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Can I Break Into Pharmaceutical Sales With a Bad Credit Score and Bad Grades?

Hi Linda,

I'm interested in getting into pharmaceutical sales and have the following qualifications:

1. B.S Biochemistry

2. CNPR Certified

3. Over 2 years of direct sales experience

Recent coursework with credits and certificates (will add to brag book) in the following:

1. Medical Terminonlogy

2. Pharmacology …

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Added by Linda Hertz on May 5, 2019 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Signs of a tendinitis and how to cure it

The muscles are joined to the bones by means of Knee Surgery that are called tendons and that are in charge of transmitting the necessary force of the muscle to the bone to generate the movement.

When we talk about what is Tendonitis? We talk about tendonitis. However, although it is painful, it is usually not given much importance and we do not "take care" of the injury as we should but time Treatment for Knee Pain…

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Added by Benny Smith on February 22, 2019 at 11:05pm — No Comments

8 Essential Steps to Making a Successful BIG Career Change

Have you ever been in a place in your career or life where you just don't want to be?  Perhaps you are stuck in a job that is going nowhere, or maybe you are in a decent job, but it just isn't what you want to do in life?  It is difficult to transition to a new industry or job after one has built a 10 years career or longer in a particular occupation. You want to change and do something different, but that could present a significant cut in salary and starting at the bottom…

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Added by Linda Hertz on February 15, 2019 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Can I Break Into Medical Device Sales upon College Graduation?

My name is Derek and I have a very sincere and specific question for you. I'd like to explain to you my situation so the question comes off more clear and precise. I'm a 21 year old college student that is double majoring in sales/marketing. My freshmen year of college, I was striving to become an ER nurse, but changed directions the following year. I went into business, but…

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Added by Linda Hertz on August 27, 2018 at 11:00am — No Comments

Recruiters Dump Resumes with These Stupid Mistakes

Are you applying to many jobs with your resume and feeling an eerie silence? Is it almost like you are throwing your resume into a black hole? Well, that may be exactly what you are doing if your resume reflects these often seen, but not spoken, resume mistakes.

Recruiters have to open hundreds of resumes a day from multiple sources like LinkedIn, Indeed.com…

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Added by Linda Hertz on February 8, 2018 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Will a Recruiter Help You Get A Job?

As an Independent Recruiter, I know a Job Seeker is going to have a rough time finding a job if he sends me an email like this:

  • I just lost my job and I need a recruiter to help me find a new one, when can I talk to you?
  • Your lucky day!  I am a top sales candidate and here is my resume so you can find me a job.
  • Please call me, I…
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Added by Linda Hertz on October 26, 2017 at 9:30am — No Comments

I'm a Pharma Rep in Europe, How do I get a Job in USA? CNPR Certification?

Dear Linda,

Currently,  I am employed as a pharmaceutical sales rep (PSR) in Europe, in Germany to be more specific. I have over 15 years of experience in the field. We are in the process, my husband and I of moving back to the states  and I would like to continue in this profession, even though I don't have a…

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Added by Linda Hertz on October 6, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments

Ask Linda Lightening Round - Your MedReps.Com Questions Answered

What are medical device companies looking for in a candidate?  How can I shine during the interview? I need answers now and I just want to break into medical sales, but how? These questions and more came streaming into the top healthcare job website in our industry, MedReps.com, this past week and people want…

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Added by Linda Hertz on September 15, 2017 at 3:00pm — No Comments

11 Tips on Mastering the Phone Interview!

Medical Device and Pharmaceutical Sales companies often require phone interviews with someone from Human Resources and/or the direct report hiring manager before granted a “face to face” interview.  This is a make or break step in the process of getting a job and it can be very limiting to your ability to making a good first…

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Added by Linda Hertz on September 2, 2017 at 3:00pm — No Comments

How to score an interview

Hello Mrs. Hertz,

I have a few questions for you and really don’t know who to ask. I am 29 years old with a Bachelors degree, with an outstanding sales background attaining records and awards throughout my whole sales career at very reputable places, in my early twenties i was a professional baseball player. I have been in sales all my life since the day baseball ended so for…
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Added by Shane Bagley on August 31, 2017 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

I am 40 Years Old, Do I Break into Pharma Sales by Getting Certified?

Mrs Hertz

I have several of your replies to questions and truly value your opinion. I have had several interviews with Pharmaceutical companies and have moved into the final stage several times. I have tried and been trying to break into this field for sometime now. I just turned 40 and have nearly 15 years of sales experience from B2B and B2C.  I also have a…

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Added by Linda Hertz on August 13, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

I'm a Biomedical Engineering Grad, How Do I Break Into Medical Device Sales?

Hi Ms. Hertz, I am a grad student at UCLA (PhD Biomedical Engineering). Upon completion of my degree in July, I am very interested in medical device sales. I was wondering if you had advice for someone with a very strong technical background, but no sales experience. Regards, Peter B.

REPLY

Hello Peter and thank you for your…

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Added by Linda Hertz on May 29, 2017 at 4:00pm — No Comments

What To Do? Want Medical Sales but My B2B Sales Application was Rejected!

Hi Linda,

I am so happy to find that there is someone that can provide me some guidance to breaking barriers of getting in pharmaceutical/medical sales industry.

Recently I have been on various career sites seeking for a position in the pharm/med sales industry.  Although I believe I am a qualified candidate "Summa Cum Laude" BSN graduate that is…

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Added by Linda Hertz on April 3, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments

Stop Wasting Time Interviewing Misfits! 10 Tips to Interview Only The Best Candidates!

One of the toughest jobs in a company is being the first line sales manager!  It is a challenge to drive sales numbers, manage a team of sales people and back-fill open sales positions (while you are trying to manage the open territory or territories too!).   

If you are a new manager, this balancing act can become even more stressful with a heightened need to…

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Added by Linda Hertz on March 31, 2017 at 8:00am — No Comments

I'm an O.R. Nurse, How Do I Break Into Pharmaceutical or Medical Device Sales?

Dear Linda,

I am currently working as a nurse at a Hospital in Dallas. I have been applying to various pharmaceutical and device rep jobs within the Dallas area. My understanding is that this industry is very competitive and hard to break into.

I wanted to reach out to you to see if you could help me find jobs in the Dallas area in medical sales. I have experience…

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Added by Linda Hertz on March 7, 2017 at 9:30pm — No Comments

What Would It Take to get a Medical Sales Job Right out of College?

Dear Linda,

I am a sophomore in college and I've recently been looking into a career in medical sales instead of going to medical school after undergrad. I would like your opinion on what exactly it would take to get hired into a medical sales job right out of college. Right now I am preparing for medical school with a major in…

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Added by Linda Hertz on January 23, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments

Do I Need Certification To Get Into a Pharmaceutical Sales Job?

Linda

I have been in the medical field for almost 22 years. Little hospital setting and almost 21 years in one field which is home health. I have done 3 years of daily nursing and the other 18 years as a marketer/sales. I am looking into going into another field like pharmaceuticals. I have put some resumes out and a recruiter has contacted me. He informed me…

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Added by Linda Hertz on September 26, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Is an Associate Sales Role Best Way to Break into Medical Device Sales? 5 Questions to Ask Yourself

Hello Linda,

 

I'm currently in the process of trying to acquire an associate medical device sales position in Phoenix Arizona. I have updated my resume accordingly and submitted all I can on med reps. I believe I have the skills and experience necessary to be successful at a medical device sales position. I would appreciate any advice and/or comments…

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Added by Linda Hertz on September 19, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Have the Guts for a Midlife Career Change? 8 Questions to Ask Yourself First

Have you ever been in a place in your career or life where you just don't want to be?  Perhaps you are stuck in a job that is going nowhere, or maybe you are in a decent job, but it just isn't what you want to do in life?  It is difficult to transition to a new industry or job after one has built a 10 years career or longer in a particular occupation. You…

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Added by Linda Hertz on July 15, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments

Ask Linda: How to Break Into Pharmaceutical Sales

Hi Linda,

I saw your article on medreps.com. I wanted to pick your brain because I am not sure how to get into the pharmaceutical industry. I have managed plastic surgery offices for the last six years, and have always worked in healthcare. I'm currently getting my MBA while overseeing a facility worth $3M in Manhattan. My MBA is in executive management, but I always…

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Added by Linda Hertz on May 26, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments

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