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To Whom It May Concern:

I am applying for your open job with this generic, form-looking cover letter.

It is in 12-point Times Roman, with perfect one-inch margins around all sides.

I should probably warn you in advance that this letter will paralyze you with boredom, and tell you virtually nothing new about me. In fact, I'm going to reiterate exact phrases from my resume, just in case you missed them over there.

I'm also going to pad this thing generously with a bunch of empty, overused cliches, including "detail oriented," "outside-of-the-box" and "proven track record."

I may even throw in the term "very unique" because what's better than being unique? You got that right, being VERY unique. Which is me. (I'm sure you can already tell this from the letter, right?)

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I'm sure you'll understand.

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Oh yes, before I go further, let me tell you what I want in my next job. In fact, let me outline in detail what I want throughout my career, just so you know that I expect frequent ataboys, raises, and promotions should I join your facility.

You are hanging on the edge of your seat wondering how you can meet my needs, yes?

Finally, I will go off on a strange, irrelevant tangent that leaves you wondering why I even dropped those two sentences into this letter. This is my attempt at standing out.

Thank you, sir, for your consideration. I look forward to meeting you soon.


Your Next Big Hire

Now for anyone interested in seeing just how terrific your cover letter could really look send it to me ( along with your resume and/or CV and I will have our resume writer give you a FREE critique. You have nothing to lose but your possibly current generic cover letter.

Before we turn to the new jobs please take a look at the following interactive guides for pharmacy technicians. This is from a new advertiser and in the very cool iBook format. These books were written by Dottie Dunaway, CPhT, Dottie works for Humana. The publisher has asked me to get any feedback I can so if anyone has an opinion or a comment please let me know, thanks!!

Math Review, Law Review & Top 200 Drug Guide For The Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam

We had another week of 100+ new jobs, to see them all click here. The job market seems to be heating up! Not sure if it's just the Spring-like weather and people are getting antsy but we're liking it!! See the following for some of the more interesting ones...


Pharmacoeconomics Clinical Specialist, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, Cleveland, OH

Pharmacist Inpatient II, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, Cleveland, OH

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Long Term Care, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Baltimore, MD

Pharmacy Facility Program Manager, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Bonham, TX (1hr NE of Dallas)

DOP (440+ beds), Intermountain Medical Center, Salt Lake City, UT

Interim Director Of Pharmacy - Field-Based, Houston, TX Cardinal Health

Pharmacist, Community Mem Hosp, Menomonee Falls, WI (Milwaukee) Froedtert Health

AVP, Strategic Clinical Resource Management, HealthTrust Corp Offices, Brentwood, TN (HCA/Parallon GPO)

Director, Consolidated Pharmacy Operations, HealthTrust Corp Offices, Brentwood, TN (HCA/Parallon GPO)

Clinical Pharmacist, Aetna, Tucson, AZ

DOP (194 Acute bed), Jennie Stuart Medical Center, Hopkinsville, KY CPS (1 hr W of Bowling Green)

DOP, Specialty Hospital, Indianapolis, IN Pharmacy Systems, Inc.


Pharmacy Technician, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Brick & East Orange, NJ

Pharmacy Technician II, Aurora Behavioral Health, Houston, TX, Cardinal Health

Pharmacy Technician II (PRN), St John's Med Ctr, Jackson, WY, Cardinal Health

Pharmacy Technician - Homecare, HCS Salt Lake City Homecare, Salt Lake City, IHC

Specialty Pharmacy Technician, Prime Therapeutics - Minnesota, Eagan

Pharmacy Resource Center Technician Supervisor, Prime Therapeutics, Albuquerque, NM

Senior Manager, Pharmacy Audit, Prime Therapeutics, Bloomington, MN (Pharmacist or Certified Pharmacy Technician)

We update the following employer's openings each week so be sure and check out their latest available positions. Unless otherwise noted these employers have openings in multiple states so be sure and search on the state and/or job title you are most interested in. If you have any questions just let me know.

Centura Health
Cleveland Clinic
Comprehensive Pharmacy Services (CPS)
Froedtert Health
Intermountain Healthcare (UT and SE ID)
PharmaCare Services
Pharmacy Systems, Inc.
Prime Therapeutics
Sentara (SE VA and NE NC)
Veterans Administration

I hope everyone has a great and safe week, you can always reach me at my email or cell number below, thanks!

Kevin Mero
cell: 210 872-6160

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