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Work Tips: Career Advice For Recent Graduates 

 Whether you are graduating from a pharmacy technician program or graduating from college with another degree it can be tough to gain employment even with a brand new and sparkling degree. You are excited about your degree and what you have learned and now it’s time to apply that knowledge and get a job! You’re probably thinking “Where do I start in a sometimes bleak economy and lots of competition?”  Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Below is a look at some unconventional tips to help new grads land a good job.

 

Branding. You are your own product. Branding is not just for products, but is also a tool people use to find employment. Find a company that is a good fit for your skills and expertise. Use your cover letter to share your skills and also help you shine as a brand. Promote yourself in your cover letter and enhance your marketability through this avenue.

 

Get out there. Talk to job recruiters, attend job fairs, and get your name and self out there. Try to get a jump on the job market at least 2-3 months ahead of time so you will know what is available.  Be sure to talk to potential employers at job fairs. You may get lucky and get hired on the spot so you will have work once you finish school.

 

Break a leg on finding your pharmacy technician dream job! More career advice articles can be found by going to www.pharmacytechnician.org.

 

 

 

Sources:  

1. Jones, Angie. “6 Skills That Help Recent Grads Win Over Hiring Managers.” Careerealism.com. Web. Date of Access: 11 May 2014.

2.  Investopedia. “Unconventional Career Tips For Recent Grads.” Forbes.com. Web. Date of Access: 11 May 2014.

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