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Top 35 Pharmacy Technician Interview Questions

Question 1 of 35
Give me an example of one of your past jobs that required great attention to detail.
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Question 2 of 35
What do you enjoy most about being a Pharmacy Technician?
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Talk about your favorite aspect of the job. If you're new to the field, think about what you're looking forward to learning. Talk about some of your on the job training and what you enjoyed about it.

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"I enjoy working in an environment where I am constantly learning. I like being challenged. There are always changes to regulations and new information."
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"I enjoy learning about my job every day."
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Question 3 of 35
What do you dislike the most about being a Pharmacy Technician?
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This is a great opportunity to talk about challenges you face as a pharmacy technician. Giving an example involving customer service is a great place to start. Show that you understand the reality of the job and that you accept the challenges.

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"I know that it can be hard to handle customers when they get upset, because I've dealt with these situations before. However, I feel confident in my ability to handle all kinds of personalities. I am good at staying calm in these situations, and calming the customer."
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"I hate when I see a patient struggling to pay for their medication."
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Question 4 of 35
How would your co-workers describe you?
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Think about positive traits others use to describe you. Focus on the characteristics that are most valued in the workplace. Explain why your coworkers think you have these traits or an experience that shows off these characteristics. Prepare three examples that you can use in your interview. These examples can also be applied when talking about your strengths, another potential interview question.

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"My coworkers say I'm easy to work with because I have a good attitude even when we are really busy."
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"My co-workers would describe me as being hard working. I'm always the first in and the last to leave each day. I make a point to always be helpful to my patients and co-workers."
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Question 5 of 35
What do you do in your free time?
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This question is a bit similar to 'Tell me about yourself.' Share a few things that are relevant to the job and give the interviewer insight into your personality. Since you'll be working with people, talking about spending time with friends would be a good thing to share. You can mention hobbies that require attention to detail, like reading and writing. You can talk about sports that require perseverance or goal setting, like distance running. Be yourself! Maybe consider sharing something that makes you unique that will stand out above other candidates.
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"I volunteer at a homeless shelter in my free time. I like to give back to my community through volunteer work."
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Question 6 of 35
Why should I hire you?
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Question 7 of 35
Have you ever worked with a Pharmacist you did not like? What didn't you like about them?
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Question 8 of 35
Where do you see yourself in five years?
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Question 9 of 35
Give me an example of how you are dependable.
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Question 10 of 35
How did the customer respond when you attempted to calm them down?
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Question 11 of 35
What do you feel are the most important qualities in being a good technician?
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Question 12 of 35
What is the difference between prescription medicine and over-the-counter drugs?
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Question 13 of 35
When can you start working?
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Question 14 of 35
What are your weaknesses?
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Question 15 of 35
How do you feel about working with customers of diverse backgrounds?
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Question 16 of 35
How would you deal with an irate customer?
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Question 17 of 35
How often do you partake in social activities?
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Question 18 of 35
What do you know about our pharmacy?
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Question 19 of 35
What tools do you use to manage stress?
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Question 20 of 35
What was your most difficult aspect of your training?
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Question 21 of 35
When you reflect on your education, is there anything you would do differently?
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Question 22 of 35
How do you fill your downtime?
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Question 23 of 35
Who is your greatest role model?
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Question 24 of 35
What are your strengths?
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Question 25 of 35
Why should we hire you?
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Question 26 of 35
What influenced you to pursue a career in the pharmaceutical field?
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Question 27 of 35
Tell me about a stressful time in your life. How did you handle it?
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Question 28 of 35
Why do you want this job?
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Question 29 of 35
What was your favorite part of your training?
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Question 30 of 35
Give me an example of your leadership ability?
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Question 31 of 35
Are you willing to complete continuing educational courses?
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Question 32 of 35
Tell me about your experience in the pharmacy industry?
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Question 33 of 35
What do you enjoy most about working in the pharmaceutical field?
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Question 34 of 35
What qualities does a great leader have? Which do you possess?
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Question 35 of 35
What hours are you available?
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About Pharmacy Technician

June 19th, 2018

A Pharmacy Technician performs work under pharmacists within a pharmacy. Pharmacy technicians have many duties in the pharmacy, some of these functions include; opening the pharmacy, sterilizing equipment, greeting patients, data entry, dispensing drugs, inventory reports, stocking shelves, answering phones, and other administrative duties.

Preparing for a pharmacy technician interview is simple, just know the skills that a pharmacist looks for in their technicians and make sure you align yourself with those skills. A pharmacist will want a technician capable of multi-tasking, handling customer complaints in a professional/positive manner, diligent in their work, very organized, communicates clearly and efficiently, passionate about pharmacy, and motivated. Understand how your skills align with the ones mentioned and prepare your interviewing theme around these skills.

Pharmacy technicians can expect an interview by a pharmacist and possibly an assistant or store manager. The assistant or store manager will want to be sure you fit the company's values while the pharmacist will check your skill set and make sure you are capable of handling the duties of a pharmacy technician inside their pharmacy. Most interview questions will center around customer service and responsibility within the workplace. There is no room for error inside a pharmacy so expect to be asked how you double check your work and are sure your work is error-free. Interviewers will want to know how you handle customer complaints and how you solve customer problems in a calm manner. The interviewers will also want to know what your future career plans are and why you want this current job opening.


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