How to make the right career decisions after Pharmacy?
Updated: Dec 18, 2021
If you are going to finish your studies and plan for your career then here I am explaining how you can make the right career decisions and shape your career.
It has been more than a decade since I passed out of pharmacy but career confusion and struggle are still the same for students. Still, students struggling about how to start a career as we had.
some effective tips and advice to make your journey a bit easier.
“Success is no accident. It is planned outcome”
My Self Ashutosh Kumar Srivastava worked for the Pharmaceutical Industry for more than 12 Years (09 Years as Pharmaceutical Professional and last 03 years as GMP Consultant and Career Coach through Pharma-Revolution as Founder).
So here each word belongs to my hardcore experience and mistakes that I have done in my 20s.
Importance of career
First, understand the importance of career and skills. From ancient times everyone had some kind of survival skills for themselves and their families. Required skillset changes from time to time. Now we are in 21 century where the range of required skills is very vast and competition is very high. You must have some basic skills in almost every sector like computer skills, communication skills and in-depth knowledge of your field.
After completion of your studies, this marketplace is not less than any battlefield and you have to be prepared for that, you have no choice. Your skill and knowledge are your weapon and companies are your targets. If you know about a company's requirements then you know by which weapon you can hit them and by which kind of knowledge and skill you have.
Now you may be thinking yes I understand this but now I know what companies are looking
06 Life-Changing Career Tips
“Right decisions can lead to a great career"
1-Know your target
Now you have set your goal ( Sector and 02-year goal) but still, you don’t know much about your sector (your target), about companies. So without knowing your target how can you get them?
The ecosystem of the Pharma Industry.
The function of each segment.
Role and Responsibility of Job Profile
2-Make Career Goal
There is no fixed goal in life it changes from time to time but a broad vision is very important about career,
In which sector do you want to work?
Where do you want to be in the next 02 years?
3-Work on your skills
There is no shortcut to achieving goals, if You have goals then you have to get the required skills to achieve them. Remember the company's recruitment team is your target and you have to face them with all weapons(skills) they expect from you.
List Out skills and knowledge required for a Job Profile.
Find a genuine source and learn.
Have clear thought on all basic Pharmaceutical concepts.
Connect with a Mentor / Senior professional of the same sector via Linkedin and ask them for skills, not jobs.
4-Make your resume
Make 100% original resume, no copy-paste from friends or senior’s resume
Highlight your skills.
Design company-oriented resume.
5-Approach the Target
Now you are ready at your level with all weapons (skills) now time to approach the recruitment team of companies.
Attend Walk-in Interviews
Approach through Linkedin.
Approach through email or call.
6-hit the Target
The recruitment team consists of two types of team one from the Respective department and another from the Human Resource department.
Sound confident but without crossing the line of overconfidence.