It’s no secret that recruiters spend on average 6 seconds reviewing individual profiles and resumes. So, it’s important to make those few seconds count or risk being skipped over. Here are four quick tips to make sure you are getting the most out of your MedReps.com profile.
1. Complete Your Profile
Your MedReps profile is searchable and is what job posters will see when they search our database for candidates with skills and experience matching yours. Partially complete profiles lack important information and are easily passed over in recruiter searches. Make sure to complete all fields when creating your profile to maximize your chances of being seen.
2. Upload Your Resume
This may go without saying but complement your profile by uploading a resume. In addition to being an important document that will be submitted when you apply to jobs, your resume paints a more complete picture of you to potential employers. We also understand that the resume is a constantly evolving document, with multiple versions, tailored over time according to your career development. Our database allows you to upload multiple documents and you select which of your resumes you would like to submit.
3. Make Your Profile Searchable
A searchable profile on MedReps.com significantly increases your chances of getting noticed by a recruiter or hiring manager. The default setting makes your profile searchable by both employers and recruiters; however, it’s always a good idea to double check that this setting is on by viewing your “Member Profile” on the “Home” page or by clicking on “Profile” under the “My Profile” drop down.
4. Update Frequently
The “freshest” profiles appear at the top of the search results. This means the most recently uploaded or updated resumes are shown first. Stay at the top of search results by incorporating relevant key words (hiring managers and recruiters search the resume database using keywords applicable to their job postings). You may also optimize your medical sales resume by including multiple variations of job titles and areas of specialization.
BIO: Donald Richison is the Digital Marketing Specialist at MedReps, a job board which gives members access to the most sought after medical sales jobs and pharmaceutical sales jobs on the Web. Connect with Donald on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.