We recently shared the dos and don’ts of writing a medical sales cover letter. Now it’s time to apply them to your job search.
Remember, your cover letter should be less than one page because while cover letters are important, recruiters do not spend very long reading them.
Here is a cover letter template for landing your next role in medical sales:
Paragraph 1: Introduce yourself
Lead by identifying the role you’re interested in and why it attracted you. This should be very straightforward and just one sentence. Then, tie your “why” to one of your key traits that makes you the most qualified person for the role.
I’m excited to apply for your medical sales rep role because it includes X and Y responsibilities. I am the perfect person for that position because of my years of experience with Z.
Paragraphs 2-3: Showcase your Experiences
After introducing yourself, quickly transition into discussing three to four experiences that show skills noted in the job description. These should be brief, digestible stories that explain why you fit the job.
Each experience should demonstrate how you’ve directly benefited a company’s sales goals in the past and how you plan to apply the experience to this role in the future. Use this as an outline for each experience:
In my role as a medical sales rep at Medical Sales Company, I did A and B, which made me a top earner. I can apply those experiences to this C and D in the job description for this role.
Once you’ve outlined each experience you want to showcase, make sure the language is varied and you proofread this section. Despite all of the examples you’ve shared, it’s important to be as concise as possible so you don’t lose the recruiter’s interest.
Paragraph 4: Conclusion and Call to Action
The last critical step is to wrap up your cover letter with a conclusion and call to action. Restate your interest and why you’re the perfect person for the job. Then for your call to action, express your hopes to further discuss your qualifications in an interview at the recruiter’s earliest convenience.
All of my A and B experiences make me confident that I will be a great medical sales rep at your company. I look forward to discussing my qualifications soon.
Keep it this simple, remember the do’s and don’ts, and you’ll have the perfect cover letter!