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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.
"Because of so many look alike and sound alike medications, putting supplies away requires a great amount of attention to detail. If I place a bottle on the wrong shelf and it is used it could cause harm to the patient."
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List of Pharmacy Technician Interview Questions
  1. Give me an example of one of your past jobs that required great attention to detail.
  2. What do you enjoy most about being a Pharmacy Technician?
  3. What do you dislike the most about being a Pharmacy Technician?
  4. How would your co-workers describe you?
  5. What do you do in your free time?
  6. Why should I hire you?
  7. Have you ever worked with a Pharmacist you did not like? What didn't you like about them?
  8. Where do you see yourself in five years?
  9. Give me an example of how you are dependable.
  10. How did the customer respond when you attempted to calm them down?
  11. What do you feel are the most important qualities in being a good technician?
  12. What is the difference between prescription medicine and over-the-counter drugs?
  13. When can you start working?
  14. What are your weaknesses?
  15. How do you feel about working with customers of diverse backgrounds?
  16. How would you deal with an irate customer?
  17. How often do you partake in social activities?
  18. What do you know about our pharmacy?
  19. What tools do you use to manage stress?
  20. What was your most difficult aspect of your training?
  21. When you reflect on your education, is there anything you would do differently?
  22. How do you fill your downtime?
  23. Who is your greatest role model?
  24. What are your strengths?
  25. Why should we hire you?
  26. What influenced you to pursue a career in the pharmaceutical field?
  27. Tell me about a stressful time in your life. How did you handle it?
  28. Why do you want this job?
  29. What was your favorite part of your training?
  30. Give me an example of your leadership ability?
  31. Are you willing to complete continuing educational courses?
  32. Tell me about your experience in the pharmacy industry?
  33. What do you enjoy most about working in the pharmaceutical field?
  34. What qualities does a great leader have? Which do you possess?
  35. What hours are you available?
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Pharmacy Technician Information
January 30th, 2017

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.


Pharmacy Technician User Submitted Interview Answers
Question 1 of 35
Give me an example of one of your past jobs that required great attention to detail.
"Because of so many look alike and sound alike medications, putting supplies away requires a great amount of attention to detail. If I place a bottle on the wrong shelf and it is used it could cause harm to the patient."
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I have worked for a flight refuelling company where I was in charge of stock control for all aircraft parts, from ordering to allocating. I have owned my own shop and am currently a part time director of a windscreen replacement company.
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That is every day to make you elimante errors by double checking your work and everything you.
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I've never really had a job but I place a great amount of attention in school.
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My current job at the moment as a Pharmacy ATO in aseptic means I have to pay attention to detail even with consent distractions and under pressure.
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The job I am currently in. Attention to. Detail is vital when dealing with patient medication. Specifically when creating labels and selecting medication.
Question 2 of 35
What do you enjoy most about being a Pharmacy Technician?
"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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The patient interaction. Making sure that they are taking the correct medication and using it correctly.
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I am excited to work on the wards and work more closely with staff on the wards. It will be nice to bridge he gap between myself and the staff on the wards as it is quite distant when working in Dispensary. I am so also looking forward to specialising in a specific area and earning more about specialised wards.
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Being able to assist and interact with people on a positive level.
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Learning something new, dealing with the public.
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I would like being around the medicine. Pharmacy Technician's do alot with the medicine around the pharmacy, ive always been interested with.
Question 3 of 35
What do you dislike the most about being a Pharmacy Technician?
"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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Perhaps having to explain to a customer that we are unable to provide the medication they wanted, I can imagine some customers could become quite distressed so I know it is important to be very empathetic.
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Theres really nothing I dislike about doing pharamcy.
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Yes, a man who constantly comes in and says he needs his inhaler came in on my shift. Of course, the clerk does what she is supposed to do and tells him he needs to call in advance. This guy is huffing and puffing and getting mad. All of the people in the waiting room are gawking and commenting for the guy to sit down. I am at the input station and I remember his name from last time. I look up his profile and he has no refills. I dial the nurse for his primary doctor and give his info and tell her the situation at the pharmacy. She checks with the MD and ok's his refill. I added the refill and grabbed the inhaler and took it straight to the pharmacist. The man is talking to the manager now. I bring out the inhaler and he signs off for it and I tell him that he only has this refill and no more. Next time to please call before he runs out.
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The thing I would dislike most about being a pharmacy tech is trying to be perfect, I get so down on myself if I make a mistake but the good thing about making a mistake is that you learn from them.
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Nothing that I can not discuss.
Question 4 of 35
How would your co-workers describe you?
"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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Outgoing, easy to talk to, trustworthy, kind, hard working.
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My friends would say that I am very dependable and trustworthy. They would say that I would give you the shirt off of my back. They would probably also say that I am pretty smart and sometimes quiet when I needed to get something done.
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Kind, helpful, upbeat, positive.
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Very good worker, Team player, Honest.
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Great, outgoing, funny, smart and caring/passinate about the things I wanna do in my life.
Question 5 of 35
What do you do in your free time?
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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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I enjoy travelling, going to concerts, spending time with family and looking after my cats.
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I rarely have any free time but when I do I like to go to the beach or movies with my family.
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I like reading and especially reading articles or books about ancient history, science, and theories. I also like to play with my daughter, read to her, and teach her about new things.
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Seeing my granddaughter, spending my time with my best friend of 35 years, seeing my parents and spending time with mu partner.
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Reading or watching some movie or drama.
Question 6 of 35
Why should I hire you?
Professional answer
I have a way of bringing people together and motivating people to give 100%.
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I have worked at pharmacies for more than 10 years. I feel that I hold the qualities needed to work with patients and coworkers effectively. I am a hard worker and realize that this work is time sensitive and at the same time needs to be accurate. I am also very excited to gain new knowledge and love new challenges.
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I am a very hard worker, very dependable, and I have great customer service skills.
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I take my time and I am really passionate on the things I wanna do in my life. And wont stop at anything to achive them.
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I think I stand out amount other applicants because I have more than 12 years of pharmacy experience.
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I believe I have skills that I cam bring to the pharmacy, stock control, accounts, customer service and the ability to be flexible with working hours.
Question 7 of 35
Have you ever worked with a Pharmacist you did not like? What didn't you like about them?
Professional answer
I have worked for challenging Pharmacists. I value my professional work relationships and Sometimes we agreed to disagree and that's ok.
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I have worked with many pharmacists in 15 plus years and I never had a problem with any pharmacist.
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All pharmacist I have worked with has helped me to understand the principle and management of scientific equipment and raw material pertaining to the manufacturing of drugs.
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The pharmacist put more pressure on me, but I was able to handle it and just did my work and anything she asked I provided to her.
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They told me I couldn't take drugs.
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To tell you the truth, I have worked with a pharmacist that I did not like very much at first but after Working with her for a long period of time I started to focus on the good things about her. She was very belittling to other co-workers but was also a very hard worker and reliable. - she also took time to teach me things, which I appreciated. I believe that people are put in your life for a reason .
Question 8 of 35
Where do you see yourself in five years?
Professional answer
In five years I'd like to have the opportunity to be in a leadership position in one of your pharmacies in this facility.
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Hopefully, still here working my way up the ladder. I feel that as I learn more my passion will get greater and my ambitious nature will push me to progress.
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I want to continue to work in the healthcare industry and be the best Pharmacy Technician I can.
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I am hoping hear to get deeper and further in this company/Career.
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I hope to be one of the most experienced technian.
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I see myself working here in a stable position and working with a team to help others.
Question 9 of 35
Give me an example of how you are dependable.
Professional answer
I currently have a schedule that allows me to pull call whenever needed with a short amount of notice. My flexibility comes in handy when someone calls in sick.
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By being at work on time.
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I am always on time for work, and ready for work.
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I am a early person so, I tend to set my alarm alot earlier specially for work.
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My parents claimed me as a dependent on their tax returns.
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I live close by and am always dedicated to any job I have.
Question 10 of 35
How did the customer respond when you attempted to calm them down?
Professional answer
I've had a patient thank me for taking the time to listen to them, provide solutions and calm them down.
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I have had to calm a patient down by listening with empathy. Then I have fixed the problem.
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First of all keep the customer calm and suggest on trying to find a solution.
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When I was working at a local hardware store which was also a repair shop for lawn equipment, answering angry customers' calls was part of the job. I'd do my best to be understanding and empathetic about why they're upset about how long they had to wait for their mowers to be fixed or had the same problems again. And then I'd make sure I inform the service guys about the complaint and call back the customers to explain the situation.
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Indeed I have. I personally remained calm, and talked the customer through the issue they were experiencing, and together we were able to come up with a solution that made everyone happy!
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Working for Kaiser Maui Lani pharmacy, fortunately I had a lot of practice with irate patients. This has taught me so much. I learned that if you truly listen to what they have to say, apologies for what they are going through and let them know that you are trying your best to help their situation. It can really calm any situation.
Question 11 of 35
What do you feel are the most important qualities in being a good technician?
Professional answer
Patience and empathy. A lot of times our patients are sick so being patient with them and empathetic can show that you truly care about them and their wellbeing.
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Great customer service, accuracy, checking my work.
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Able to be a good listener,
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Attention to detail, good under pressure, good work ethic.
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Familiar with computers, pharma laws, calculations, assisting the pharmacist, and strong communication skills.
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Tech oriented / good at computers --- I'm very good at video games.
Question 12 of 35
What is the difference between prescription medicine and over-the-counter drugs?
Professional answer
Over the counter medications are typically available in any grocery store. I'm very familiar with helping patients pick out the best over the counter medication for their symptoms with the assistance of the pharmacist.
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It is in the developing stage. I know some, but still have many more to learn. It is a continual work in progress.
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Any medication you take. You should always check with a professional to see if the advantages of taking it out way the side effects.
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Prescription medicines are those drugs that cannot be dispensed without the prescription from a qualified medical practitioner.
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Only prescibed by legitimate providers like doctors, dentist, vet, pa, and np.
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Rx medicine are medicine that may cure or harm other people if not taken properly.
Question 13 of 35
When can you start working?
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I plan on moving to the area in 2 months. I can start right after I move. How is 1 July?
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Let me go home and take a nap first.
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My most difficult course was anatomy and physiology but I found people to study with and they helped me find different ways to study and remember what I needed to know.
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As soon as there is an opening.
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Two weeks after I have been employed. I have to give my current employer notice.
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I am available in 1 week.
Question 14 of 35
What are your weaknesses?
Professional answer
Sometimes I have worked through my lunch break. I've come to realize that taking a break is necessary in order to not make mistakes. I've been better about walking away from prescriptions, handing them over to a co-worker or coming back to them after my lunch.
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Socialization and misery.
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My calves and and thighs -- but who does leg day ? am I right ? BENCH PRESS FOR LIFE !!!
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I despise mistakes from myself and want to be perfect and that slows me down. I am trying hard to have more focus with my work to pick up the pace and still strive for excellence. I also chit chat with the patients too much. I want them to feel better and feel like I care and sometimes talk too much with them. I am working hard to speak less to show I care about them and still be an efficient technician.
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I sometimes over check things, and sometimes I liked to ask questions a little more just incase I dont fully understand them.
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My weakest is to discreminate by other person but I take it as a challenge and motivate my I self that I cant do it.
Question 15 of 35
How do you feel about working with customers of diverse backgrounds?
Professional answer
I don't change my work style or level of customer service because of a patients background.
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Patients are always to the disadvantage because of their health issues and I always treat them with patients and kindness.
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Well I like to work with all kinds of people divesity.
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I treat every patient with the same respect that all patients deserve.
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I like to work with anyone, I will provide my services for incoming patients.
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I treat all patients with the same level of care. I try to help others in the best way that I can. I treat everyone with respect.
Question 16 of 35
How would you deal with an irate customer?
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I would calmly listen to the patient and If I wasn't able to help or they weren't satisfied I would get my boss to help with the situation.
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Politely approach, even if they are rude I will not rise my voice. The only way of dealing those clients are being patient and listening to their problems first before drawing any conclusion. If they continued to misbehave I would direct them to the manager.
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Try to calm them and understand why they are upset. If I can solve the problem, I will try. If not I will transfer it yo the supervisor. If the client is not calming and threatening, I will let the security guard know.
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Clients who are inpatients and rude are advised and spoken to gently to create a good communication or rapport.
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I speak softly and slowly. I let them know I understand them and care and want to help. But if they start to treat me poorly I will pass them off to another technician so I do not become upset myself.
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Listen to there needs and try to calm the situation down.
Question 17 of 35
How often do you partake in social activities?
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A few times a month we host a BBQ at our house, meet friends in town for dinner or participate in an outdoor activity with friends. We love spending time outdoors making memories.
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Once a week, Most of the time, it is in the church or at the park.
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Not too often. I work a lot, have a teenage son at home and would rather be home with him.
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I don't tend to partake in many social activities apart from family.
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I partake social activities a lot as this enables me to gain extra knowledge such as the NPA training sessions.
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Not too often because I am also busy outside of work. If the activity is important I will try to make time to attend.
Question 18 of 35
What do you know about our pharmacy?
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I was excited to learn that you have an inpatient pharmacy as well as an outpatient pharmacy. I'm excited to get the chance to possibly move to a new area and learn new skills.
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It is a place where every professional position up-grade to the highest position.
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It's a great pharmacy which has busy environments. It supplies all kind of products that is suitable for every individual.
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You provide medications for the patients in the hospital.
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Lloyds have about 1500 pharmacy's with over 17000 employees. Working very closely with the nhs.
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I did some research and also while fulfilling my internship at this facility I observed this pharmacy has a specific group they specialize in but also is open to the public.
Question 19 of 35
What tools do you use to manage stress?
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I make sure that I take lunch or at least a 30 minute break away from the pharmacy each day. Leaving the pharmacy gives me time to clear my mind and relax during my shift.
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By finding out the priority that first has to be done and then performing the rest accordingly. I always tell myself this is the way it is face it.
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By remaining calm and patients. I tend to challenge myself harder during stress in order to get work completed.
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Work under stress lead to low productivities and therefore I try as much as possible to avoid stress at due to my efficient use of break time.
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Stress is a part of everyday life. Stress makes me react in a more precise manner and helps to motivate me to get a job done and to do it accurately as to not cause more stress.
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Stress is a common everyday part of life. Identify the problems, look at what is causing the stress and coming up with a logical solution to deal with it.
Question 20 of 35
What was your most difficult aspect of your training?
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Calculating drip rates were challenging for me. I worked with a mentor during my training that helped me learn it a different way that was easier for me to understand. I can calculate drip rates with my eyes closed now.
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Learning instrumentation at college was difficult because I was not ready to learn due to my perception towards the subject but I always try to be the C plus to avoid any embarrassments in my results.
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International business--it was difficult learning the different laws.
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Nothing was difficult, as long as I put in the time and effort, there will be no trouble. I will provide this trait to my workplace as well.
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I would say that my courses in college were difficult, but what I did find hard was setting up a nee business with no experience.
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I think the most difficult course was the Health and social care course I still tried my utmost best to succeed in the course.
Question 21 of 35
When you reflect on your education, is there anything you would do differently?
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I would've taken a few more credits so I could've finished a bit quicker. I wanted to take my time and not overload myself. I did so well that sometimes I kick myself for not taking on a bit more.
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Provide more practicals which draws experience and skills. It will prepare an individual for harder challenges.
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Spend more time to study and less working.
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I would go back and have gotten my bachelors degree before getting married or having any kids.
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I would have become a pharmacist.
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Went through all the way w/o stopping.
Question 22 of 35
How do you fill your downtime?
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I like to shadow the pharmacist and learn more about the medication that we are dispensing to our patients.
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I make music on my free time. And on the weekends I do this thing called bubble soccer.
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I am a very keen gardener and love walking with the dogs.
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I enjoy cooking, shopping, reading, and exercising.
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Readings, watch lectures online, spending time with family and catching on my work.
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In my spare time, I usually stay home and catch up with cleaning, doing errands, reading, catching up with family and friends.
Question 23 of 35
Who is your greatest role model?
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My mentor and pharmacist from my current place of employment. He started from the ground up, put himself through school working nights and faced many challenges along the way.
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My greatest role model is Earline Vining. She started out in a shot-gun Louisiana shack but became an elegant, positive influence on many people teaching them life skills that help them grow to their full potential. She has taught me that being positive and giving to others is the best thing you can do for yourself.
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My father, he was a hard worker, he was kind and generous, a good listener.
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My father he has showed me that you need to work hard and do everything possible for your family.
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My current pharmacy manager because of his positive attitude, patience, continuous encouragement and knowledge.
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My greatest role model is my Father. He always put our needs before his, he is always kind and fair. He has a good work ethic.
Question 24 of 35
What are your strengths?
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A strength of mine is my empathy towards patients.
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Commitment Communication skills.
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Patience and understanding.
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I am cooperative and dependable
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I am very quick at what I do. I always try to get things done as soon as possible but not make a mistake. I am very friendly and easy to get along with.
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I work very hard and always go the extra mile where possible.
Question 25 of 35
Why should we hire you?
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I have 10 years experience as a military trained pharmacy technician. I bring a new and experienced set of eyes to the team.
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I love new challenges, and I have the passion of caring about my job.
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Because I believe that I meet the qualifications for the pharmacy technician position.
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I am a hard working technician who will go out of her way to become a part of the team.
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Because I have energy and passion.
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Because I'm a certified pharmacy technician with two years of experience. I have shaped important skills that will pave my way into this company such as organization, customer service, patience. Plus I'm a quick learner whose challenge is to settle as soon as possible in this company. I'm passionate about my job and motivated to always get the best out of me.
Question 26 of 35
What influenced you to pursue a career in the pharmaceutical field?
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I've always wanted to be behind the scenes in patient care.
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I made this decision in 2014 after finishing my HSC. I thought it would be a great idea if start off as a pharmacy assistant where I will be able to develop skills and get familiar with the role of a pharmacist.
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When looking for a new challenge and always wanting to help people, I found a job at a community pharmacy, which suited me perfectly.
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I was working as a checkout operator in a supermarket and was approached by the technision from the pharmacy and have never looked back.
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Happy accident. I knew I wanted to do something medical and my moms old friend suggested I give pharmacy a go and I was hooked.
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Its what I could do to help the world become a better place.
Question 27 of 35
Tell me about a stressful time in your life. How did you handle it?
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While I was enrolled in school I had a hard time juggling being a parent, student and work part-time. I kept a detailed to-do list and asked for help from my family. I got past the stressful time and grew from it.
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Is when I have a lot to accomplish within a specified time limit. Under such conditions I refuse to be stressed instead I calmly approach such situations as a challenge.
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Irrate customer in shop . Took her to one side listend to her complaint assured her I would look into it and ring her later . Customer was happy I rang her back and thanked me for dealing with it promptly.
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During my finals, I stress a lot however over the past years I've learnt to prepare yourself for challenges and prepare yourself from beginning. We don't know what challenges/ obstacles we may face in life. However remaining calm will make it easier dealing with the issues. Keeping a positive mind.
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I am going through a stressful time in my life now. My husband is underemployed; he is only given one or two days of work per week. Also, my employer has decreased my hours to two days per week because I am per diem and have to be given benefits if I work more than 25 hours per week. We are having financial trouble, so I have been searching for another job.
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When my father was diagnosed with prostate cancer. That was taught news, it litally meant death to me. I was not too clear about the subject so I went ahead and did an extensive research on it to better prepare myself for what may come next.
Question 28 of 35
Why do you want this job?
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I'm excited at the chance to be in a leadership position. My 10 years as a pharmacy technician has given me the training and experience to lead others.
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To ensure I continue with an increase of knowledge to fulfil my needs.
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I need this job for skills, experience and stand on my own feet. But mostly I want to develop my social interaction with other individuals.
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I need this job because it will help me excel further within the pharmacy setting learning more about new drugs and there uses, as in community pharmacy the chances of dispensing a new drug is very low.
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Would like to do something in my field.
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I dont need this job I want to make this a career move if I just wnated another job I could go anywhere.
Question 29 of 35
What was your favorite part of your training?
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My favorite part of training was learning to make IV's in the inpatient training block.
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Didn't go to college but enjoyed languages.
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Functional proteins and genes.
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Mathematics was my favorite course.
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My favorite course was math because it was kind of hard to get in my mind at first but later it was fun to do for the rest of my day.
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I love math and Biology equally. I like to solve problems and to figure out how the different body systems work.
Question 30 of 35
Give me an example of your leadership ability?
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I've been regularly asked to be the shift lead by supervision. I enjoy mentoring jr. pharmacy technicians and keeping the ship running smooth.
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When I was 25 I was made Office Manager in a Building Society, managing a staff of 5 after having worked my way up from office junior.
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Following the manager or team leaders instructions.
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I am very approachable, easy to talk to and people are drawn to com to me for help. I have closed with another technician and the brusque pharmacist and he makes her very nervous and on edge. I gave her a little pep talk and told her we would do great and kept doing it all night, being a moderator. I think that is what makes a good leader.
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I have trained an apprentice at my workplace within the last year.
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I ran a grocery store at night.
Question 31 of 35
Are you willing to complete continuing educational courses?
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Yes! I actually just finished up my online CEU's in order to apply for my National Accreditation extension.
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Have proved I am willing and open to this by completing my pharmacy technician courses and act course.
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I am very keen, as I want to complete my study in medical science and do pharmaceutical.
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Very willing. I would love to learn more.
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I am more than happy to participate in continuing educational development to excel further within my job role.
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I would love to be able to have other qualifications.
Question 32 of 35
Tell me about your experience in the pharmacy industry?
User Submitted Interview Answers
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Mainly worked in community.
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Dropping a vitamin D table bottle.
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I worked at Kaiser pharmacy as an Assistant for around 8 years. I worked at prescription solutions temporarily. I also had a brief externship at community medical pharmacy. I have been at San ysidro Health Center for 2 years.
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I have been working in a retail pharmacy for about 1 year.
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I have only worked in long term care.
Question 33 of 35
What do you enjoy most about working in the pharmaceutical field?
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I enjoy the ability to work in different areas of pharmacy. Inpatient, Outpatient, Compounding. I enjoy learning new things in the pharmacy career field.
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The fact that you are trying to make a difference to people's lives and health, trying to encourage customers to take control of health decisions.
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Helping sick people get better and helping people become healthier.
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Helping and caring for the community patients and to feel valued.
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Helping people get the right medication to help them get better.
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Working with the community and help people in a time of need.
Question 34 of 35
What qualities does a great leader have? Which do you possess?
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I've been complimented on my communication and active listening skills. I think it is important to foster open lines of communication in order to successfully get through each day.
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The qualities of a great leader include: someone who is likable; a problem-solver, a good communicator; and who is passionate about their role.
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Effectiveness powerful sympathetic quietly assertive Quietly assertive sympathetic.
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A great leader has the ability to motivate their team and has empathy for them as well. A good leader listens to all suggestions and problems and considers them. I have empathy for others and am able to see where they are coming from.
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Greater listener, equalities with team members, supportive, motivating, helpful and encouraging.
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A leader understands that a group has to work together as a team and knows what is best to reach their full potential. I posses the understanding of a group because even though I am quiet, I understand what people are like.
Question 35 of 35
What hours are you available?
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My schedule is quite flexible. If I can be given a 24 hour advance notice I can work any shift.
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My hours are flexible, am willing to work rotating weekends and holidays.
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Tuesday, thursday after 12, Friday and weekends.
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I am available almost every day because of summer break.
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Part time 20 hours per week.
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From 2pm to 10pm Monday through Friday
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