Today’s Challenging Job Market
The pharmacy job market, compared with just a year ago, has turned from a candidatedriven market into an employeedriven market, according to industry experts (see “Pharmacy Job Trends: Adapting to Today’s Market,” Pharmacy Times June, 2010). It is more important than ever before for students seeking a position in the current environment to stand out from the crowd.
To land the job opportunity they desire, students have to pay attention to their total presentation—both written and oral—and take stock of their online presence as well. Potential employers are checking up on the social media presence of potential employees, and in some cases, the results are not particularly flattering to the job candidates.
Students should practice a common sense approach to their job search, keep organized, pay close attention to details, and take advantage of any and all networking opportunities. Here are some key skill sets that will help the student navigate the turbulent job market today.
Interview Dos and Don’ts
Finding Balance During a Job Search
Landing a Job
Perfect Your Resume to Make it Perfect