101 blog, I...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • Pharmacist Factory – A Guest Post by Joey Mattingly, PharmD, MBA

    The currently saturated job market for pharmacists, brought about in part by the proliferation of pharmacy schools, is a subject that has been discussed and defended; argued and lamented.  But what this issue desperately needs is a cool, calm and comprehensive analysis by someone whose background...

    Author : Jason Poquette