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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Thomas Jacobsen, PharmD, MS, RPh, FASCP (ViroPharma Incorporated)
Description: This is the second edition of a resource for pharmacy professionals who want to write effective cover letters, CVs, and resumes. This edition replaces the 2001 edition.
Purpose: The purpose is to help pharmacy professionals in their job hunt.
Audience: It can be used by first time job seekers or seasoned professionals looking to obtain another position. The author has 30 years of experience as a pharmacy practitioner, has reviewed numerous CVs, and conducted many interviews.
Features: The book contains numerous examples of different CVs, resumes, and cover letters. Useful chapters include how to prepare a CV, assessing career goals, and presenting a professional image. Of great value are the 20 pages of sample interview questions to help job seekers better prepare. This book also comes with a CD-ROM that includes text excerpts and sample documents.
Assessment: This would be a valuable reference for anyone who is just getting started in the profession of pharmacy or to those who are looking to make a job change. This book is highly recommended for pharmacy schools as well.