All Careers Advice

  • With a passion for training preregistration trainees, Aamer Safdar writes about his different hospital careers and how he became a hospital-based education pharmacist
  • If you like flexibility in your working hours and enjoy working in different pharmacies or even different cities, you may want to consider becoming a community locum pharmacist. Heena Bhakta provides some tips to ensure your locum experience is enjoyable and fun.
  • The good news is that you have been short-listed and invited to attend an interview, and that is certainly cause for celebration. The bad news, however,is that for most people, interviews of any type are nerve wracking experiences. Ruth McGuire discusses key features of the interview process and ...
  • Deciding where to do your preregistration training can be tricky. Halima Katune talks about why she chose Boots for her preregistration training, her experience working there and what it offers to support preregistration trainees
  • Employers often use psychometric testing to vet potential employees and help them understand a little more about your personality and ability to fit into the role they are offering – and this type of testing is becoming increasing popular.
  • A Curriculum Vitae is a self-marketing tool and getting an interview can depend on how good your CV is. You will need to consider what to include, how much detail is needed and how to make your CV stand out from all the others.
  • Understandably, many people find discussing salaries uncomfortable and embarrassing during an interview. However, most interviewers expect some bartering and, if it motivates you to put more into the job, it is worthwhile for both the applicant and the employer.
  • Rapport is the connection between two people; the spoken and unspoken words that say ‘we are on the same page’. In an interview situation you can employ numerous techniques to maximize the rapport between yourself and your interviewer.
  • The main aim of a covering letter is to encourage recruiters to read your CV. However, it needs to do a lot more than say, 'here is my CV!'. In short, it is the biggest chance you have to sell yourself.