tompharm

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I was wondering how I can go about looking for job listings and openings to apply for jobs for independent pharmacies. So far I have seen a few on craiglists but I am unfamiliar with other sites. If someone can please let me know I would gratefully appreciate it.
 

Sparda29

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For me, my best friend's dad was good friends with the owner of an independent pharmacy. They tried me out as a grad intern after I found out I passed all the exams and I just had to wait for the copy of my license to show up. When I got it they tried me out for a day (a pretty busy ass day, 650 scripts) and since I didn't crack and go insane they kept me on.
 

StellargalS

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I used to make connections doing transfers. In fact all of my positions in independent pharmacy resulted from the numerous transfers out I did as an intern at the ****ty big box. Once you get linked in it's good.

They (indies) compete with each other but they also have a tendency to commiserate. They build informal community networks. They " ask around " for referral candidates. When that fails they will use Craigs List. Your best bet is to pin point the business locations and then stop by. The key is to be unobtrusive and to get face time with the pharmacist. The risk for getting shafted is pretty high with anyone else.
 

farmadiazepine

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You have to meet the owners or the pharmacists. You must. Craigslist can only get you so far. You have to talk to the people in charge of the pharmacy. And once you get your foot in the door at 1 or 2 places, the rest come so easy. And the best part is, the more you learn about how an independent works, and I mean everything from paying the bills, paying salaries, inventory, audits, day to day operations and reports, etc.. The more you learn, the better and easier it is to meet someone new and get a new independent gig. But once you learn so much from one place and flourish, you don't want to leave.

My advice, on your day off, go to every independent you can, give them your resume, or even just call them up and ask for a fax number and fax your resume's to everyone. One day you will get a call. Sooner rather than later.