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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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"I enjoy working in an environment where I am constantly learning. I like being challenged. There are always changes to regulations and new information."
"I enjoy learning about my job every day."
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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Question 3 of 35
What do you dislike the most about being a Pharmacy Technician?
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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."
"I hate when I see a patient struggling to pay for their medication."
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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Question 4 of 35
How would your co-workers describe you?
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Question 5 of 35
What do you do in your free time?
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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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Question 1 of 35
Give me an example of one of your past jobs that required great attention to detail.
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1.
Listening to the customers, it requires great amount of attention as we have to understand what they are after/looking for.
2.
I've never really had a job but I place a great amount of attention in school.
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Well the job I currently have I believe I have to put a lot of attention to details because I have this huge responsibility dealing with customers accounts. And would want to be certain we are performing every action with our full attention because we are the people who are basically handling what there bill would be. Also when we receive inventory we would put in the phones imei number which would be different for every phone so if we would even mess up one number that phone would be become completely unknown and unsellable.
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Out of hours emergency drug store room.
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At the Peninsula Health Dept where I currently work. I always place a great amount of attention to details. Due to the patient population that I serve. I have to pay attention to detail, there are a lot of mistakes that can happen.
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I currently work on well pharmacy Leicester road Loughborough I am qualified pharmacy technician working as pharmacy assistant I am currently looking for a job to make use my experience and skills that I have from my previous jobs I have in the past.
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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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In our pharmacy we fill elderly and jail inmates monthly pill boxes. Some patients have multiple prescriptions that are taken certain ways several times a day.
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As an Inventory Specialist, I have to pay attention to the inventory returns: what drugs are going in and out of the pharmacy, where they are going, the credit returns, etc.
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Help with the bingo accounts for my church, temperature checks at work.
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In compounding we weigh out each ingredient. So you have to pay full attention because being just one decimal point off can make the medication life-threatening.
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I worked at a DIY shop. My main role was to order paints and also advise customers which paint would be the best for them. They would ask for different types of paints with different brands. I would make a decision looking at the brand and the price of the paint and also considering the purpose the customer buying this product.
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As a pharmacy technician, I think it is really important about the dose.
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Whilst I was working as an online retail assistant I had to take orders over the phone. I had to listen carefully for their personal and card details when taking payments.
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I designed easy read patient information leaflets using simple terminology for patients with mental health problems.
Question 2 of 35
What do you enjoy most about being a Pharmacy Technician?
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My role is an integral part of the company`s success story and the ultimate customer service excellence.
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Interacting with the patients and with the other health care professionals.
3.
Knowing that I am saving patients lives, always wanted to be a Dr.
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In being good technician one need to be detailed oriented putting patients health and wellness first.
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Being able to provide a quality service to a wide array of people.
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Seeing customers leave satisfied and getting to know them and them know you by name.
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Being able to make a positive impact on other people.
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I think the challenge; working with a variety of people and different situations; helping others.
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Interacting with patient.
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I enjoy organisation and helping people.
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Name a time you were involved in a conflict.
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Name a time you were involved in a conflict.
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Learning about medications and how they affect the body.
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Able to work in a healthcare field and enjoy and challenge myself.
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I think the part I will like most will be being able to help people better understand and answer any questions they, may have about their medication.
Question 3 of 35
What do you dislike the most about being a Pharmacy Technician?
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Nothing really because I like and always enjoy my job.
2.
Not having stock in to dispense when it's needed.
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I enjoyed it in the past and I see myself enjoying it in the future.
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Being a positive person I think I will enjoy every aspect of being a pharmacy technician the reason being that I am a very calm and collective person who can achieve any goal set.
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Not making the customer happy.
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Working every other weekend.
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Not being able to satisfy the customer.
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When there not enough in stock.
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Well nothing really I find great satisfaction in getting to work with a team or even individually to meet and exceed what my patients need.
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I do not have any experience as a pharmacy technician what I would most dislike is not knowing what to do in a given situation.
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Having little time to attend to all true customers on queue.
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Any error will put the patient in danger.
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What I will dislike most about being a pharmacy technician is when people refuse to complain my supply of chemicals or drugs.
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Standing on my feet the entire shift.
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Insurance changes in formulary.
Question 4 of 35
How would your co-workers describe you?
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A patient, hardworking, meticulous, joyful team player and trustworthy person.
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Compassionate and caring.
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They describe d me as an easy to work with, jolly but had profesionalism at work.
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My friends would probably say I am silly but a very sweet person. I would do anything for anyone.
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Cheerie, bubbly, fun self starter that likes to try new things.
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I am very cooperative, sincere, hardworking and friendly.
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They say me I am little nervous we I am new to the people once I am used to them I am a great person to hang out with.
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My friends describe me as an outgoing, funny and patient person, who can get along with everyone.
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I am very dependable and kind. They would say that I would give them the shirt off of my back.
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Caring, compassionate, humorous and goal-oriented.
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Loyal, loving, optimistic, intelligent.
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They would describe me as someone whom is reliable, trusting, and passionate.
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Hardworking and perfectionist.
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Very good worker, Team player, Honest.
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Nice, trust worthy, and reliable.
Question 5 of 35
What do you do in your free time?
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I relax and think for a while what did I do for the past days.
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I spend as much time with my husband and family as possible.
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I read books to improve my vocabulary and sometimes I play sports such as indoor basketball.
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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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I like to read, knit & paint as well as spend time with family and friends.
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I like reading and hiking.
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Catch up with family and close friends for dinner, shopping.
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Reading or surfing the internet to find new things that can benefit my health.
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I like to read books and exercise.
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Reading or watching some movie or drama.
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I am an Avid runner, so I enjoy participating in 5k events, I like to cycle, spend quality time with my family, and play my Casio keyboard.
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Cooking, listening music.
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Play the violin and I love to run.
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Like to relax and get a lot of rest. If I'm not doing that, I'm usually visiting my family.
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I study most times and play some game.
Question 6 of 35
Why should I hire you?
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Why mba after engineering??
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Iam very attentive to detail and special skills.
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What makes you stand out among other applicants.
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What are the most important attributes of a pharmacist.
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What makes you stand out among other applicants.
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Customer service skills.
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Being there early staying longer.
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I stand out with other applicants because I have this quality of being calm in handling irate clients or patients, I have the passion dedication love on my work and if I work I consider the company as my own.
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Eagerness to learn and improve along with trying to make the workplace environment as pleasant as possible. I like to make people laugh or at least smile. Ma good attitude goes a long way.
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My long term experience in customers service and my qualification and capabilities of multitAsking.
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I have a passion dedication love on my work and if I work I cinsider the pharmacy as my own.
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I have the ability to play a very good team member and listen to my other work colleagues.
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I stand out among other applicants because I have this quality of being calm in handling irate clients or patients. I have passion, dedication and love of my work.
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I have several years of experience working in a pharmacy, over 5 years of customer service, I am patient under stressful events.
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I am very dependable, trustworthy, hard working, and I feel that I am at my best when I am given the opportunity to assist others.
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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No I have never worked in a pharmacy and get along with all co-workers and managers.
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No... I like all of the pharmacist that I have worked.. They treated me nicely and professionally.
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This would be my first Pharmacy Technician position.
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I have worked with many pharmacists and have never had a problem with any of them.
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I have a very good relationship with my co-workers. Never had a problem.
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Unfortunately yes, I was told that my job was to do everything, and they only had to sign off on scripts, and council patients. I had never felt so low.
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Yes, they were disrespectful but I managed to change their mind once they saw my performance on the job.
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No, I am very luck to have a good pharmacist that tech me everything of their knowlages.
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I just do my job not emotions attached anyone who dislikes me or not.
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Profesionalism is the pefect behavior in this instance.
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I tend to not pass immediate judgement of character. I have never not gotten along with a coworker.
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Well at work, not everyone is likely to get along. However, I always treat everyone I come into contact with with dignity and respect.
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Did not have a problem at all-
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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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I have never worked for a Pharmacist.
Question 8 of 35
Where do you see yourself in five years?
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At a good, trustable and being a best technician of the pharmacy.
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Lead tech for this company.
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Working for a great pharmacy.
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Still here as a better pharmacy tech and/or lead tech. Maybe even a pharmacist.
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Still here working and maybe as a lead pharmacy tech or even as a pharmacist.
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Being a more experienced Pharmacy Technician and hopefully have moved up in position to either a trainer or a supervisor.
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I will be still working for the pharmacy and try to move up as a lead tech or maybe even a pharmacist.
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I see myself still working in healthcare, hopefully as an accuracy checking technician.
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I will be studying to become a pharmacist, while I am working as a pharmacy tech.
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Working in the medical field, having finished my medical degree in nursing, sugical technician, etc.
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In five years time I can see myself working at this company, as a better pharmacy tecnhician.
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I see myself a successfully qualified pharmacy technician working alongside a helpful team.
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I strive to be the best in what ever I end up doing. Hopefully something Scientific, to do with my degrees - that is why I think working here is a perfect opportunity, combining my passions to further my career.
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I see myself working here in a stable position and working with a team to help others.
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Hopefully still working with your company.
Question 9 of 35
Give me an example of how you are dependable.
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I'm always there when i'm supposed to be.
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I am a very hard worker and on time.
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I like being responsible and feeling like I am an essential part of the team. I will do everything in my control to be there and get the job done right the first time.
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I will be at work early and stay late until I make sure I have done my work.
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I am hard working and on time and always ready to learn.
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If you would speak to my current and past employers you would find I am never late or absent.
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I arrive to work at least 10 minutes before my shift, and will work if I am called in to work.
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I am sincere, punctual at work and I am very good at team work..I am passionate devoted love to work.
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I am a per diem employee currently and have never declined a shift in the two years that I have been working there. I will work any shift in any position; clerk, intake, typist, filler, clinic use, or refill tech.
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I have a zero sick record, I am reliable, responsible and punctual. All my colleagues have only good things to say about me, I keep my head down, do my work but this does not mean to say that I compromise patient care. I am still a caring and friendly individual who would do whatever possible to ensure patients are first concern.
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Ill be on time, as I have always been . Ill meet your timelines and deadlines.
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By coming to work early or come in on my day off.
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The best way I can illustrate this to you would be when I was a student in memorial regional hospital south. I was left independently to take care of tasks so that the other workers could accomplish a lot of the things that needed immediate attention.
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I am reliable and can work on my own.
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By being at work on time.
Question 10 of 35
How did the customer respond when you attempted to calm them down?
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I listened attentively to the point of view and reason for the anger.
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Yes! I used to work at a store called justice! We had to deal with lots of crazy moms and the littlest things would make them upset. We'd always tell them that we're sorry and that we will take care of whatever it is that they need. We tried to make them feel like they were being taken care of.
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No I did not calm down onyone.
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They were in great pain and did not want to wait in line.
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I have been to customer service desk for a long time and once I got the person who was very upset due to a merchandise he bought for the christmas but it doesn't work, so in that case, I just make a complete eye contact with that guy in a sympathetic mood and said sorry for that thing happened and asked to let me know what can I do for him to compensate that thing.
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I always first listen to patient.
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Yes quite for a while.
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Yes and I asked them what was wrong and fixed the problem.
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Yes, I talked to that person calmly with empathy looking straight to the eye and asked whats the problem and fixed it..
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I had to calm a customer in my previous job and I did it.
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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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Absolutely. They just want to be heard. WHen you remain calm and prove to them you are willing to fix their problem to the best of your ability they calm down and the issue is resolved.
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Yes, during this period, I patiently listened to the distraught individual, giving reassuring head nods and eye contact to ensure the individual knew I am genuinely concerned and that they are my first concern. I was sympathetic throughout, until the individual seemed calm, and then I began to give an explanation as to why this happened.
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Yes. At a hospital. We were in a queue waiting to be seen by a doctor then there was this emergency case and someone had been in a queue for more than an hour with us. The man just bursted and was so furious for it had taken long to be attended to and he was feeling really bad. I talked to him so he could calm down and help in raising his BP and I assured him he will take place instead. I know I was in pain but I had to let him go before me.
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Quite a few times. I try and diffuse the situation by keeping my voice calm and reassuring the customer that I will do everything in my power to make things right.
Question 11 of 35
What do you feel are the most important qualities in being a good technician?
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Medical experience, certified ptcb,
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In being a good technician, one need to be detailed oriented, putting patient's health and wellness first, and constantly up for innovation and providing the best service for the communities.
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A good tech shld understand the pateints situation and try its max to fulfill its pharmacu demand within the organisation limits and try to convience max the patient.
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Keen customer focus, attentive to deatil and recocnize the patients needs.
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In order to be a good tech HE/SHE should first understand the pateints most urgent health status and his needs and then convey this info to the pharmacist or a senior tech!!
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Excellent knowledge of drugs, excellent team work spirit, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, excellent customer service, patience and perservearance.
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The most important that I need is must be patient because every day we had seen a variation of patient that have many mood.
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Calm nature, good knowledge about the medicines, generous, awareness about all the state law and federal law about the drugs, multitasking.
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Customer service skills, attention to detail, educated, attentive.
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In being a good pharmacy technician one needs to be detailed oriented and always put first the patients health and wellness as well as to understand them and make sure you have given them what they really need as a patient in your pharmacy.
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Very detailed oriented and precise. You want to make sure your medicines and calculations are all correct.
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Being detailed oriented, having the ability to multitask, and having amazing people skills.
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Being detail-oriented and putting the health and wellness of the patient first.
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A good pharmacy technician needs have excellent attention to detail, they need to be able to provide the best service to patient ensuring that they receive first hand healthcare advice and assistance.
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Dedication to putting patients health and well being at the top of everything you do.
Question 12 of 35
What is the difference between prescription medicine and over-the-counter drugs?
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Prescription medicines are those drugs that must never be dispensed without prescription from a qualified medical practioner.
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Common terms such as apap for acetaminophen, NSAID for nonsteriodal anti-inflammatory drug and so on.
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Prescription medicines are those drugs that cannot be dispense without the prescription from a qualified medical practitioner.
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Medicine that is not dispensed over the counter unless a prescription has been faxed, emailed, handed in or called in by the proper professional to be filled.
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Prescription medicine is strictly for those who have a prescrtipn written by a medical practitioner. Nothing over the counter.
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Medicine that can only be supplied against a prescription.
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Only prescibed by legitimate providers like doctors, dentist, vet, pa, and np.
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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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Prescription medicines are those drugs that cannot be dispensed without the prescription from a qualified medical practitioner.
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Prescription medicine is strictly for those who have a prescrtipn written by a medical practitioner. Nothing over the counter.
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A medication that can only be written by a doctor.
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I have taken a medical terminology course in college.
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I work for 14 years in a long-term care pharmacy and familiar with both generic and brand medicines, oral, topical, and iv forms.
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Prescription medicine is the medicine prescribe by a doctor base on diagnoses and the recommendation base on laboratory results or declarations.
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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.
Question 13 of 35
When can you start working?
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As soon as I am employed.
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2 weeks from the day you hire me.
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My current employer requires a two weeks notice of resignation.
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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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Two weeks after I have been employed. I have to give my current employer notice.
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I am currently a full time mother with my youngest due to start full time school soon so no notice period is really required.
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As soon as there is an opening.
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Well I am currently employed so I would give my current job two weeks notice of my departure to allow them time to transition me out my position.
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I can start work tomorrow.
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I am available to start work as soon as you need me.
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Next two from you hiring me.
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Asap I would like but neeed to give at least 4 weeks notice.
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Let me go home and take a nap first.
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I am available in 1 week.
15.
4 weeks, I must give able notice to current employer.
Question 14 of 35
What are your weaknesses?
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Triple check the work.
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Too Meticulous and too cautious.
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OCD and time manangement.
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I don't like half measures I always like to do tasks properly and stick to the rules.
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My english grammar but I know this is only temporary because I worked hard on it to overcome it and being meticulous and triple checking my work always.
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I double guess myself. Not to the point that tasks dont get done, but I keep asking myself "Is this the right way?" And that I may ask questions a lot until I get a hold on things.
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Obsessing and taking too much time to make sure I dont make any errors and getting mad at myself for it.
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I m very shy in nature Any can say to no to any one who speacilay need halp.
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That I am not a spur of the moment kind of person I like routine and planning ahead.
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Not speaking up when I should and my typing speed.
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Too sensitive, easily stressed.
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I over analyze conversations and trusting people.
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Fear of doing more Perfectionist.
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Speaking low was the feed-back I got from my co-workers, but now I am better than ever.
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Socialization and misery.
Question 15 of 35
How do you feel about working with customers of diverse backgrounds?
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I get more patient and focus on get the patient properly served.
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Empathy behave and concentrate on patient condition..
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It is fine I like working with everyone.
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I like to help all patients in the same manor providing each patient with healthcare advice which is suited to their individual needs.
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Fine because I know that I would do my best to help that patient with whatever he/she need.
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I feel good about the service I give to every patient.
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Patients are naturally curious and sometimes worried about the amount of medication that are prescribed to them. It is important to listen to their concerns patientyl and answer all queries. The medical team must be notified about the patients concerns.
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What do you think you can bring to this pharmacy assistant position.
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I treat every patient with the same respect that all patients deserve.
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Well I like to work with all kinds of people divesity.
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It feel good in helping patients helping solve problems.
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I feel bad for them and wish I could do more for them.
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I like to work with anyone, I will provide my services for incoming patients.
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I like helping each individual according to their needs.
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I focus on my job so if I have a difficult coworker,I try not to let it bother me.
Question 16 of 35
How would you deal with an irate customer?
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Try to calm the patient and understand his needs and convey to the pharmacist.
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Show empathy with the patient and restate the concern so the patient knows that I understand their concern and convey the patients concerns to the pharmacist and stay calm.
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Calm them down and try to fix the problem.
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By making them calm and talked them about what is the problem and trying to solve it in a calm way also.
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I try to calm them down and figure out what the situation is and try to help them. If I cant I will find the proper person to help with the situation.
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Understand their point of view and needs and maintain a positive attitude yourself.
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Customer service is an important part of being a pharmacy technician. I would try not to take anything they say personally and try my best to resolve the situation. I would listen to their complaints, apologise and do my best to rectify the problem and satisfy the customer. Good customer service is important for repest buisness.
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I speak in a calm and informing manner explaining the situation until the client has cooled down.
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Stay calm and tell my supervisor the situation.
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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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Remaining calm myself really listening to see what they are upset about.
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Try and calm them down, listen to their reason and try to help or find someone who can.
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One at a time and in a calming manner.
Question 17 of 35
How often do you partake in social activities?
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Very little, because I work alot.
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I have less social activities because I worked always.
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At Zehrs, we would have social outings, and I would always sign up for them. I find it very important to get to know the employees you work with.
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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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Cookouts 1x a month during spring and fall.
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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 am very active with my 3 children, and find myself involved in a number of social activities as a result.
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We do quite a few charity dress up days at work and donate to the charity. Could include dressing up or baking or giving clothes or food to school for cafod.
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When ever I have the chance to socialize.
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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.
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It was great back home but here in USA its minimal because of time.
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As often as possible depending on family, work commitments. I enjoy the company of others and feel I am a sociable person.
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I don't tend to partake in many social activities apart from family.
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As often as I can, when I'm not working or reading to expand my knowledge.
Question 18 of 35
What do you know about our pharmacy?
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That you service certain people.
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I did a little research before coming here today and from what I read this pharmacy has a specific group they specialize in but also that this pharmacy is open to the public.
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About all the medications and how to get things done in time.
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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.
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I know that it is a real asset to the town of Huddersfield. On a daily basis medication is provided for hundreds of people.
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I completed my training at a CVS in Southaven, and was shown how the computer system works.
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Purpose To champion everyone’s right to be happy and healthy. Values Honesty, trust, and integrity with our customers, our shareholders, suppliers, the communities we serve, and among ourselves.
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It is a place where every professional position up-grade to the highest position.
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You provide medications for the patients in the hospital.
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I know that it is a long standing well respected business.
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It serve a particular set of patients.
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Not as much as I should but would like to learn.
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This hospital offers palliative care and mostly Child birth.
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On the net and I have relatives come here.
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I don't know much as I have not been in the pharmacy department before, but I would love to learn.
Question 19 of 35
What tools do you use to manage stress?
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I just cry until I cant cry anymore...
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I work better under stress.
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As I said before I dont feel stress on my work and even at home because everything thats happen to me I put into my mind that this is Gods will and if ever I felt that I am under stress I will just keep my self calm then thand a little inhale and exhale then thats it continue life or work.
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Learning to take stride one day at a time and not forgeting to smile at the start of the day.
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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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I will speak up and ask for help.
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Try to keep calm and work my way through the situation.
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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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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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I try to keep myself calm, focus on my task, and work as quickly and accurately as possible.
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I believe that I work best under stress. I enjoy working in a challenging environment. It helps me to stay motivated and productive. I believe it is important to prioritize, remain calm, and focus on the task at hand.
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Breathe, calm down, take a step back and go from there.
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Keep myself motivated and patient.
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According to work load plan how what needs doing priortise the work load and deligate if need to get smoth work flow.
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I breathe deeply and encourage myself to go on doing what I do. This is a profession I chose and I will not lose my job under any circumstances.
Question 20 of 35
What was your most difficult aspect of your training?
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Memorizing all the different laws and regulations.
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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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International business--it was difficult learning the different laws.
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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.
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Definitely my Masters, for obvious reasons, I guess. In particular, I had a module called Advances in Parasitology - I had never really studied parasitic infections before, I still managed to get a distinction, though.
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Mathmatics involving liquid suspensions.
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It would have had to been.
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My most difficult course would be College algebra because I took it online.
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Speech class was difficult, but mannaged.
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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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My most difficult course in college was Algebra.
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I would say Pharmacology.
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I was not much in to history and geography.
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Statistic, that was my most difficult class.
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Learning name of medication.
Question 21 of 35
When you reflect on your education, is there anything you would do differently?
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To Know actually what I want to take.
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To have trained to be a pharmacy tech earlier than later.
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I would get a college degree if I had that type of time and money to spend on education.
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I would further my education in the health care field to be a pharmacist.
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I would like to do registered pharmacy if I have money and time.
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Continue on and become a pharmicist.
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I would have finished the nursing program when I was younger.
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I would have finished college.
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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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Go to pharmacy school earlier.
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I would have become a pharmacist.
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Become a licensed pharmcist.
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I would maybe pursue my career as a nurse.
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I would attend pharmacy school to become a pharmacist.
Question 22 of 35
How do you fill your downtime?
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I read to enhance my knowledge.
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Tell me about your self?
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In my spare time I like to spend time with my friends and family I like sports socialising dancing and I like to travel it is my passion.
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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.
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In my spare time I take care of my daughter, I cook for my husband and help the family with their cleaning business and help watch their laundromats.
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In my spare time I enjoy cooking, swimming at my local gym and teaching Arabic to a class of fifteen to twenty children.
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I love to garden vegetables and flowers, read and play with my dogs.
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Walk/jog, spend time with my kids.
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Go to antique and garage sales garden coupon and spend time with family.
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I enjoy cooking, shopping, reading, and exercising.
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Relax, spend time with my family.
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Travel spend time with famiy and friends.
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I love to read books and watch movies.
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Spend time with my family.
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Spend quality time with family, Attend art and jazz festivals, Play my Casio keyboard and guitar, Ride my bicycle.
Question 23 of 35
Who is your greatest role model?
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John H.Johnson the founder of Ebony Magazine.
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Princess Dianna, She has shown alot of compassion towards people everywhere she has been. She has a certain grace about her and yet very confident in her skin.
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The late president corazon aquino.. She is the symbol of strong, powerful but humble woman. Her intelligence and dedication to serve the people and fight for democracy for my country is remarkable and until now we are enjoying that peace and freedom.
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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 dad he has showed me that you need to work hard and do everything possible for your family.
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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 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.
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My greatest role model is my mother because she is amazing.
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My formal manager mr. Sergio Guadron . And my older sister.
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My daddy. He was a quiet man so when he said something, you need to be listening. He never let me down.
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My husband is my greatest role model because while I was a stay at home mom he would go to work to support our family.
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My supervisor. She participate in every position. She knows the meaning of team-work.
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My current pharmacy manager because of his positive attitude, patience, continuous encouragement and knowledge.
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The first pharmacy manager that I worked for.
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My greatest role model is my late grandmother, b/c she was a strong woman, who was a great inspiration to me. She was selfless, resilient, and had a passion to help others succeed. She valued family and friends, and committed her life to serving others.
Question 24 of 35
What are your strengths?
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Is to work very hard to achieve goals.
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I am cooperative and dependable.
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Ability to prioritize my work , planning skill well organized, multasking and assuming responsibities and duties possessing the capacity to learn from my mistake.
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Hard worker and dependable.
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My knowledge and compassion.
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I am good on customer service as well as in giving information about the medicine i am a good listener.
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Great communication skills and being patient are my two greatest strengths.
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My concentration and my ability to strive within the team.
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I love learning and I learn very fast, I enjoy broadening my knowledge. As well as this I feel I am a very compassionate person, which I could never see as a bad thing.
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My attention to detail and willingness to help other techs.
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My love for my family and the way I care about other people.
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My positive, friendly personality, and my desire to strive for excellence and learn.
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Treating others with respect and teaching by setting a good example.
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My 2 greatest strengths are that I am likable, and a team player.
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I am honest and will give it my best everyday.
Question 25 of 35
Why should we hire you?
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Reliable, skill oriented, puntual.
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Because im the best.
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I have applied to be employed in this pharmacy because I identify with the mission and the goals of the organization which are excellent drug, staff and customer management. With my years of experience working in various pharmacy with excellent recommendations, I hope to bring this experience and expertise to this pharmacy towards the achievement of its objectives and goals as earlier mentioned.
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Why should we hire you with no experience?
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I am a detail oriented individual.
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Because I will be an assest to your company.
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If your facility needs an employee who is not just have the qualifications but also have the passion and love to her work then you should hire me as I possess those qualities. I am reliable and I can be an asset to your company.
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I believe there is no one who will work harder for this company than myself.
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You should hire me because I am very motivated to learn all there is about this industry. I want to work, have all the qualifications needed for this job and will be a positive asset for your pharmacy.
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I am hard working willing to learn good communicator and team member.
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I am a hard worker, fast learner, and I genuinely enjoy helping people.
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I love new challenges, and I have the passion of caring about my job.
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Because I am very dedicated employee with the passion and knowledge that you are looking for.
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I am heardworking and am done my work carefuffy . I know I am not quilfied but if you gave me this chance I prove how mach I dadicate my self about my work.
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You should hire me because I am reliable and I can be an asset your company.
Question 26 of 35
What influenced you to pursue a career in the pharmaceutical field?
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When I finished my pharmacy course.
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I always wanted to be in the medical field but I always had a fascination with all the different types of drugs and what they do for the body. So I decided to become a Pharmacy Technician.
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I made this decision last year when I was looking at different career paths.
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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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While studying for medical assisting I decided I liked Pharmaceuticals and was interested in the field.
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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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As kid, I dreamed to be the first person as a scientist to find the cure for HIV and was always fascinated to see scientist making discoveries for something and wanted to be part of it so I decided to go to school to gain knowledge and expand myself to become what I wanted as a kid.
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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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I made the decision towards the end of my first year at college.
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A few years ago when my father became ill with cancer.
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I made this decision last year when I was looking at different career paths.
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Its what I could do to help the world become a better place.
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After highschool. My aunt was a pharmacy technician and she walked me through the process.
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Once I experienced working in a pharmacy for the first time a few years ago, I knew that it was the right career for me.
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When I was in high school.
Question 27 of 35
Tell me about a stressful time in your life. How did you handle it?
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A stressful time in my life is when I have a lot to accomplished within a specified time limit. Under such condition I have always refused to be stressed; instead I calmly approach such situations as a challenge and a test of my management acumen and stamina. Calmly I surmount pressures by reworking my strategy and management to get the job done with absolute success.
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Dont really have anything beside divorcing and moving to another state.
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Honestly I dont remember that there is a stressful time in my life because I always enjoy what I am doing, I enjoyed all the events in my life and if ever there comes the time I will handle it calmly and take it as a challenge to me.
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The most stressful time in my life would have to be when my grandmother became ill and then when she passed away. I always put on a brave face at work and treated every person I interacted with like family. I stayed professional the whole time.
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A pharmacy technician experiences different stresses every day, I personally feel that I work better under pressure.
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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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When my family member sick, death, accident but, I took it as it is the willing of God to happen and considered it as a challenge to me.
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We had like150 prescriptions to type and we had 30 minutes to close and we got everything done on time.
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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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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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My father died in December of 2013. I felt like I had to be strong for my mother since I am an only child, so I just kept my emotions bottled up.
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When I found out that my mother was dying from colon cancer. I did everything I could to make her comfortable and would not show her how her health affected me. I just concentrated on my moms needs.
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When I left my abusive husband.
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I had a brother that took a wrong path in life and I had to continue to love and support him not judge.
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I have 3 children, so you can imagine everyday is a stressful time in my life! (LOL) I believe you just have to go with the flow; remain calm and collected as well as flexible.
Question 28 of 35
Why do you want this job?
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I need this job for me to grow more to improved my capabilities as well as to earn profit for my family.
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Knowing I have helped a patient get the right medication and have assured that they know the proper way to take it.
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I want to be challenged to give my best every day and feel like I am a valued team asset.
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To expand my knowledge and develop my career in all aspects of pharmacy.
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I need this job in order to fulfill my dream of becoming a pharmacist. This will open up my eyes in the career and show me the inside and out.
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I enjoy dealing with the public and it is an interesting field to me.
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I want to be challenged to give my best every day and feel like I am a valued team asset.
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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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I would like to think I want the job instead of needing it.
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I have been a stay at home mom for 19 years. My children are grown so they do not need me as much.
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This is the career I have chosen and I feel good helping other people and the financial support.
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I am ready for a change of pace... My children are all in school now, and I feel that it is time for me to do something for myself that I enjoy and find challenging.
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To grow in the industry and learn more about this 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.
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To gain experience and grow with this company.
Question 29 of 35
What was your favorite part of your training?
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Unfortunately I have not been to college. I am a proud graduate of Harpers Ferry Job Corps in Harpers Ferry, WV. My favorite course there was my high school diploma course. Which is the #1 reason why I attended.
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I actually liked the math part. It just came to me really easy with some trouble but not a lot.
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I would have to say Pharmacology, because I enjoyed learning the history of pharmaceuticals and they came to be.
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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 have always had an interest in science and I obtained a degree in chemistry in 2007. I worked as a site chemist for just over a year and then decided to start a family. I am now looking to return to work and would still like to persue a career still within the science remit but down the pharmacy route now rather than in industry.
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My favorite course in college was the applied science course I love learning about the way in which our bodies work.
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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.
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Learning how medications work in the body.
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English because I love to write.
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Mathematics was my favorite course.
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My favorite course in college was Nutrition.
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The history of pharmacology.
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Ive always enjoyed studying and do like to learn more in medical side.
14.
Pharmacy law. I find it most challenging and interesting out of all classes.
15.
Functional proteins and genes.
Question 30 of 35
Give me an example of your leadership ability?
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I love teaching the new technicians and do a great job at it.
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When I have trained the newly hired pharmacy technician and teach them about the work in the pharmacy.
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I have had the opportunity to train new technicians and interns about the comapany.
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I used to teach kids in my neighborhood how to play basketball based on their positions.
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Training the (ATOs) technical assistance employees.
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I used to help coach badminton to teenagers and younger children. I was able to organise the group effectively, engage them so they want to listen and learn. It is importand to make things enjoyable so they want to come back and with the determination to progress themselves in the sport as well as being enjoyable. As a leader/ manager in a pharmacy I would apply the same principles, be authoritive, fair, engaging and make the pharmacy a nice and friendly place to work.
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I have trained an apprentice at my workplace within the last year.
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If I am through working on my task, I will voluntarily go around and ask if other techs need any help completing their task.
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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 organized work stations and the other workers and coworkers repsect me and seek out my advice often.
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When I see something that needs to be done or addressed, I take the initiative to do it.
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I ran a grocery store at night.
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I wouldn't consider myself the head tech at the moment, but I'm the right had head tech. When there is an issue with an insurance, my coworkers rely on me to help them. I have no problem doing so. I am in charge of ordering supplies for the pharmacy and ordering controlled substances.
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Guide coworkers to tasks we need to accomplish.
15.
I have not been in a leadership role.
Question 31 of 35
Are you willing to complete continuing educational courses?
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I am completely open to learning more to better myself in this field.
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I thrive on learning. It makes everyday different and im progressing myself as a person and my qualities as well as improving my suitability and effectiveness for the job I am doing for your company. It stands me in good stead to make me a more appealing candidate for progression within your company.
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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 am always ready to learn more to help me be the best I can be at what I do.
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I am willing to attend educational courses.
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Very willing. I would love to learn more.
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I am very willing and able to attend any outside continuing educational courses necessary to further my expand my knowledge and abilities to successfully perform my job duties.
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I would love the oppurtunity.
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I believe that it is important to continue training due to the on-going changes in the pharmacy business.
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Always keen to learn new things.
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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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Have proved I am willing and open to this by completing my pharmacy technician courses and act course.
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I would love to be able to have other qualifications.
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I'm completely open to that. I like learning new thing as often as I can. Plus CE classes will help me advance in my career and in turn better serve our patients.
Question 32 of 35
Tell me about your experience in the pharmacy industry?
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I have been exposed to difficult customers.
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Exposure to customers, handling money, counting medication, inventory of medication,
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Worked as a technician, pathmark.
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I have been in the field for severals years at different pharmacies.
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Just starting out but have had experience in customer service and taking payment.
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I have a background in 2 different types of pharmacy, retail-chain and independently owned.
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I have worked in a retail pharmacy for the past two years.
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To be honest, apart from my own experience in a pharmacy as an assistant, I have had little exposure. I have however, worked in customer facing roles since I was 15.
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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 160 hours of training at a CVS Pharmacy that allowed me to demonstrate everything I learned while in school.
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I have been working in a retail pharmacy for about 1 year.
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19 years as a technician.
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Iwork as a volunteer for 2 years.
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I have only worked in long term care.
15.
In my pharmacy, we can work at different stores where we get to work with other people but all the same system.
Question 33 of 35
What do you enjoy most about working in the pharmaceutical field?
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What is the most positive aspect of pharmacy?
2.
Its easier than medicine.
3.
Knowing that I have dispensed the right medicine to a patient and explained how to use it and believing that if they take it as they should get better.
4.
Taking care of the customer and making sure they leave happy, even if all you did was the easiest task and carrying on conversation. Conversation and empathy makes people feel better about life.
5.
Knowing that I have dispensed the right medicines to the right person at the right time and explained to them the proper use of their medication, the possible side effects and making them compliant on their drug therapy.
6.
Helping and caring for the community patients and to feel valued.
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Just knowing that I have, even in the littlest way made someones day a bit brighter.
8.
Helping people live better lives.
9.
Helping sick people get better and helping people become healthier.
10.
Making sure the customers are getting the medication they need and understanding why.
11.
I believe the most positive aspect of pharmacy is through customer service; who the customer deals directly with during their transaction.
12.
Helping patient understand their meds.
13.
Helping people get the right medication to help them get better.
14.
Dispensing the correct medications to patients and theirsafety.
15.
Again being able to help cliemts with their health lives.
Question 34 of 35
What qualities does a great leader have? Which do you possess?
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Listening and understanding your co workers or colleagues.
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A great leader has a certain presence about them. They are detailed oriented, great with words, able to keep a persons attention. I have a great attitude and I can keep a person interested in a conversation.
3.
A great leader possess the ability to communicate, delegate and participate as a team player. I possess the ability to be a team player, motivate and communicate.
4.
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.
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Great leader should be able to handle his followers in great way.
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They are able to deal with the workforce in a friendly manner and relate to them but also be assertive and authoritive so the team work effectively and efficiently as possible. I am able to be decisive and authoritive, maintaining the manager- technician relationship but also be friendly in order to get the best out of my staff.
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The main qualities a good leader has is being approachable, helpful and patient. I think I possess all these qualities.
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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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I treat others with respect am very organized communicate well and teach by example.
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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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To be a grate follower, im a team player.
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Honesty, integrity, leadership . I try to do my best all the time( all of them)
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A great leader should be very understanding, patient, and knowledgable. I am a very understanding an patient person. I am quite knowledgeable but there is always room for improvement.
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I have not been in a leadership role.
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Quality service to customer.
Question 35 of 35
What hours are you available?
User-Submitted Answers
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From 2pm to 10pm Monday through Friday.
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My hours are flexible, am willing to work rotating weekends and holidays.
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I am available almost every day because of summer break.
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I am available any time of the day or night. If you need me, I will be there.
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I am available weekdays; preferably during the daytime.
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Whatever is necessary to get the job done.
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I have an open availability with the schedule.
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Tuesday, thursday after 12, Friday and weekends.
9.
Part time 20 hours per week.

About Pharmacy Technician

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.


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