VA’s tips to spruce up your pharmacy resume


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Today’s market is saturated with pharmacists vying for jobs. To stand out from the crowd, it’s crucial that your resume is eye-catching, concise and up-to-date. Take advantage of the following tips to help secure the job you want:

Do…
•Offer a detailed account of your responsibilities, contributions and demonstrated skills for each listed job.
•Be honest! The pharmacy industry is quite interconnected, making it easy to verify (or refute) information.
•Continuously revise your resume with new achievements and experience—it’s a work in progress.

Don’t…
•List family and friends as references. Instead, utilize industry contacts who can vouch for your professional skills.
•Mention jobs unrelated to the industry (unless otherwise noteworthy).
•Volunteer personal information about yourself (e.g., age, ethnicity, religion, etc.).

Consider a pharmacy career at VA, where you’ll have access to leading-edge research and technology, and greater autonomy to make decisions that improve Veterans’ lives. Take it from Christina White, Associate Chief of Pharmacy (Indianapolis VAMC), who says “the sky is the limit at VA, whether you want to stay in pharmacy or branch into leadership, regionally or nationally. First and foremost, you have to be dedicated to our mission of serving Veterans.” No matter which path you choose, you’ll enjoy generous benefits, a healthy work-life balance and much more. Explore our available positions and apply today.

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