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Sample Cover Letter For Fresh Graduate Pharmacist Resume

Ashlee Nguyen
34 Corum Street
Mediton SA 5000
M: 0400 000 000


Dear Manager

Re: Pharmacist position

I am writing to apply for the position of Pharmacist at HealthiLife Pharmacy as recently advertised on SEEK.com.au.

As a recent Bachelor of Pharmacy graduate, I am looking forward to applying my skills in a practical setting. I am a hardworking, enthusiastic person and would be thrilled to work for your business given its exemplary reputation for progressive healthcare.

Since graduating I have undertaken a professional placement at DrugSmart Pharmacy to further enhance my patient counselling skills and gain additional dispensing experience. Drugsmart Pharmacy is a high traffic environment, requiring me to utilise my outstanding ability to prioritise and juggle multiple tasks, including customer service, technical and administrative tasks.

My day-to-day responsibilities include providing a range of patient medication advice for both prescription (S4) items, OTC (S2, S3 and S3A vitamins and complementary medicines) and extemporaneous products. I conduct all patient consultations with the utmost professionalism and confidentiality, ensuring that I carry out all tasks in accordance with Quality Care Pharmacy Standards. As a result, I have quickly become a valued member of the team and receive commendation for my attention to detail and professional work ethic.

My background in clinical pharmacy has provided a sound framework for my transition to a customer-facing role. Having encountered a diverse array of patients, I have gained excellent communication and interpersonal skills, alongside the ability to solve problems and handle challenging situations. During my various work placements, I have become proficient in using AMFAC and LOTS integrated dispensing/point of sale suites, as well as receiving training in FRED Dispense. I am also registered with The Pharmacy Board of Australia.

I would welcome the opportunity to discuss this application with you further, and look forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely

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Ashlee Nguyen

A good pharmacist resume will point out the skills that you have which directly relate to the advertised position. It needs to highlight strengths and be precisely tailored to what the employer is seeking. It is a marketing piece which sells your suitability for the job. However it certainly does not pay to be dishonest as this is playing a rather risky game and you are sure to be found out.

Concentrate on providing the best possible overview of your knowledge, previous experience and qualities as a pharmacist. It needs to feature your educational background and subsequent career and draw attention to your thorough understanding of health care and medicines.

After starting with the obligatory name and contact details you begin the first major section:

Pharmacist Educational Qualifications

State your qualifications starting with the highest award first, the institution and year achieved. Provide the full name of each degree with any honors and any continuing education undertaken.

Objective Statement

Write a compelling objective statement that neatly ties in with the advertised position. You need to try to match that “wish list” that the employer has placed in the advertisement. The aim is to have the reader become very interested in what you are able to offer the company and invite you to attend an interview.

If the job is for a drug store position then it is a priority to provide information about your business knowledge as well as your dispensing ability and customer service skills. If it is for a hospital environment then you would need to refer to your excellent advisory skills with staff members.

Pharmacists resumes that reflect the ideas and vocabulary in the job advertisement you have a stronger chance of making the short list.

Pharmacist Key Skills:

Highlight your most relevant competencies to the particular advertised position. Remember to use strong action words and keywords specific to the role. This will be effective for online searching. These might include: pharmacology, medication therapy, dispensing, compounding, pharmaceutical research, acute care. ICU.

Pharmacist Professional Experience

Begin with the most current experience and work backwards. A recent graduate would include internships and clinical rotations in this section.

This is where you can emphasize you previous achievements and responsibilities and your contribution to each of the positions. Some examples of the areas you may include are: improving customer satisfaction, saving time or money for the organization, managing of inventor and training of staff.

Example statements:

  • Recognized for my ability to manage a large number of patient accounts
  • Reduced supplier expenses through negotiation with key providers
  • Developed a solid network of medical personnel and increased new patient levels
  • Boosted confidence and morale of team members through stress relieving sessions

Provide as many examples which show yourself to be an ideal candidate for the role. Always highlight your decision making and communication skills as hiring managers are continually looking for candidates that have good “people skills” and can connect with other workers.

Related Activities and Interests

Finally your Pharmacist resume needs to include any additional areas which further display your talents and may include: community involvement, associations and interests, memberships, leadership activities, scholarships and awards.

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