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Three Steps to a Winning Pharmacist Resume

Three Steps to a Winning Pharmacist Resume

By Kim Isaacs | Monster Resume Expert

Employment History: In the Experience section of the Resume Builder, provide a reverse-chronological work history. Recent grads should include internships, externships, clinical rotations and preceptorships. Experienced workers may move these to the Education section. Describe your job duties as well as accomplishments, showing how you went above and beyond your responsibilities to help your employer or department. Think about how you improved workflow, enhanced patient/customer satisfaction, saved money or time, generated revenue, managed inventory levels, trained employees and built positive relationships.

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Min. Education: Doctorate
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Education: List education, training and licensure, as well as academic honors, scholarships and extracurricular activities. New grads should place the Education section before the Experience section. In the Resume Builder, new grads can mention their degree in the Objective section to move that credential to the top of the page.

Key Skills: Use the Resume Builder’s Skills section to create a list of your most relevant skills. This is a great way to add important keywords so your resume is found in an electronic applicant search. Include specialty areas (e.g., acute/critical care, ICU, retail, nuclear pharmaceuticals) and important skills (e.g., pharmacology, dispensing/compounding, medication therapy, pharmaceutical research, MedE America Pharmacy System).

Miscellaneous Headings: Other headings depend on your background, but in the Additional Information section of the Resume Builder, you might include published articles, public-speaking engagements, technical skills, community activities and language skills.

Step 3: Refine

Think of your resume as a work in progress. Before distributing it, solicit feedback from colleagues and hiring managers to learn ways to improve your presentation. Keep in mind that everyone will have suggestions for improving your resume, so decide what will work for you and make appropriate changes.

When you’re finished modifying your document, set it free into the job marketplace. After taking the time to research, write and refine, you should have a resume that generates calls for interviews.

This article originally appeared on Monster Career Advice.

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