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Discussion in 'Pre-Pharmacy' started by Plowi, Dec 22, 2005.

  1. Plowi

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    Some applications ask me to submit a letter of recommendation from a pharmacist. How the heck am I supposed to know a pharmacist if Ive been turned down for every pharmacy job Ive applied for? What should I do? Are there any good schools that dont have such ridiculous requirements?

    You guys know what your doing, help me out please.
     
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  3. b3b3cuti3

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    Start volunteering at a pharmacy then ask the pharmacist for a recommendation. Most would love to have a volunteer and wouldn't mind to write you a LOR after a couple months.
     
  4. Plowi

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    I have been trying to get a pharmacy associate job but I think my lack of work experience in retail (only had 1 retail job) makes them not wanna hire me. Ive never seen a volunteer pharmacy. Do retail pharmacies allow volunteers? What type of pharmacy should I offer to volunteer at, e.g. hospital, retail, and privately owned pharmacies? Just looking for some suggestions please.
     
  5. pharmagirl

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    I think you should try volunteering at each of those type pharmacies. I work at a retail store and we don't allow volunteering, its against policy, but I know lots of hospitals do.

    I got my start by working as a cashier in a grocery store and waiting until the pharmacy had an opening. Maybe you could get your foot in the door that way?
     

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