Certainly you can think of three!
A laundry list of good things your boss could say about you shouldn’t be hard to write. You want to supply these “three positive things” with attributes that match what the company is looking for in a pharmaceutical sales representative (based on your research & networking). You should also be prepared to provide situations in which you exemplified these attributes as well.
A great place to start when trying to think of how you will answer this question is your most recent performance evaluation. If you have a copy of your performance evaluation in your brag book, show it
! It’s a great opportunity to show the interviewer that you know how to use a detail aid to support your arguement and that you can use one and make a coherent and compelling arguement simultaneously.
A common follow up question might be, “What example might your boss provide regarding your ______________________?”
I’m glad you asked. My previous boss took a sincere interest in my professional development and took performance evaluations very seriously. Because of this, I know exactly what three positive things she would say about me – because she wrote them down in my performance evaluation. [takes brag book out of briefcase and turns to performance evaluation] As you can see the first thing she chose to highlight was my strong desire to succeed. Second, she outlines my ability to solve complex problems and resolve complex issues with customers. And third, she praises my consistent positive attitude and comments about the positive impact it has on the rest of my team members on a daily basis. Would you like a copy of this to share with your counterparts?
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