I had an inquiry from a science teacher this week and she asked if it was possible for someone with her background (with no prior sales experience) to become a drug representative. Why not?
Although in some instances it might be harder for those with no past sales backgrounds to become drug representatives, it is certainly not impossible. I know of many drug representatives, and very successful ones, who didn’t have past sales jobs. If your communications skills are good and you are willing to learn sales, then you could become a drug representative. In this particular case, the science teacher has the added knowledge of scientific concepts already which companies will acknowledge.
My book, “How To Get A Dream Job In Pharmaceutical Sales – Direct Inside Advice and Guidance from a Sales Manager” contains specific strategies and examples for those who never had sales experience. As long as your communications skills are good and you could prove it, them you will always have a chance in becoming a drug representative. Of course, a resource like my book will help you break into the industry in a more effective manner.