The job search is a delicate and long process for some. There are many tried and true ways to find a job effectively, but have you ever thought about taking a different approach? Here are 3 unconventional, yet effective tips when you’re looking for a new pharmacy job! 

1. Listen Up

When you’re in an interview, it’s easy to get caught up in trying to impress the employer that you forget to listen to what they are actually saying. You’ve spent days preparing how to respond to the general interview questions, but have you practiced listening carefully and not interrupting? These are two things that are immensely important in an interview. Sometimes nerves can take over and skew your rationality on how to effectively listen and communicate with the interviewer. Remember to pause, let the interviewer talk and really listen and comprehend everything they are saying to you. You can hone this skill by practicing talking to friends or family and really focusing on being a good listener.

2. Don’t Look for the Perfect Job First

Now, this doesn’t mean take a job that you don’t want, but don’t obsess over how much you’ll love a particular job on the first day. Everyone has to start somewhere and most entry-level jobs aren’t the perfect fit. Instead of only applying for jobs that sound amazing, focus on choosing a job that will help you acquire the skills and experience you will need to someday have that dream job. Because, most likely, your first job won’t be your last. 

3. Be Their #1 Fan

If you find a company that you’d love to work for, become their biggest fan! Every employer wants to find an employee that is passionate about their business and who believes in their mission or product. If you can get your foot in the door by interacting on their social media and sharing their products and services, then they will become familiar with your name before you walk through the door for an interview. 

Even though these may not be at the top of your mind when looking for jobs, they are definitely worth a shot! Standing out from the crowd can be difficult, but if you focus on the areas that others aren’t, you might have a shot at something great! Good luck on your job hunt!