Insights & Trends

Recruiting trends for 2020 are rapidly emerging. According to LinkedIn’s 2019 Global Talent Trends report, talent acquisition professionals believe soft skills, work flexibility, anti-harassment policies, and pay transparency are four trends shaping the future of recruitment.  While these are critical, they’re all basic trends the majority of recruiters have been focusing on for years. We’re […]

The good ‘ol ‘boys club’ doesn’t hold the same power over corporations as it once did. While 65.2% of all respondents in our recent report, The States of the Sales Industry ‘Boys Club’ in 2020, believe there’s a ‘boys club’ mentality in the sales industry, it’s not stopping female sales reps from rising to the […]

Large companies receive much of the glory in the medical sales community. Their large size must mean monumental commissions, more opportunities for growth, and superior products.  The awe-struck wonder of large medical sales companies often puts a shadow on smaller companies. But small medical sales companies can hold their own. In fact, our 2019 9th […]

Teleflex has been named one of the top Best Places to Work by MedReps’ community of medical sales talent for the third year in a row. As second in the overall category, the company is also reigning champion as No. 1 company in the large device category.  Medical sales employees, both inside and outside of […]

Job Search

company culture

When it comes to company culture and brand, job seekers can learn a lot about potential employers through their social media profiles. Statusbrew reports that there are approximately 3.4 billion active social media users across all platforms. Businesses who use Instagram, Twitter, and the like offer these users the chance to gain insight into what […]

There’s a perception that job seekers hold fast to — the holiday season is the worst possible time to try to break into medical sales.  According to TopResume, a primary contributor to this belief lies with job seekers themselves. They pull out of the job market, leaving employers scrambling for qualified candidates. In reality, many […]

When you’re hoping to land an entry-level medical sales job, a gap on your resume can be a nerve-racking challenge to overcome. Regardless of the length or reasoning behind your hiatus from work, the added level of stress can spiral into a disastrously long job search experience.  Take comfort in the knowledge that employment gaps […]

People have flocked to Dallas, Texas over the last 10 years. The gradual increase of over 304,000 people, according to a Brookings Institution analysis, isn’t just thanks to the southern charm and cultural mecca Dallas offers. In fact, in 2017, Dallas, the ninth-largest city in the U.S., had the second-highest job growth rate.  While this […]

Recruiting

recruiting medical sales talent

You’re being watched.  As a talent acquisition professional, you’re always being watched. Maybe not directly, but sales talent is keeping close tabs on your company. What they see and how they interpret the company directly impacts your ability to hire top sales talent.  In today’s evolving world, more job seekers place emphasis on gender equality. […]

Communication is key in any relationship. Of course, you know the importance of effectively communicating with top pharmaceutical sales reps, especially in a tight labor market. Your competitors are talking in one ear as you attempt to show why your company is the better option in the other.  Unfortunately, even with the best intentions, it’s […]

Recruiting trends for 2020 are rapidly emerging. According to LinkedIn’s 2019 Global Talent Trends report, talent acquisition professionals believe soft skills, work flexibility, anti-harassment policies, and pay transparency are four trends shaping the future of recruitment.  While these are critical, they’re all basic trends the majority of recruiters have been focusing on for years. We’re […]

The holiday season is a time for joy and thanksgiving. However, it’s also a time when you and your recruitment team are scrambling to find top talent in-between time off spent with family and friends. To make matters more challenging, 74% of recruiters in Jobvite’s Recruiter Nation Survey say they believe hiring will become more […]

On The Job

medical sales strategy

Protolabs, a manufacturing facility, had been growing rapidly using the same sales strategy for years. According to a SellingPower case study, the company’s growth began to slow in 2016 as the manufacturing market softened.  Sales leaders realized if they didn’t change their formula with the evolving market, customers, and product needs, they’d continue hitting current […]

Your sales team is already hard at work striving to hit those Q1 goals. Whether they’re on the road or in-house, the effectiveness of your employee communication will either help or hinder their performance this year.  Of course, there isn’t one set communication strategy that will successfully open your team up to new possibilities, ventures, […]

Women are outnumbered in medical sales. In fact, in the 2019 Medical Sales Salary Report, 67% of the respondents were men. In addition, the report found that women earn just 83% of what men do and makeup only 33% of the respondents. While, at first glance, this may seem discouraging, there is a multitude of […]

Did you know that work stress can actually shorten a person’s lifespan?  Individuals working in highly-demanding jobs where they also have less control could face a 15% increase in their odds of premature death, according to a 2016 study from Personnel Psychology.  But there is good news! When employees have a higher level of control […]

Salary

Gender barriers in sales are often viewed as black and white. There are inherent problems, leaders and employees are working to resolve them…and that’s that.  We’ve found gender inequality issues in sales are much more complex. In our 2019 9th Annual Medical Sales Salary Report, many sales reps of both genders mentioned they recognize the […]

Entering a competitive job industry like medical sales can be intimidating. When they finally get the call that they’ve been hired, it’s common for reps to accept the first entry-level medical sales salary offered to them. In fact, research at Zip Recruiter found that 64 percent of all job seekers accept the first offer they […]

Enter your email address below to learn how to negotiate a better medical sales salary. Congrats! You’ve landed a medical sales job offer! But how do you know if the offer you received is a fair deal? And if it’s not, how can you negotiate a better one. If you are new to medical sales, […]

The MedReps 2019 Medical Device Sales Salary report shows a remarkable increase in average total income for reps in this field. 0

Guides

“Be sure to bring a 30-60-90 day business plan to the interview,” the recruiter casually mentions as the conversation comes to a close. “Of course,” you say, gulping, but what exactly does she mean? You vaguely remember this from the last time you were job hunting, but it’s been a while and everything about the […]

Determining which medical sales company is your best fit is a major challenge. Medical sales jobs come in all shapes and sizes — as do medical sales companies — and each comes with a different product, mission, territory, and so on. Luckily, there’s a way to break your decision down into a smaller, more manageable […]

Medical sales job search techniques have changed a lot over the years, but at least one thing remains the same — it’s usually not what you know, but who you know. That is, networking is critical to breaking into medical sales. According to a LinkedIn survey, networking is a must for today’s job seekers. In […]

In today’s tough job market, experience isn’t enough. A strong selling technique isn’t enough. Even “who you know” may not be enough. In order to get a great job as a medical sales rep, you need all of the above and more. You need to know how to play the game. And who better to […]

View Resume Kit

There’s no shortage of resume advice on the web, but it tends to be vague and difficult to apply. Most of the advice attempts to address all job seekers, but a medical sales job seeker’s resume should be very different from the resume of a developer, engineer, or business analyst. This is why MedReps.com interviewed a panel of industry […]