My Medical Device Sales Career
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…Continue
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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…Continue
Added by Linda Hertz on October 6, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments
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,…Continue
Added by Linda Hertz on September 15, 2017 at 3:00pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Linda Hertz on September 2, 2017 at 3:00pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Linda Hertz on August 13, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Linda Hertz on May 29, 2017 at 4:00pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Linda Hertz on April 3, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments
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,…Continue
Added by Linda Hertz on March 31, 2017 at 8:00am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Linda Hertz on March 7, 2017 at 9:30pm — No Comments
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.…Continue
Added by Linda Hertz on January 23, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Linda Hertz on September 26, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Linda Hertz on September 19, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Linda Hertz on July 15, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Linda Hertz on May 26, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments
I heard THE LINE 5 times today from job seekers. If that wasn't enough, I opened 6 job candidate emails with THE LINE used in the opening paragraph! Job Seekers obviously must feel using THE LINE will work with recruiters. Simply put; It doesn't. In fact, it usually reflects the…Continue
If anyone can help me find a job in this industry please let me know. I have been a sales contractor at my company, and due to performance, I am getting hired in.
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Times have changed, and so have my articles that address the crafting and execution of the Perfect Thank You Note that follows a job interview. A Thank You Note is required, as always, after each formal interaction with the company you are engaged with during the entire process. That has…Continue
Career Blog updated 2/20/2015: A question that is always asked of me, “How do I break into medical sales without the experience everyone is asking for?”. There is a way to get into medical sales, but depending where you are in your career, you have to decide if you are willing to perhaps take a different direction or even a step back (if you are 5 years out of college) to attain a medical device or medical disposable sales…Continue