Pharmaceutical and medical device sales is one of the most highly sought after positions in sales due to the salary and benefits that comes with these positions. The challenge is in finding where and how to find these lucrative sales positions. In the current employment environment, many companies are laying off due to drug going off patent. New drugs and new medical devices will continually be created and approved by the FDA so this article will give you an insider’s tip on how and where to find recent pharmaceutical sales and medical device sales jobs.
New products come into the market and a sales team is needed to promote and sell these new products. Usually a management team is developed prior to approval and launch but when the FDA gives the seal of approval, then companies start recruiting for sales talent to sell. In knowing this, keep an eye out for newly approved drugs or medical devices. Visit the career section of the company and I am sure you will soon see openings for sales positions.
To view and search for recent drug approvals from the FDA visit: http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cder/drugsatfda/index.cfm?fuseaction=Reports.ReportsMenu
To view and search for recent medical devices approved from the FDA visit: http://www.fda.gov/medicaldevices/productsandmedicalprocedures/deviceapprovalsandclearances/default.htm
Another approach is to reach out via social network to the hiring sales manager in the area and also use your in-person networking within the marketplace to find out who the hiring manager is. Staying on top of an industry you are looking to sell in is very important, especially when new products come out because it is crucial to the success of the product and company to quickly get the product out and to begin selling it to bring in the revenue.
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