Tips to Help You Find A Job In Medical Sales
Downsizing has now become a common word for our generation. We hear about it everyday in the news. It seems no industry is immune right now, even healthcare.
If you have been downsized recently here are a few tips to help your situation:
- Network! Network! Network! Social networking sites (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Linked In, etc.) are great ways to find old co-workers and reconnect.
- Find a medical or pharmaceutical sales association in your area.
- Spend time developing your resume and “brag book” materials. Ask yourself if your resume sells you in a couple of seconds. If you don’t look like a “winner” on paper, you may not get an interview. Remember your resume is a sales tool and not a job description. If you are unsure about your resume, have a professional review your resume.
- Read current trade magazines and books. Many interviewers today ask what books you are reading. It is great to know the latest sales process strategies. In addition, books on interviewing will help you learn valuable skills. To get inside the mind of an interviewer by reading HIRE with FIRE.
- Review articles on our Career Center to gain information on medical sales careers.
- If you apply for a job, keep a record of how you heard about the opportunity and when you applied. This record will be helpful when you are working with multiple recruitment firms. It is also important to follow-up on your applications for employment, keeping a list of the positions you have applied to will remind you to follow-up with each company.
- Avoid discouragement. The famous serenity prayer works well. It goes like this “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can and wisdom to know the difference.” ~ Reinhold Niebuhr.