How to Answer Interview Questions eBook Now #1 Kindle ‘Interview’ on Amazon

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How to Answer Interview Questions

#1 Interview eBook in Amazon Kindle Store

I am thrilled that my ebook holds the #1 spot. Thanks to everyone who has purchased it...if you haven't yet, take this opportunity to get it.

It contains 'a wealth of useful and practical suggestions' that are 'easy to understand and assimilate thanks to the concise detailed explanations and numerous examples' (from one of the dozens of great reviews).

Crush your next interview with the best answers to 101 tough interview questions. Get How to Answer Interview Questions today.

 

 



Written by Peggy McKee - the medical sales recruiter
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How to Get Into Medical Sales
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30/60/90 Day Sales Plans
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Med Sales Jobs App Now on Google Play for Android

The App That Gets You a Medical Sales Job – From THE Medical Sales Recruiter

Medical Sales Jobs App for Android on Google PlayI am very pleased to announce the launch of my latest FREE app…Med Sales Jobs.

This comprehensive Android app includes:

  • Targeted Medical Sales Job Search Tips—my top Insider Secrets as a National Medical Sales Recruiter
  • The Key to Getting Unlimited Interviews at Top Companies
  • The Trick to Getting MULTIPLE Job Offers –No Matter Your Age or Experience Level

This app reveals VITAL secrets for your:

  • Resume
  • Interview Questions
  • 30-60-90-Day Plan
  • Interview Attire
  • And More!

Whether you’re a medical sales veteran or looking for your first job, you will dominate even the strongest competition with this app.

*** See a complete app description and reviews on Google Play: Med Sales Jobs

Download the Med Sales Job App Now



Written by Peggy McKee - the medical sales recruiter
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How to Get Into Medical Sales
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30/60/90 Day Sales Plans
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VP Operations Executive Career Coach

Executive Job Coaching Creates Strategies That Make a Winning Difference

 

Are you an upper-level executive who's been laid off or asked to resign, is 'in-between' positions, or who just needs to make a career change?  This can be a tough spot to be in.  Maybe you can relate to this story....

I recently worked as an executive job coach with a VP of Operations.  He'd gotten laid off because an equity firm had taken over his company.  It was not personal, and no reflection on him or the quality of his work.  But this was so painful an experience for him that he could not discuss it with anyone without literally stuttering--which meant that he definitely could not interview for another job.  He was on emotional overload. 

Because of this difficult situation, he knew he needed some kind of executive life coach or career counselor, so he came to me.  One of the things that I do for clients is to give them a new perspective and new language to describe these kinds of difficult circumstances.   

In less than an hour and a half, we worked through how to explain his past in a positive, confident way...no more stuttering. 

Less than 8 weeks later, he got a job offer with a $180,000 salary to go with it. 

That's the power of executive career coaching.  It's specialized expertise to navigate even the toughest circumstances.  It's fast, powerful, productive, and profitable.

If you are in a job search (or even just going for the promotion) and think you might benefit from an executive career coach or business coach, check out my career coaching information page to see what we can do for you =>  Executive Career Coaching 

 



Written by Peggy McKee - the medical sales recruiter
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How to Get Into Medical Sales
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30/60/90 Day Sales Plans
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Physician (Doctor, MD) Executive Career Coach

 

physician career change counselor

 

Are you a physician looking for a career change?

Recently, I've worked with several physicians as a career counselor and coach.  These were doctors interested in further career development by moving on to something in the medical field but not as a practicing MD.

They wanted to transition from practicing medicine into a variety of areas:  big pharma, medical writing, and strategic marketing.  These were talented, educated, valuable people who needed assistance with the next step.

I worked with them as a physician executive coach on who to contact and what to say as a first step in their job search.  We also worked on interview skills that would get them the offer.

Why did we need to do that?  Because no matter how talented, educated, and skilled they were, being a doctor is vastly different from what they wanted to do for the next stage of their careers.  Interviewing for an MD position is vastly different from interviewing for any other position in the medical field.  They were applying for jobs in the $150,000 - $200,000 range, and at that level, employers expect candidates to exhibit certain qualities in the interview process.  Your competition is strong, and unless you bring your 'A' game, you won't get the job. I worked with each one for about an hour (a very busy hour), and all are now successfully employed in the position of their choice.

Are you a physician transitioning into a new field who could benefit from career counseling or career coaching?  Usually, all it takes is an hour.  That's a small investment that leads to huge gains in your career.

Find out more about what physician executive coaching can do for you here:  Custom Career Coaching

 

 



Written by Peggy McKee - the medical sales recruiter
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How to Get Into Medical Sales
Learn how to get into this great field - insider secrets & tips.

30/60/90 Day Sales Plans
Sales plan templates with audio coaching - nail your interview.


Pharmaceutical Sales Resume Tips

pharma resumeWhat are the 3 most important tips for a pharmaceutical sales resume? 
Science, Sales, and Stats.

Pharmaceutical sales jobs are popular, highly-sought-after positions with lots of competition for each one.  If you want the job, you need to make your resume stand out and grab the attention of a sales manager.  What do they care about?  They care about whether or not you can ring the cash register.  That depends on your background and your skills. 

Science

A science background is only going to help you in pharma sales.  If you actually have a Bachelor of Science in say, Chemistry or Biology, that's a huge plus.  If not, that's OK--but if you can, at least point out any science course work you've completed.  That goes in your Education section.

Sales

Sales jobs are all about sales, right?  Can you sell?  What have you done?  Any past pharma sales jobs are appropriate, of course, but also think about other arenas:  retail, B2C, B2B, door-to-door sales, or even fundraising activities.  Anything where you went out and came back with sales or donations is proof that you can do the same for this company.

Stats

What are stats?  Numbers.  If you can prove your skills by talking about them in terms of numbers, dollars, or percentages,  that's always going to make hiring managers sit up and take notice of you.  For instance, don't just say, "Responsible for increasing sales."  Say, "Increased sales 18% in 3 months," or, "Sold X widgets to new customers," or "Raised $40,000 for ABC Charity."

Then, put the icing on your resume cake by writing a resume that's visually attractive and digitally smart:

  • Organize your accomplishments using bullet points--never paragraphs.  This will make it easier for hiring managers to read (which means that it's more likely they will).
  • Include a strong objective statement at the top of your resume that says what job you want.  Make it very clear for hiring managers (and recruiters).
  • Pack your resume with pharmaceutical industry-related keywords as much as you can.  Keywords help your resume get pulled in database searches for candidates. 
  • Before you send your resume to anyone, make sure to edit it yourself (don't just let the computer spell-check it and call it good) and please include complete contact information:  name, phone number, email, and address. 

 This is only the tip of the iceberg of all you can do to make your pharmaceutical sales resume stand out and get interviews for you.  If you want more guidance and coaching to create a killer resume, see this resume writing kit.  It includes my resume coaching and my free personal review of your completed resume

 



Written by Peggy McKee - the medical sales recruiter
Get top medical sales candidates at PHC Consulting

How to Get Into Medical Sales
Learn how to get into this great field - insider secrets & tips.

30/60/90 Day Sales Plans
Sales plan templates with audio coaching - nail your interview.


Top Job Search App: Job Search Tips

job search tips for iPhone, iPad, Android

Download this free app for your medical sales job search.

Job Search Tips

This free Apple or Android app from Career Confidential gives you

  • A Medical Sales Resume That Gets You The Interview Every Time
  • A Cover Letter That Grabs Attention From Employers
  • Email Secrets For Contacting Top Medical Companies
  • How To Get An Interview Fast With Any Medical Sales Company
  • Job Interview Answers That Make You the “Wow” Candidate
  • Additional FREE Job Search Tools, Tips, and Resources

Learn more about the Job Search Tips App here.



Written by Peggy McKee - the medical sales recruiter
Get top medical sales candidates at PHC Consulting

How to Get Into Medical Sales
Learn how to get into this great field - insider secrets & tips.

30/60/90 Day Sales Plans
Sales plan templates with audio coaching - nail your interview.


101 Job Interview Questions and Answers for Medical Sales Jobs

medical sales job interview questions

How to Answer Interview Questions eBook available in Amazon’s Kindle Store

You’ve researched jobs and companies, joined social media sites, and networked like crazy to find the medical sales job you want to get. You’ve created, edited, rewritten, and submitted the best cover letters and resumes you have ever made. Now, you must prepare for the scariest, most nerve-wracking, make-or-break step of the whole process—the job interview.

If you’ve made it this far, congratulations are in order. Now what?!

You want to look forward to your interview. You want to walk into the interview dripping with expertise so hiring managers know that you are perfect for this position. You want to wow them with your confidence, knowledge, experience, and cool-under-pressure poise.  How are you going to do that?

Prepare, prepare, prepare, and prepare some more!

Knowing and rehearsing most of the possible interview questions and answers will get you on the way to acing your medical sales job interview.

Know why interviewers ask certain questions, what interviewers are looking to hear, what key talking points to use, what strategies you can use to answer tough questions, and what you should NEVER say in an interview.

Read Career Confidential’s blog series, How to Answer Interview Questions, for my detailed strategies to answer 101 of the toughest job interview questions.

Or, go to Amazon’s Kindle store to download the entire series as an ebook for only 99 cents: How to Answer Interview Questions eBook

 



Written by Peggy McKee - the medical sales recruiter
Get top medical sales candidates at PHC Consulting

How to Get Into Medical Sales
Learn how to get into this great field - insider secrets & tips.

30/60/90 Day Sales Plans
Sales plan templates with audio coaching - nail your interview.


Best Pharmaceutical Companies of 2013 and How to Evaluate Them

medical sales job webinarIf you are a pharmaceutical sales representative looking for a new position, you need to know which pharmaceutical companies are the most stable.

Before I list the names, there are many events going on behind the scenes that require a little research on your part to make sure the company you are applying to fits your needs:

  • Is this company going to lose a patent or have a patent expire?
  • If so, how much of a market share might the company lose?
  • Does the company have any up and coming drugs or patents that can replace the losses?
  • What is the average compensation for sales people?
  • How do they compensate? Is there a base salary? What are commission percentages?

I’m thanking Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News for this top 15 list, ranked by market cap shares.

1. Johnson & Johnson

2. Pfizer

3. Novartis

4. Roche

5. Sanofi

6. Merck & Co.

7. GlaxoSmithKline

8. Bayer

9. Bristol-Myers Squibb

10. AbbVie

11. Eli Lilly

12. AstraZeneca

13. Takeda

14. Astellas

15. Daiichi Sankyo

** Competition for pharma jobs is tough...give yourself a big advantage when you learn the secrets in my free webinar, How to Get Into Medical Sales.  Even if you've worked in medical sales in the past, this webinar will arm you with job-getting tips you need.



Written by Peggy McKee - the medical sales recruiter
Get top medical sales candidates at PHC Consulting

How to Get Into Medical Sales
Learn how to get into this great field - insider secrets & tips.

30/60/90 Day Sales Plans
Sales plan templates with audio coaching - nail your interview.


Medical Sales Career Coaching

medical sales recruiterCareer Coaching is a unique opportunity to get exactly the help you need, exactly when you need it–it’s personalized medical sales job search help.  What do you need?

  • Are you trying to break into medical sales for your first job?
  • Are you transitioning from pharmaceutical to other medical sales areas?
  • Do you have a difficult situation in your past that you have trouble explaining to prospective employers?
  • Are you not getting interviews–so you need a stronger resume or job search strategy?
  • Are you getting interviews, but no job offers–so you need some interview coaching?

In my experience as the medical sales recruiter and career coach, most medical sales job seekers with issues like these have one or two issues in their way.  Together, we can uncover them quickly and get to solutions that deliver the results you need.  Who better to give you the inside track to a medical sales job than an experienced medical sales recruiter on your side?

Whatever is holding you back from your medical sales career goals, I can help.

Click here for more => Medical Sales Career Coaching 

 



Written by Peggy McKee - the medical sales recruiter
Get top medical sales candidates at PHC Consulting

How to Get Into Medical Sales
Learn how to get into this great field - insider secrets & tips.

30/60/90 Day Sales Plans
Sales plan templates with audio coaching - nail your interview.


Best Medical Device Sales Companies of 2013