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Resume Tips for Pharmacy Technicians

Resume Tips for Pharmacy Technicians

Jennifer LeClaire | Monster Contributing Writer

For example, instead of saying:

Responsibilities included assisting the pharmacist, prescription intake and insurance billing.

Say this:

Responsibilities included counting the prescribed number of tablets, entering prescription information into the computer to produce labels and overseeing workers’ compensation reimbursements.

If you’re a recent graduate, include internships, externships, clinical rotations and preceptorships. List nonpharmacy work experience to demonstrate job stability. Unless you worked at a national chain or well-known hospital, describe your past employers to give the hiring manager some context of your previous work environment. For example:

Could You Be the Perfect Pharmacy Technician?

1. What sort of work hours are you looking for?

9-5 sounds right to me!
12 on, 12 off.
As few as possible.

Gained in-depth knowledge of geriatric drugs from daily interaction with elderly patients and drug dispensing at 100-bed nursing home.

“Be honest,” Jeffery says. “Never lie about your knowledge or experience. Everything you do impacts someone’s life. Always include all workplaces and all schooling and classes.”

Flaunt Your Associations

Belonging to a professional organization, such as the NPTA or the AAPT, and attending seminars and conventions telegraphs your dedication to the field. On your Monster resume, call out your memberships in the Affiliations section.

Resume Dos and Don’ts

Finally, heed some standard resume advice:

Make Sure Your Resume Is Free of Spelling Errors: In pharmacy practice, a misspelled word could lead to a fatal error. Proof, review and proof again. Then have someone else do the same thing.

Keep Your Resume to One Page: A two-page resume is acceptable if you’ve earned specialized CE credits or have some other form of specialized training, such as compounding, that’s relevant to the employer’s needs, Johnston says.

Don’t Include Hobbies and Personal Interests: Hiring managers can ask about these during the interview if they want to know.

“These are the little things that people don’t think about, but they can make a big impact on a hiring manager,” Johnston says.

This article originally appeared on Monster Career Advice.

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