7 tips for a great resume

If you are looking for a position in medical sales, healthcare sales, medical device sales, imaging sales, pathology sales, cellular products sales, molecular products sales, biotechnology products sales, clinical diagnostics sales, laboratory sales, or pharmaceutical sales, here are seven tips to help you write the very best resume you can so that you can have the most impact:

 

1.  Use bullets points, not paragraphs. No one reads the paragraphs. (Do you?)  Whether it is to be read by Human Resources or a hiring manager or third party recruiters, your resume needs to have bullet points.

 

2.  Have an objective, not a cover letter. You must have the objective clearly stated on your resume. Typically, hiring managers and recruiters do not upload the cover letter, only the resume.  

 

3.  Your resume should be no more than 2 pages unless you have publications or you are Superman….and I have not placed Superman.

 

4.  Quantitative numbers on every job must relate to the bottom line. Determine your impact on the company’s bottom line and indicate that on your resume with numbers. This is easy for sales people with territories, budgets and revenue goals but it is not so easy for people who are not in a sales role.

   

5. Spell check. It is important to spell check your resume before sending it anywhere.

 

6. Don’t leave off the dates, please. It is a big red flag to not put dates on your resume.

 

 

7. Learn to use keywords-I can not search for your resume without them. Applicant Tracking Systems search by industry-specific keywords so it is important for your resume to have them.  This is the same tracking systems used by corporate recruiters.

         



Written by Peggy McKee - the medical sales recruiter
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