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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

General Information
Tips On Getting In

Case Histories Of people who successfully broke into Pharma Sales:
Case History #1

Case History #2

Case History #3

Case History #4

Commonly Asked Question:
Do Reps really make lots of money? Big bonuses? 

How many products does a rep carry; how do you get paid bonus on them?


Basic Requirements for being a drug rep?
I think I want to be a pharmaceutical sales representative, but how can I know for sure?

How necessary is it to have a 4 - year degree? 

Is a scientific degree/ sales experience required

Am I too old to land a job in pharmaceutical sales?

How long should I expect my job search to last?

I'm willing to relocate for the right pharmaceutical sales job.  Will this help me ?

Will a DWI hurt my chances of being hired as a pharmaceutical rep?

I have bad credit; will this hurt my chances ?

Information  On
Landing the job

Will an MBA or other advanced degree improve my chances of being hired as a pharmaceutical sales rep?

What are the pros and cons of working with a recruiter?


How important is the resume in landing a pharmaceutical sales job?

How do I shop for a resume writer?

What are the essentials that should appear on my resume?

What about a cover letter?

What is the best way to land a job in pharmaceutical sales?

What if nobody will give me reps' business cards?

Are newspaper advertisements a good way to find a job in pharm sales?

What is a Job-Fair?  How useful are they?

What do companies look for at Job-Fairs?

What are the pros and cons of working at a small pharmaceutical company versus one of the biggies?

I am in college. What can I do to enhance my odds of being hired as a  pharmaceutical sales representative?

The Interview Process

Why do the drug companies give so many interviews; why does the process take so long ?

What should I bring to an interview? 

What is proper etiquette for a "ride-along?"

I have been on several interviews but received no offers.  What could I be doing wrong?

Daily Operations/ Miscellaneous
Do Reps really make large bonuses?  How many products does a rep carry and how do you get paid bonus on them?

If I'm hired, what kind of training can I expect?

What is a typical day for a pharmaceutical sales representative?

How many sales calls are you required to make each day?

What is a contract sales company ?

Should I accept a contract sales position if my real goal is to work directly for a drug company?

I am lucky enough to have more than one job offer.  How do I decide?

When the economy does a downturn, what is the job market like for pharmaceutical sales reps?

If I am hired, and I have poor sales, will I be fired ?

What are some of the things that you don't like about being a pharmaceutical rep?
   
What's the hardest thing about being a  rep ?


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Frequently Asked Questions regarding the profession of
Pharmaceutical Sales Representative

See Also:[ Pharm Rep Tips] [Pharm Rep FAQ from Anne Clayton]


Q
: How do I shop for a professional resume writer?

A: You need to be very careful when choosing a resume writer.  There are many people in the resume writing business.  Many are skillful and professional but some of them are scam-artists looking to make a quick dollar.  It is up to you to screen out the wannabees from the true professionals.

The best way to find a resume writer is by personal referral from a friend or colleague. 

I recommend that you choose a minimum of three resume-writing services and
interview them before you plunk down any money.

Here are some questions to ask your potential resume writer:

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How long have you been in business?

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Can you provide me with references from clients that have used your services within the past 4 - 6 weeks?

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How many resumes have you done within the past 12 months for people like me trying to break into a particular industry?

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Do you write the resumes yourself or do you farm them out to someone else.

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Do you have a guarantee whereby if my resume does not attract interviews, it is updated for free?

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It is also a good idea to check them out with their local Better Business Bureau or the Attorney General of the state where they do business in to see if there have been any recent complaints lodged against them.

If the resume guy can not answer any of the above questions to your complete satisfaction, or they do not have a track record that you can verify, or
if you get a bad gut feeling, tell them to get lost. 

The rule of thumb is "When in doubt, knock them out"

I have been recommending a man from Long Island named Scott Burke of Total Career Advancement.  He has been in business since 1979.  He did my resume (twice).  Both times I was very pleased with his work.
>click here for Corey's recommendation for resume writer


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