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Job Search Resume

Targeting a Medical Sales Leadership Role? What Must Stay (and What Must Go) from Your Resume

It’s more common than you think. Pharma and medical device executives (or aspiring execs) still using the same resume format that worked back when they first started out as a medical sales rep many years ago. If you are aiming for that next-level position or are a healthcare sales VP/SVP who, until now, has always […]

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Job Search Resume

Resume Writing Challenge: I’m So Much More than My Stats

It’s a quintessential resume and LinkedIn dilemma that is common in the world of medical sales. Recognizing that the saying “numbers speak louder than words” applies, many of my clients come to me rich with CRM stats, but struggling to put their ranks and revenues into context. 0

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Job Search Job Search Tips

Not Getting Call Backs From Medical Sales Recruiters? Blame Your Application Approach

It’s happened again. Your application has fallen into a black hole. It’s been weeks since you applied to a number of open positions, and you haven’t heard anything from medical sales recruiters. Rather than just wondering and wasting precious time away, you should take a closer look at how you’re applying. The truth is, you’re […]

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Job Search

Your Lackluster Interview Prep Is Why You Don’t Land Jobs

Successful interviewing depends on confidence and the ability to effectively sell yourself. In this regard, preparation is the key to capturing the interest of hiring managers. It’s important to continually hone your interview skills and keep up-to-date on hiring trends. According to the 2016 Staples Workplace Index study, 68 percent of the more than 3,000 […]

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Job Search Tips

Don’t Let Job Rejection Ruin Your Chances for Future Work

When you’re not selected for the medical sales jobs of your dreams, it’s easy to feel slighted. It’s just as frustrating when you never hear back once you’ve submitted your application. But, it’s up to you to keep the lines of communication open with employers… even after being rejected for the job. While 38 percent […]

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Job Search Resume

3 Storytelling Rules for Job-Hunting Medical Sales Executives Struggling to Convey Value

When it comes to preparing career marketing materials for medical sales leaders from resumes to LinkedIn profiles the goal to keep in mind is, did you answer the decision maker’s key question: “How can he/she help me?” This can be accomplished by explaining the challenge or the pain point and then articulating the strategy, leadership, […]

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Job Search

How to Show the Real-You and Land Medical Sales Jobs

While medical sales jobs require a variety of finely-tuned soft skills, such as great people and communication skills, these days, recruiters want to discover the “real” candidate behind all of the textbook qualifications they see on paper. They’re going online to view social media profiles, personal websites, and more to get an accurate, total-picture of […]

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Job Search

Targeting an Executive Medical Sales Role? Make Sure Your Resume Focuses on These 3 Areas

Looking to move from Pharma or Device Account Exec to an SVP or National Territory Executive role? My clients who have successfully transitioned into these roles are also able to successfully convey that their experience ticks off these 4 boxes: 0

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Breaking into Medical Sales Job Search

Ask Linda: I am 40 Years Old, Do I Break into Pharma Sales by Getting Certified?

  Written by Linda Hertz, medical sales recruiter, career blogger, and founder of the Linda Hertz Group. Mrs. Hertz I have read several of your replies to questions and truly value your opinion. I have had a number of interviews with Pharmaceutical companies and have moved into the final stage several times. I have been trying […]