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Strategy for a Skimmable, Easy-to-Read Medical Sales Resume: Keeping it Simple by the Numbers

When was the last time you spent more than a minute reviewing a resume? When was the last time you printed your medical sales resume out to read? When people are in a rush (salespeople are ALWAYS in a rush) the bottom line is we SKIM (at least for the […]

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5 Critical Sections to Focus on When Writing a Healthcare Sales Resume

To stand out in today’s strong yet competitive healthcare sales job search market, a killer resume can tip the scales between getting called or ignored. Make sure pharma and medical device hiring managers are impressed by focusing special attention to these 5 key sections of your healthcare sales resume:

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How Healthcare Sales Resume Reading Has Changed

I often work with long-time medical device and pharma sales leaders. They’ve typically never needed a resume before, as in the past, they were fortunate enough to be recruited into healthcare sales roles by peers, former managers, etc. While networking is still key to the job hunt, the resume used […]

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4 Points to Consider Before Paying a Professional to Write Your Medical Sales Resume

Having made my career working with job seekers to create career marketing tools (resumes, LinkedIn profiles, etc.), there are two things I know for certain. First, not everyone needs to have their documents professionally written. Second, I am not the ideal writer for every person who contacts me. By and […]

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Hunting for an Executive Sales Role? You Need to Overcome these Resume-Writing Challenges

When targeting a pharmaceutical or medical device executive role, your resume must appeal to high-level recruiters. They need to understand how you can solve their business problems, by giving them an inside peek of what you’ve done for others. Addressing the three top common concerns and applying the techniques described below […]

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Resume Tips from Journalism: Never Bury the Lead

When it comes to reading the news, reporters and journalists refer to the “lead” as the first few lines that tell what the story is about. From the very beginning, journalism students learn never to “bury the lead” – as doing so is a fast-track to a reader skipping the […]

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3 Ways Your LinkedIn Profile Should Differ From Your Medical Sales Resume

During the early days of LinkedIn, it was acceptable for your LinkedIn profile to be a carbon copy of your resume. Heck – a sales rep was considered cutting edge for even having an account back in 2002, when LinkedIn first launched!Fast forward 14 years and everything has changed. Today […]

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Why Isn’t My Medical Sales Resume Getting Any Attention?

Maybe it’s Not Written for an Online Read. If you stick to resume formatting that worked in your previous medical or pharmaceutical sales job search, you run the risk today of being overlooked or that critical key points about your sales success will get missed altogether! The culprit? Technology. For […]

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Does Your Medical Sales Resume Pass the 6-Second Test?

How to write your medical sales resume like a newspaper article and pass the 6-second scan test. The term “resume reading” should be obsolete in today’s job market. Given that the average reader spends between 6 and 20 seconds on the first pass, we should really refer to it as […]

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12-Point Checklist for a Typo-Free Medical Sales Resume

Nothing shuts the hiring door more quickly than a medical sales resume with typos. Reviewing your document over and over can make your eyes glaze over, which in turn makes your chances of missing a typo increase  exponentially! In addition to running your medical device or pharma sales resume past […]

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