What are the typical requirements for an entry-level job in medical sales?
Four year College Degree – Typically, most medical companies require a four-year college degree, either a BS or a BA, for medical sales representative positions. Generally candidates major in subjects such as business, science, marketing, or communications. However, companies are often open to different majors.
Outside Sales Experience – Medical companies generally require at least 2 years of outside sales experience. Most look for experience calling on businesses. This type of sales experience is called business-to-business sales or B2B. Some examples might be selling telecommunications, cellular services, payroll services or copier sales.
Past Accomplishments – Showing “winning” attributes to an employer, such as a high grade point average, competitive sports awards, sales training and documentation of past sales achievements.
Display a Professional Appearance – Successful sales representatives display a professional appearance, not only in their physical appearance but also how they appear to others online and through documents such as resumes and cover letters. A few minutes spent polishing up your LinkedIn profile, cover letter and resume might make the difference in getting a job in medical sales. By doing so, you will be creating a personal brand that highlights what skills and abilities you can offer an employer.
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How do you get a job in medical sales?
If you have the above qualifications and you have not been able to get a job in medical sales, you might consider having one of our consultants review your resume. We consider a resume the most important tool you will use to sell yourself and your accomplishments to an employer. Resumes are important! In fact, they are probably the most important tool to use to get a job. A resume is your first impression to a prospective employer and a poor resume might prevent you from getting an interview. Today’s preferred resumes are well-written, purposeful, focused and brief- highlighting what makes a person employable.
It is also important to know how to interview for a job in medical sales. Let us help by guiding you through the process.