Insights & Trends

Just as the landscape of medical sales – the companies, the products, and the customers – is constantly changing, so is the face of the ideal medical sales rep. No longer can companies justify, on an ethical or even financial level, hiring a salesforce based on bias or prejudice. Today’s workplace is more diverse and […]

Looking for a new job while you’re still employed can be overwhelming. You want to do everything you can to secure your dream job, all while continuing to fulfill your duties in your current role.  If you’re wondering how it’s possible to do both, you came to the right place. Read on to find the […]

Job burnout is prevalent in the workforce, especially in a fast-paced, competitive industry like medical sales. In fact, in a recent survey with responses from 7,500 employees, 23% claimed that they often experience burnout due to work-related stress. Meanwhile, 67% claimed they sometimes experience burnout. With technological advances allowing you to work anywhere at any […]

When COVID-19 began affecting the workforce in 2020, many sales activities in almost all industries ground to a halt. In the medical sales industry, however, medical representatives had to work to keep up with demand. While most industries and their respective sales representatives have adapted to the changes caused by the pandemic, this is especially […]

Job Search

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Getting into medical sales requires some specific education and training. Whether you choose to go to a four-year college, obtain a certification, attend a special medical sales school, or some combination of the three, it’s important to know what the best options are. The Best Degrees, Certifications and Schools for Medical Sales So, what’s the […]

Marketing Tips for Medical Sales Representatives

Medical sales representatives receive a number of marketing materials from their supervisors. The company’s marketing team puts together brochures, packets of information and even batches of free samples or test devices in order to assist the sales reps with their jobs. However, it’s important to note these company-sanctioned marketing materials aren’t the only options. Developing […]

Medical Device Sales Job Interview Questions & Answer Examples

Interviewing for a medical device sales job can be nerve-wracking. So, it helps to be as prepared as possible, dressing professionally for your interview, carrying along a copy or two of your resume and reference list, and of course, practicing your quick elevator pitch so you can introduce yourself quickly if needed. On top of […]

How to Network Your Way Into Medical Sales

There are many ways to get into medical sales. You can attend a special medical sales school, where you’ll learn relevant techniques and well-received lessons on how to sell devices, pharmaceuticals and more. You could also apply for jobs available at medical manufacturers straight out of college, hoping you’ll be one of the lucky ones […]

Recruiting

What is the Best Way to Define Your Weakness in an Interview?

Among the many questions asked in a job interview is the one dreaded question about your weaknesses. We’ve all heard it and knew it was coming. The interviewers assume that no one is perfect, not even the ideal candidate, so they feel the need to inquire about what you feel is your weakness. How should […]

Over the past few years, exit interviews have become the norm. Companies want to find out why their employees are leaving so they can improve their culture and retain additional workers. In order to make these important changes, they first need to spend time discussing the pros and cons of working at the company with […]

About 30% of American in-person employees report being bullied on the job, according to the Workplace Bullying Institute. And for remote employees, that number goes up to 43%. These statistics are no laughing matter and a sure sign that workplace bullying occurs in many different companies and across all industries.   Not only can this bullying […]

So you’ve applied, prepared, endured multiple interviews and finally made it to the offer stage of a medical sales job. And all you need to do now is to ask, “Where do I sign?” Right? Wrong. If you do, you could leave precious money on the table. Remember, what you’re about to negotiate may be […]

On The Job

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Everyone knows the old adage – it’s not what you know, it’s who you know. This rings true in most industries, but especially in more competitive fields like medical sales. The statistics say it all. According to research by Team Stage, 75% of all people surveyed, whether they’re seeking a job or not, spend some […]

Everyone sets goals during the first weeks of the new year, and medical sales representatives are no exception to that rule. While putting some goals in place in order to not only meet your sales quotas, but also exceed them, you’ll need to find a set of tips to follow. 15 Tips to Grow Your […]

Business man drinking coffee and going over the 10 daily challenges in the life of a medical sales rep

A new year means new goals to meet for medical sales reps. Regardless of your niche, whether it’s medical equipment, prescription drugs, medical devices or even biotech, you have to plan in advance if you want to meet your sales targets. 7 Steps to Getting Your Desired Medical Sales Results Those aren’t the only goals […]

The phrase “cold calling” tends to strike fear in the hearts of sales reps everywhere. Let’s be honest: no one enjoys making cold calls, as it can be tricky to quickly introduce yourself and your products to busy customers before they hang up. However, in order to meet those sales goals, cold calls have to […]

Salary

It might seem like a dream come true once you’ve landed your first sales rep position. But once you get the job, you’ll need to know how you’ll get paid. Sales reps’ pay and commission structures differ from salaried positions, and the variability in pay structures can significantly impact your bottom line.  It is essential […]

entry level medical sales rep giving a presentation

If there is one thing you’ve heard about medical sales jobs it’s that they are rewarding in numerous ways. But that excitement can extinguish fast if you start to overthink your qualifications. Breaking into any new industry can be overwhelming. Your experience in medical sales however does not define your success in getting your foot […]

Group of biotech sales reps talking on steps

It’s an exciting time to be in biotech sales. Innovations are at an all-time high as biosensors, 3D bioprinting, bioenergy, and many more new developments change the face of health care. Aside from selling products they’re passionate about, biotech sales reps continue their impressive upward income trend.  In our 2021 Medical Sales Salary Report, biotech […]

woman reviewing entry level medical salaries broken down into 5 categories

Starting a career journey in medical sales is an exciting time. It can also be intimidating. Many job seekers fear a lack of experience will hold them back from starting on a successful path. Really, we’ve all heard about the numerous years of experience reps have and how their earning potential goes up exponentially as […]

Guides

Client Management: Useful Tips for Medical Sales Reps

It’s important to have good relationships with your clients. However, these relationships can often feel like a roller coaster ride because you are actively trying to sell your products to them. Whether they stop being interested in the medical products you represent or they are very busy and difficult to get ahold of, it’s up […]

Top 10 Leadership Qualities of a Good Medical Sales Team Leader

Medical sales team leaders have a tough job on their hands. Not only is the job constantly in flux and always changing, but you need to keep up with your team, learn new skills and more in order to remain a motivated, functional leader. This complex job is made easier when you have all of […]

About 30% of American in-person employees report being bullied on the job, according to the Workplace Bullying Institute. And for remote employees, that number goes up to 43%. These statistics are no laughing matter and a sure sign that workplace bullying occurs in many different companies and across all industries.   Not only can this bullying […]

In order to be a successful medical sales representative, you first need to overcome the biggest hurdle: imposter syndrome. A psychological disorder that makes people feel as though they aren’t worthy of their jobs. Imposter syndrome can really hold you back, especially when you’re trying to meet your medical sales goals. So, what is imposter […]

In today’s busy job market, not every candidate receives a follow-up message from an employer letting them know that they didn’t get the job. While some recruiters do have the time to handle these follow-ups, doing so via email or mail, others simply leave the candidates hanging. Thankfully, there’s one thing that candidates can do […]