PHARMACIST RESUME TIPS AND RESUME HELP
Always be truthful - the
truth will come out eventually - especially if it relates to any licensure
problems. Most pharmacy employers will call the state board to verify
licensure before they hire you.
Pay attention to detail.
Proof read your resume and cover letter several times, THEN - get someone else
to proof read it as well. You will be surprised how many grammatical
errors that someone else will find that you have repeatedly overlooked.
Organize your information in
a logical manner. If you are a new pharmacy graduate, the education
section should detail intern/extern experience, as well as other school
activities relating to pharmacy or academics. Don't forget to tell about
any leadership experience! If you are an experienced pharmacist, detail
anything "out-of-the-ordinary" that you may have done in your career. If
you have had several jobs in the past few years, detail as to why you left
each position. Employers look for STABILITY!
Focus on the value that you
can add to the company, and not what the company can do for you. I have
seen many pharmacy candidates not get positions simply because they made
unreasonable salary demands and appeared egotistical - ESPECIALLY if you are a
recent pharmacy school graduate. Asking or negotiating for a higher
salary is expected, but demanding a particular salary and/or perks is a big
turn-off for employers.
Make it easy for the
recruiter or hiring manager to get in touch with you. ALWAYS include a
phone number AND an e-mail address. Many hiring managers won't consider
your resume if a valid e-mail address isn't listed, as it is the preferred
contact method for busy executives.
Submit your resume to
tprice @ rxrecruiters.com or fill out our
free resume builder and
pharmacist data sheet!