If you haven’t already put some serious thought into this one, stop everything you’re doing and do it now. You should consider why you want a job in pharmaceutical sales from two points of view . . . (1) Yours (2) Your interviewers’.
In the end, sales is really all about negotiation. Use the to answer this question keeping the following points in mind. S Fully explain the situation taking special care to show how you uncovered the customer’s point of view (even if you didn’t agree with it). Discuss how you asked sympathetic questions to prevent the […]
There’s nothing like a sales interview to give you an opporotunity to brag on yourself. Use the to answer this question in a way that. Aligns your values with those of the company’s Displays your desire to succeed (win) Gives clear examples of how you can work with others Shows your work ethic Displays skills […]
Sports are often the first thing to come to mind for an unprepared interviewee, so go there if you must. If it’s possible, don’t go there as your example. Go there as support for your example. It’s probably in your best interest to answer this question using the STAR Format with an example of how you have been competitive in your work history.
The interviewer is not only asking this question to find out the actual actions you took in preparing for the interview, but also to see if you were deliberate in your preparation. If you prepared for the interview in the same way you would prepare for a sales call, you win. Do your best to […]
Be honest and briefly outline your performance appraisal process. The interviewer is looking for two things. First, do you know (are you really working on) these things? Second, what are your areas of improvement?
You’re not the only one who dreads this question. Never fear, a bit of preparation will put your mind at ease. Do your best to avoid answers that seem trite or “canned.” Things like, “Well, I work too hard.” or “I’m just always happy and sometimes people don’t need that.” are way over the line.
Above all else, be positive. If you are currently employed, use this opportunity to focus on what kinds of things you’re looking for in your next job (not the things you hate about your current one). As you already know, pharmaceutical sales offers a highly competitive, cutting edge environment. If you dig science, say so. If it’s the marketing that gets you going, say that too. Finish by talking about how well you know you’ll do in the job that meets all of the demands you seek.
Pharmaceutical sales representatives do not have typical days. Like many sales jobs, every day depends on multiple external factors. Interviewers know that there is no such thing as a typical day in the field. What they are looking for is another example of how well you’ve done your homework. Networking is an extremely important part […]
If your first thought is about the company car, the travel, benefits, pay, and “high profile,” this is probably not the job for you. The interviewer wants to make certain that you’ve thought about why you want this job and with his/her company. S/he wants to see how much research you’ve done and if your […]