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 . . .
- Your Interviewers’
To help you develop a clear understanding for yourself, you might ask yourself these questions . . .
- What skills do I have that I think will make me a good pharmaceutical sales representative?
- Why do I think I’ll enjoy this job?
- What have my networking contacts said they like/dislike about the job? What do I think I’ll like/dislike the most about the job?
- How long could I see myself working as a pharmaceutical sales rep? Do I see myself advancing within a company?
To help you formulate an answer for the interview itself, simply take your answers to the above questions and make them meet the needs of the interviewer. Interviewers always need to hire salespeople who are good at selling, work well with others in the district, and make company success a top priority.
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