If you've recently become certified as a pharmacy technician, you might be getting ready to look for a job. Many people find job hunting stressful and are unsuccessful at it, but if you follow these three tips, you should be able to find a good pharmacy technician job.
Look for an Internship, Apprenticeship or Temporary Job
While you probably want a permanent, full-time position, consider looking for internships, apprenticeships or temporary jobs if you can't find your dream job rather quickly. They're easier to get, will give you valuable experience, and you may be able to get a full-time job from them after getting your foot in the door. Most pharmacy technician employers train employees on-the-job, and since you'll have already been trained for your internship, apprenticeship or temporary job, you'll be on the top of their hiring list. Knowing the guy doing interviews doesn't hurt, either.
Show Off All of Your Skills
You need concrete skills to become a pharmacy technician, but don't forget about soft skills - they're important, too. Don't be afraid to mention things on your resume that seem irrelevant at first glance as long as you can clearly and concisely tie it in somehow. Hiring managers will be looking for someone that has customer service, listening, math and organizational skills, and they'll also want someone that is detail oriented. There are probably a lot of things that you've done to show employers these skills. For instance, while tutoring high school kids in math may not seem pertinent to your job search, math tutors need to be good at the same types of things as pharmacy technicians.
Apply to "Safety Jobs"
High school students often apply to "safety schools" to make sure they'll get accepted into college - schools where they have done everything asked of applicants and then some. Take the same approach with your job search. Apply to jobs that don't require any experience even though you've done internships or had a similar job before. Send in your application to a place that doesn't require certification even though you've been certified by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board.
Looking for a pharmacy technician jobs can be a stressful process, but you can make it easier on yourself and find a job faster by looking for internships, apprenticeships and temporary jobs, showcasing all your skills, and applying to "safety jobs".