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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 …


Added by Linda Hertz on May 5, 2019 at 1:00pm — 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…


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,, this past week and people want…


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

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…


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.


Hello Peter and thank you for…


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…


Added by Linda Hertz on April 3, 2017 at 11:00am — 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…


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

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


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…


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

Ask Linda: How to Break Into Pharmaceutical Sales

Hi Linda,

I saw your article on 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…


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

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