No matter where you are in your medical sales career, you need a well-written medical sales resume or pharmaceutical sales resume that accurately conveys your knowledge, skills, and experience. As you search for medical sales jobs online, you will come across numerous websites offering free resume advice as well as paid resume writing services. If you elect to use a resume writing service, be sure you choose one that has experience writing medical sales resumes. Ask them to provide samples of pharmaceutical sales resumes or medical device sales resumes for you to evaluate before making a decision.

Format
Your medical sales resume or pharmaceutical sales resume should utilize a no-frills format with a standard font and one inch margins. The resume should be no longer than two pages.

Heading
A centered heading should state your name and contact details. A medical sales career objective or summary statement is optional; however, highlighting your preferences (geographical or target market) and any relevant skills can help you stand out – particularly if an employer uses a search engine to filter resumes from an electronic resume database.

Employment history
Begin with your present or most recent employment. State your job title, the name of the company, and the location. Be specific about the dates of employment, including the month and year. Details of each position should emphasize your accomplishments rather than responsibilities. Instead of writing a job description for your past and current positions, explain what you achieved within the roles. Use action verbs to describe your accomplishments. Begin bullet points with words like increased, developed, created, produced, converted, initiated, earned, and won. Be specific; when possible use exact figures to back up your claims.

Education and Training
Education should follow employment history on your medical sales resume. State advanced degrees first, followed by undergraduate information. You do not need to disclose the year that you graduated.

Additional Information
Your medical or pharmaceuticals sales resume may also include professional affiliations, extracurricular and volunteer experience, continuing education activities, and honors and awards. Your resume is much more than a list of previous employers and job descriptions. It is your two-page opportunity to promote yourself. State your strengths and highlight the contributions you have made to previous employers. Be honest and concise and you are sure to make a memorable impact on potential employers.

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