The pharmacy world can be quite competitive, especially coming straight out of pharmacy school. Something people ask all the time is, how do I stand out to employers? Well we have some answers for you! Here are some things to start thinking of now, to help you in the future when it's time to switch jobs!
If you know anything about pharmacy, you know adherence is a big deal. If you go into a pharmacy interview and can explain to them how you can help build their adherence and that you understand that it's a big deal, you already have a leg up!
2. Physician Network
Start building your network of physician contacts now! If you can build some great relationships with physicians, that is a great tool for any pharmacy to take advantage of. Physicians and pharmacists are more alike than you'd think! Start with face-to-face introductions (i.e., doctor detailing, building a relationship with the office manager, etc.), find out what physicians see as issues that pharmacists could potentially help with such as complex patients with lengthy med lists, patient education, or resources. Eliminating problems is a way to build trust with physicians. These contacts will become priceless to you!
3. Specialty Training
Taking compounding classes, as well as understanding and knowing about veterinary compounding, can be a huge plus! There's also diabetic shoe fittings, vaccinations and a lot of other health services your pharmacy can provide their customers that will also give you an advantage in the job market. If you are interested in different compounding courses, visit www.acainfo.org to see what the American College of Apothecaries has to offer!
It may take a little more time and effort to gain all of these assets before you find your next job, but we promise you it will help you land the job of your dreams! If you are looking to switch pharmacy jobs now, visit our website to see available positions!