Interview to Win the Job
In sports, you may have heard an old quote by, author, Grantland Rice, “For when the One Great Scorer comes To write against your name, He marks-not that you won or lost- But how you played the game.” Oftentimes it’s paraphrased like this, “It’s not whether you win or lose, it’s how you play the game.” Maybe that’s true, being a good sport is important. But generally, most people don’t like to lose or come in second. This is especially true when you interview for a job. When interviewing, typically only one candidate is chosen to be hired, unless the company has multiple openings. So how can you become their top pick and win the job?
Let’s start by talking about the word win. Win is a verb, it takes action in order to win. In order to win you have to compete and there is no sense competing if you don’t know how to play the game, right? Successful players in every sport typically have a great coach. Their coach utilizes key strategies, playbooks, and encourages lots of practice. Ultimately, the coach wants the player to give it their all.
Some candidates may be more qualified or have more experience, they may even be more connected or know someone. For whatever reason, they have the advantage, but it doesn’t mean they always win. With the right playbook, you may be able to outrun or outscore them. Careers in Medical Sales assists job seekers with strategies developing their resume and interviewing in the field of medical and pharmaceutical sales. These strategies are designed to instill confidence in you so you can win the job. Our services will give you a competitive advantage so you can score the job of your dreams.
Denise Wilkerson has recruited sales professionals for medical companies for over two decades through our sister company, Global Edge Recruiting. She offers career coaching to assist candidates seeking careers in medical sales. Medical device sales jobs are extremely competitive so interviewing can be intense. Over the years, Denise has studied outcomes of interviews by watching candidates and their various interviewing styles. Through this process, she has discovered similar traits that typically exist in candidates that are successful at winning the job. These outcomes are shared with you to help you learn important things to do and not to do during the interview and hiring process.
Denise also uses her coaching ability to give you important tips on how to interview. The same techniques they teach sales people cross over into interviewing. Because no matter what you do in life and what job you are interviewing for, to become successful you have to learn how to sell your abilities to others. Denise will help you learn to sell your skills, abilities and accomplishments. You will gain confidence and be able to showcase your background and experience to any employer, thereby opening doors for your future that you never thought possible.
Life sometimes throws us curve balls. But it doesn’t have to stop you, you can still hit a home run. Maybe your company downsized you or you are transitioning to a new job, just keep swinging the bat and playing the game and eventually you will hit a home run.