My Medical Device Sales Career
You just graduated from College and you heard that getting into outside sales is the way to make some good money and the more you sell, the more you make. IF you pick the right company, those words are true! In fact, getting into a solid entry level sales position can lead you into…Continue
Added by Linda Hertz on January 28, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments
Remember the time when people asked you what you want to be when you grow up? People begin to stop asking not only others, but certainly themselves the same question as they get into their middle twenties. My question is; Why? Why do we assume that the question is only valid for those youngsters in their teens…Continue
Added by Linda Hertz on January 21, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments
We have all heard the saying, "It is not the amount of money you make, but the amount of money you keep." There are those that would not agree with that saying, buts lets face it, those people making a million a year have an easier time keeping most of it than the person making $40,000 covering basic living expenses! So what is the effective new tax rates for 2013? I found this insert table from taxfoundation.org, an article written by Nick Kasprak on January 3rd:
Added by Linda Hertz on January 9, 2013 at 11:45am — No Comments
I wrote the last article, to help Job Candidates understand how an interviewer feels when someone is talking too much in the interview! I felt if they understood what they were doing they…Continue
Added by Linda Hertz on January 1, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments
You are excited! You just snared the first "face to face" Interview with a Hiring Manager. You passed the phone screen and now you are on your way to the "make or break" part of the process! You can't wait to show that manager what you know! You have studied their website, their competitors website and called…Continue
Added by Linda Hertz on December 22, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments
Please don't get upset if you have done this costly mistake when applying to jobs On Line! Recently I have noticed an increasing number of Job Candidates who were interested in my open positions, but had no idea if they had applied directly to the Hiring Companies website! I simply…Continue
Added by Linda Hertz on December 2, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments
I decided to recycle last years message since it was a big hit; Thanksgiving is this week and a Turkey will be center stage! I have a habit of never writing short blogs, but this may be the beginning of me changing that up a little bit. Thanksgiving is perhaps one or our purest holidays that has been largely…Continue
Fearing an upcoming job loss for whatever reason or worse, you are unemployed now, requires a quick and efficient plan of attack to getting another job QUICKLY! This is not the time to sit back and decide to take time off between jobs, that one month off can quickly erode to 6 months or longer of unemployment. Sales managers want to hire smart, aggressive medical sales people who would not be content taking a month off between jobs.…Continue
Added by Linda Hertz on November 15, 2012 at 10:30pm — No Comments
I am often asked when I post a Medical Device Sales Job that requires a background in aggressive BtoB (Business to Business) Sales, "Why?" from pharmaceutical, realestate, financial or mortagage type sales people who…Continue
Is there a way to nail the Pre-Employment test? A way to study beforehand and beat out all the multitudes of others taking the SAME test for the SAME job you want so badly? Afterall, many Pre-Employment are not so different from taking a College entrance exam like a SAT or LSAT test. Right? Think…Continue
Added by Linda Hertz on September 24, 2012 at 6:00am — No Comments
Almost all the large companies have their own version of a Pre-Employment Test. Some of us call them a Personality Test or a Company "Best Fit" Test. One thing they all have in common is that most companies do value them and yes, they can prevent you from getting the job if you bomb them! They can also…Continue
Added by Linda Hertz on September 15, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments
Hot news right off the press...St. Jude just began calling people this morning that they are laying off from top to bottom in the Neuromodulation Division. AVP to Clinical Specialists are being laid-off.
Rumor has it that the Neuromodulation and the Cardiovascular Division as well.
I will get a handle on this as it unfolds today.
ADDING THIS THE NEXT DAY..see cut and paste below on the situation.
Added by Linda Hertz on August 13, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments
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“Mirror mirror on the wall….who has the fairest Resume of them…Continue
Added by Linda Hertz on August 1, 2012 at 10:00pm — No Comments
Hi to the Linda Hertz Group,
What? Hate your boss? Tired of selling medical crap to those doctors and nurses? Come take a break and laugh your _ _ _ off! Some of you saw me at the Comedy Club in Hollywood 2 weeks ago, for those of you located near Burbank...come join us; I will be performing in Burbank, CA again! I (and the other Pretty, Funny Women) promise to make you laugh and forget about your job...at least for the evening!…Continue
I wrote an older Blog on the basics of how to handle the all important "Field Ride" part of the interview process. For those new to this term, almost all medical device companies include the job candidate travel in the sales field for a solid day with one of their sales people or sales trainers.…Continue
Added by Linda Hertz on July 8, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments
When Human Resources interviews they often will quickly review your resume and then ask set “situational questions”. These vary by company and I can address these in future articles, but given my Sales Manager background, I will stick to what I know best; what most sales managers look for and will…Continue
Added by Linda Hertz on July 3, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments
Experienced RN looking for a rewarding and challenging opportunity as a consultant and/or representative requiring advanced education in the products they sell. I have over 8 years experienced as a account manager and territory rep where I won several awards for sales achievements. I have a BSN, BBA, and MBA in Marketing.
Added by Tarah Gramza on June 20, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments