vu5082

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Just wondering if you've ever had any bad interview experience. It can be pharmacy school or pharmacy job related! If possible, would you like to share? ;)
 

medicalCPA

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Just wondering if you've ever had any bad interview experience. It can be pharmacy school or pharmacy job related! If possible, would you like to share? ;)
For interviews, I don't know, but as far as job experiences, there have been several threads about this already. Just search for them next time. A few examples
1. What not to do in the drive thru...
2. Things I learn from my patients
3. My experience so far as a pharmacy clerk...

For more job related experiences read the following pharmacist blogs
1. www.theangrypharmacist.com
2. www.theangriestpharmacist.com

Happy reading!
 

azPharmD2B

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I haven't, but I have heard nightmares.

People show up dressed/groomed improperly
Nervous ticks/fidgeting
Getting caught in a lie about something on a resume
Knowing nothing about the company/position being applied for
Asking if they can wait a few more days to take the drug test
Making racist/sexist/crude off hand comments
 
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medicalCPA

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As far as bad interview experiences go, mine were pretty terrible. I interviewed at Creighton University and West Virginia University for pharmacy school. I had to reschedule both of them because of bad weather, so I ended up going to Omaha on the 28th of March, and to Morgantown, WV, on the 29th. I used Greyhound to go to Omaha, then back to Kansas City, took a plane from KC to Pittsburgh, and then another bus to Morgantown. When I was done with my interview there, I took a bus to Pittsburgh, and Greyhound to Missouri, where I live.

On the day before my interview at Creighton, I stayed up till 3:20 in the morning doing an assignment which had to be turned in the next day. I then hurriedly took a shower and went to the Greyhound station, since my bus was leaving at 4:15. I didn't shave. When I finally got to Creighton, I went to one of their bathrooms and shaved there. It was an open bathroom, and people were coming and going. I just told them, "Don't mind me," and they didn't. While shaving, I cut myself, and as I was putting on my shirt, the blood stained my collar, and I had to do my interview with a bloodstained white shirt.

I got to Pittsburgh at 11:00 in the morning, and discovered that there was no way to get to Morgantown except by a bus which came at 2:00pm. And my interview was set for 2:30! I called the school to let them know that I was stranded at the Pittsburgh airport (I don't have a license), and that I would be late. The bus came at 2:00 and did not get to Morgantown until 4:00. I didn't start my interview until 5:00 in the evening, and I did my interview in my travel clothes, which were a polo and jeans! I was the last person they interviewed on the last day of their pharmacy school interviews. I also ended up staying the night at Morgantown, and the assistant dean (who's an incredible person) helped me find a motel, took me there, bought me dinner, and took me to the bus station the next day. For breakfast, I had the doughnuts they served interviewees the previous day.

Luckily, both schools accepted me.
 

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Just wondering if you've ever had any bad interview experience. It can be pharmacy school or pharmacy job related! If possible, would you like to share? ;)
Yes I had a bad interview experience at UCSD, but it was mostly because of my nerves :(
 

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I did the Jefferson interview during my Spring Break. So, I went to Wilkes-Barre for my Spring Break and then left the next morning to go to Philly.

Left 3 hours prior to the interview, was making great time until we hit traffic entering Philadelphia, on the Penn Turnpike from I-80 until Philadelphia area, we were averaging 95 mph and 12 mpg fuel economy, so hit traffic in Philly, got lost, and finally made it to Jefferson 1/2 hour before the interview.

Couldn't find parking so my cousin went to find parking, however I forgot to take my bag out of the car that had extra transcripts, resumes, etc.

So I turn around, and there goes my cousin speeding away. I told him I should be done around 12:30PM, I guess he decided to go joyriding instead of parking and waiting, that and he didn't have his cell phone.

Went to the vending machine to buy a Sprite to wash down some Xanax, the stupid bottle exploded and I spilled Sprite all over the floor. So, then went upstairs to find the Pharmacy Department.

Nobody was there, so I kept walking around until 9:55. I start sweating because I'm wearing a wool jacket and its bloody 80 degrees in the building.

The interview went okay, but they still had no record of my Fall semester.
 
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