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Qu: I'm a novice - where do I start?

Updated: Jan 11

So you want to be a Medical Sales rep? It can be hard to know where to start, or what it’s all about, although you’re probably interested because you know somebody who works in the industry, and you’ve heard all the great things about the remuneration and career path.

Well it’s all true – great financial rewards; a career for life; lots of variety in terms of the roles and levels that you can aspire to; company car (or allowance); phone, laptop and corporate credit card at your disposal … what more could you want? Well the rewards are certainly there, but because it’s a very lucrative role you’ll find that the competition is pretty insane too, i.e. lots of other people have heard the same as you and want to get into the role too! You’ll need to come prepared. First and foremost, you’ll need to give yourself a realistic understanding of the role that you’re interested in, because knowledge is power.

The good news is that we can help you there, along with your own internet research. Purchase the three E-Books from https://www.roylayfield.com/books to start building your base knowledge and gaining some detailed understanding of the different roles and requirements, and consider our ‘Rookies Online Training’ course (COMING VERY SOON), to complete the jigsaw. Then:

· Get a professional Resume (no DIY formats if you wish to succeed).

· Register with every online job-placement site, especially www.indeed.com to start, then www.seek.com and www.mycareer.com plus any others where you see Medical Sales jobs advertised.

· Register with the Recruitment Agencies currently placing candidates in this field (you’ll find them quite easily because, for the most part, it will be these agencies that are advertising on the job-placement sites discussed above).

· Be ready for the phone-call and have some pocket notes prepared for answering the obvious questions:

o Why are you interested in this role

o What do you know about the role/company/products etc.

o What have you been doing until now?

o Why should we consider YOU?

· Prepare for the interview! Then prepare some more.

Never assume that the interviewer has ready your Resume in any detail, or that you are a front-runner because they called you into the agency - You never get a second chance to create a first impression, so make your first one, a good one https://www.roylayfield.com. Why not check out these other posts too: https://www.roylayfield.com/post/qu-do-i-need-a-degree-to-get-into-medical-sales - Good Luck!


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