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Top tips for anyone considering changing their pharmacy career

From community, to hospital, or research, what should you consider when changing your pharmacy career?

With a plethora of roles available to pharmacists, many are taking the time to consider their career options. C+D clinical editor Kristoffer Stewart spoke to Aamer Safdar – Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) English pharmacy board member and principal pharmacist lead for education and development at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS foundation trust – to find out how pharmacists can make the most of their current role, and what those considering making a move should consider.

In this podcast we discuss:

  • Why some people might consider a career change
  • What you need to consider before making a move
  • How you can get experience in different roles
  • What to do if you are unsuccessful in a job application
  • How the “100-day rule” can help you decide if a new role is right for you
  • How you can make most of your current role if you don't want to change career.

Listen to the podcast in full below:

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Register for C+D's free careers events this September

Getting your foot on the career ladder can be a daunting prospect for pre-registration and newly qualified pharmacists. That’s why C+D – in association with Boots – has created two careers events, in London and Bradford, to give new pharmacists a valuable insight into the range of options out there.  

We’ve assembled a diverse array of speakers across the spectrum of pharmacy sectors – from community pharmacies and hospitals, to GP practices and academia.  

Each speaker will be sharing their unique experience and advice both on stage and with attendees while networking over complimentary food and drinks. 

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