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As some of you know, one of the bonuses that I offer for my readers of my drug rep jobs program “How To Get A Dream Job In Pharmaceutical Sales – Direct Inside Advice and Guidance From a Sales Manager” is a custom evaluation of your resume. I’ve been doing a lot of these and one of the most common mistakes I see on resumes is bloated job descriptions.
Too often, people would write every last task that they did during their past and present job positions. For example, nurses would write in everything from checking patients with all sorts of clinical equipment also described in the resume, discussing patient status with pharmacists and doctors, communicating with different hospital departments to giving patients their medications and more.
The truth of the matter is that as a pharmaceutical sales manager, I don’t have to know every last detail of the things that a nurse does on a day to day basis. Think about this — the description of all of these tasks do not imply that such a candidate would make a good drug rep. Just because a nurse did all these clinical tasks, it doesn’t mean that he or she can sell.
Instead, I would rather see descriptions of actual unique success stories that highlight communications and/or selling skills. These would truly separate this nurse from all other nurses out there. These successes would position the candidate as a good potential pharmaceutical sales rep.
The same can be said for all other candidates from other fields as well. Don’t bloat your job descriptions up because it is very unlikely that these descriptions would mean that you would be a good drug rep. It just tells us what your previous jobs were all about and doesn’t connect it to the job you are applying for.
So focus more on actual success stories. Leave the job description text brief and beef up the success stories for your drug rep pharmaceutical sales resume. For much more information on this field including a free webinar on pharmaceutical sales positions, click on the link.