Dear Human Resources Director:
I am applying for a position as a pharmacy technician and I am able to work at any of your 12 metropolitan city locations. My name is Wes Bradley and I just graduated from XYZ State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry. I have been accepted to the School of Pharmacy at ABC City College where I will start classes at the end of August. I am looking for a technician job, not only for the summer, but after school starts as well. Once my classes begin I will still be able to work in the evenings which is what I would like to do if there is a job available.
Although I have never worked as a pharmacy technician, I understand that you have a training program and I am a quick study. Throughout college I worked as a waiter at an upscale seafood restaurant. I am accustomed to working in a very fast-paced environment and I understand the importance of providing superior customer service. I took some pre-pharmacy courses during my undergraduate years in college; therefore I am already familiar with pharmaceutical terminology, laws and ethics governing the industry, patient privacy laws and electronic health records.
I understand the importance of making sure that patients fully understand any side effects associated with their prescription medications as well as the proper dosage and time medications should be taken. I am familiar with professional telephone etiquette and am also an excellent time manager and multi-tasker. I possess strong communication, interpersonal and organizational skills and I am proficient on a number of different computer programs.
I hope you will consider me for a position as a pharmacy technician at one of the area ABC Pharmacy locations. Please feel free to contact me for a telephone or personal interview on my cell phone at (555)-555-5555 or via email at [email]
Example 2 -Unadvertised Opening
This pharmacy technician cover letter example is from an individual who works at a small suburban drugstore. She has moved into the city and is looking for a different technician job closer to her apartment and on the subway line. She is willing to work for any large pharmacy chain.
Dear Human Resources Director:
My name is Gina Weaver and I am applying for a job as a pharmacy technician with your organization. I have been working as a pharmacy technician for the past 3 years at XYZ Community Pharmacy in Southville, but I am moving into the city and would like to find a position as a technician in one of your XYZ City stores. I am able to work at any store in the city where they may be an opening for a pharmacy technician.
I have experience with all duties associated with a typical pharmacy technician job including receiving prescription orders from customers either in person, online or by telephone. I understand the importance of delivering excellent customer service and that there is no room for error when handling customer prescriptions. I am able to answer many customer questions regarding prescriptions and know when to bring the pharmacist into the discussion or when to refer the patient back to the physician.
I am accustomed to assisting the pharmacist by selecting medications that are listed on prescriptions. I have experience printing labels for prescription bottles and verifying that the information on the bottle matches the original written or printed prescription from the physician. I also know how to update patients’ records each time prescriptions are filled or changed. I have experience filing insurance and following up with the insurance company or the customer for payment.
I would greatly appreciate being considered for a position as a pharmacy technician with your organization whenever there is an opening at any of your city locations. An application, my resume and a letter of reference from my current employer are all attached. Please feel free to contact me at your convenience on my cell phone at (555)-555-5555 or by email at [email] I am available most any time for a personal or telephone interview.
Example 3 – Response to Job Postings and Classifieds Ads
This pharmacy technician cover letter example is from an individual who works as a cashier at a grocery store. She is applying for an opening in the store’s pharmacy department. She already knows the store’s computer system, basic store policies and procedures and has passed a drug and background check.
Dear Mr. Everett:
I am applying for the open position of pharmacy technician here at ABC Organic Markets, Inc. I have been working for the company for the last 2 years. I began as a store cashier and am now a supervisor over a group of cashiers. I currently work second shift but am willing and able to work a different shift if necessary. I am accustomed to working longer hours during holidays, and I am a team player who is happy to pitch in wherever I am needed.
Since I am already employed with the company I have been through the Human Resources Department’s customer service training program as well as the computer system training. I am familiar with company policies and procedures concerning many different issues that have impacted my cashier job over the last 2 years. Additionally, I have passed the required drug test and criminal background test the company performs and renews each year.
Although I have do not have experience working in a pharmacy, I know that the company has a training program for pharmacy technicians, and I believe I would be able to go through it and pass all testing that is required. I have spoken with some of the other pharmacy technicians and they have already explained some of the big concerns to me regarding accuracy in every area of the pharmacy, patient privacy laws and the importance of detailed documentation of patient records.
The second shift store manager, Angela Patterson, has written a letter of reference for me and it is attached along with my resume. I am happy to meet with you any time at your convenience for an interview or to answer any questions you may have. Also, please feel free to contact me on my cell phone at (555)-555-5555 or by email at [email]