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Jobs (Find One)

Finding a pharmacy technician job can be hard sometimes. In many cases, this is not because there are not any, it is because you are not looking in the right place.

First, check your local newspaper for jobs. Typically one day in the week is the best (often Sunday, but ask around or call you newspaper company to find out which day has the most ads purchased).

Second, find a good online site that let’s you search online listings. I mention this elsewhere, but many companies do not pay for newspaper ads, they just post it on their website. I used to think monster.com would pick all of these up, and when I checked, I was wrong. For my zipcode, only one pharmacy technician job pulled up. So, I have a better resource for you: BestJobSearchWebsite.com. You can plug in “pharmacy technician” in the What box, then your zip code in the Where box. Instead of one listing like Monster.com gave me, I received about 20 different job listings. The site is free, and it has some links at the top to some pretty good programs for Resume help, Cover Letter help, and Interview help. I can tell you from many, many technician interviews I have conducted that your resume is the key to getting in the door and the interview is critical for landing the job. I have seen such terrible interviews for people who would have probably been great. If this is a weak area for you, then check out the links at the top or bottom of the site to learn more. Also, don’t forget to listen to Pharmacy Technician HQ podcast #5, The Job Interview.

Finally, don’t be afraid to ask your pharmacist if he or she knows of any openings. If you know a tech or pharmacist, ask them to hook you up. I have hired staff based on recommendations from current staff or other pharmacy directors. The old saying, “It’s who you know, not what you know” does work on occasion. If you do go this route, then someone has put their reputation on the line, so don’t mess it up.