Apr 17, 2024

A Journey into Medical Device Sales: Insights from a Young Achiever

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Garrett Wilson, a remarkable 22-year-old who has achieved significant success in the medical device sales industry. Our conversation delved deep into his journey, from initial aspirations to breaking into the industry and excelling as a full-line representative.

Here's a glimpse into the insightful discussion we had:

1. Networking for Success

Garrett emphasized the critical role of networking in his success story. He shared how reaching out to individuals within companies and divisions before interviews helped him establish meaningful connections. By networking strategically, he not only gained valuable insights but also made a positive impression on hiring managers and colleagues.

2. Navigating the Interview Process

We discussed Garrett's experience navigating multiple interviews, from HR screenings to meetings with hiring managers and sales representatives. He highlighted the importance of preparation, leveraging insights from networking, and understanding the interviewers' styles and expectations. Garrett's approach to interviews was not just about showcasing his skills but also about building rapport and demonstrating his genuine interest in the role.

3. Belief in Yourself

Throughout our conversation, Garrett emphasized the significance of self-belief. He reiterated that while experience matters, it only takes one hiring manager to believe in you and your potential. By staying persistent, confident, and proactive, Garrett showcased how age and experience are not barriers to success in the medical device sales industry.

Final Thoughts

Garrett's journey is a testament to the power of determination, strategic networking, and self-belief. His story inspires us to pursue our career goals with passion and resilience. Whether you're new to sales or looking to break into a competitive industry, remember that every rejection or setback is a stepping stone toward success. Believe in yourself, network strategically, and approach interviews with preparation and authenticity. Your journey may have its challenges, but with the right mindset and actions, you can achieve remarkable milestones.

Garrett's insights remind us that success is within reach, and it often begins with believing in ourselves and taking proactive steps toward our goals. Let's learn from his experiences and continue striving for excellence in our careers.

Listen More

I encourage you to dive deeper into his journey by listening to the full podcast interview. Gain valuable insights, tips, and inspiration directly from Garrett as he shares his experiences and strategies for success in the medical device sales industry. 

You can watch or listen to this podcast on YouTube, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify.

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Happy listening and here's to your own journey of success!

Jacob McLaughlin

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