My Medical Device Sales Career
I just spoke to another "seasoned" high level job candidate who decided to take a month off and relax after they lost their job. This candidate told me, "It happened right before the holiday and I figured there weren't many jobs probably open anyway, so I decided to just enjoy the holiday's and look afterwards." Unfortunately that holiday was Thanksgiving of last year!…Continue
Added by Linda Hertz on June 7, 2013 at 1:00pm — 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 asked, "How can you NOT know if you applied directly to a hiring companies website?" The…Continue
Added by Linda Hertz on December 2, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments
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 have written this in another article earlier last year, but I would like to emphasize during yet another round of downsizings by Hillrom, Amgen, Stryker, Sanofi Aventis, Merck, Systagenix and countless more the past 8 weeks; the fastest way to…Continue
This was an excellent question that was sent to me by one of our new Members last week. They saw the www.MedicalDeviceResumeBlaster.com at the top of our website and wanted to know what that is all about. So let me share with you a couple of things, there are a number of Medical Device Resume blaster type services out there, the only one I prefer and like is the…Continue
Added by Linda Hertz on November 28, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments
Whether you are an experienced candidate with a successful track record or someone trying to find that first medical sales job, you are most likely feeling that your resume is being submitted into a giant black hole.
In many cases you are exactly right, with 100s of candidates apply for every posted position it can be a challenge just to have the resume opened. Some companies use software programs to route resumes into folders based on information in the on-line…Continue
Added by Elizabeth Danford on August 11, 2011 at 9:09am — No Comments
Searching for jobs is no longer a passive endeavor. The market has changed dramatically over the last few years. In the past, companies looked for reasons to include…Continue
Added by Elizabeth Danford on February 22, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments
Are we done with layoffs in the Pharma Industry or even the Medical Sales industry in general? Here is an update; Abbott laid off 1900 people two weeks ago...combo of Sales People and assorted others...some with over 16 years of award winning performance. Also two weeks ago Convatec (now owned by a Private Equity Group...alarm, alarm...that is your…
Yes Indeed, I have been asked all the time, "Linda, I see Recruiters with posted jobs on Niche Medical Sales Job Boards, Big Job Boards, Indeed and Simply Hired and I swear they are all the same job, but I can't figure out what company really has the opening?".
Yes you can figure that out, if you don't mind being a bit of a…Continue
Added by Linda Hertz on April 3, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments
You know the people that love to play Black Jack and always seem to be winning (the ones you watch winning vs. the lying braggart's that seem to win only after you go to bed!). Well, the ones that are good are Black Jack Players, they know how to play the hand, they know the deck, they know the house and they WIN.
OK, you are currently working and you just don't have the time to find ALL the jobs out there. Worse, you are out of work and…Continue
Added by Linda Hertz on March 12, 2010 at 5:30pm — No Comments
Have you found it difficult to know exactly what Job Board(s) rule? Should you should plunk money down for more than one? Even just 5 to 8 years ago you would have had a small selection of Job Resource to tap into; Monster, Career Builder and maybe just one main niche Job Board.
Now, in the Medical Sales Sector, there are…Continue
Added by Linda Hertz on March 9, 2010 at 5:30pm — No Comments