Jun 20, 2024

Navigating the Path to Medical Device Sales: The Pitfalls of Directly Requesting Jobs

Recording my latest podcast episode from Manchester, UK, where I kicked off an exciting training journey with my new company, I noticed a recurring theme in my inbox: people I’ve never met asking directly for jobs. This got me thinking about why asking for jobs straight up in the competitive field of medical device sales isn’t the best strategy. Let's dive into this topic and explore it in a more engaging way.

Understanding the Risks of Direct Job Requests in Medical Device Sales

1. The Trust Factor

One big reason to avoid asking for jobs right off the bat is simple: we don’t know you. In medical device sales, our reputation is everything. Endorsing someone we’ve just met is a risk most of us aren’t willing to take. Trust takes time to build, and it's crucial in this field.

2. Looks Like You Lack Initiative

Medical device sales is one of the toughest industries to break into. It requires not just skills but also a lot of effort and dedication. When people ask for jobs without showing what they can bring to the table, it can look like they’re not willing to put in the hard work—definitely not a good look for a potential sales rep.

3. Stand Out by Asking to Learn

In an industry where standing out is key, try asking to learn instead of asking to get. This little change in approach shows you're eager to grow and contribute, not just take. It makes you a more attractive candidate to potential mentors and employers.

Final Thoughts

For anyone looking to make a mark in medical device sales, it’s all about understanding the landscape and positioning yourself smartly. Networking, gaining relevant knowledge, and showing your dedication to both personal and professional growth are essential steps on this journey.

Listen to Our Podcast Episode:

Delve deeper into the nuances of launching a successful career in medical device sales by tuning into our discussion on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and YouTube. These platforms offer a wealth of information, tips, and personal experiences designed to guide you through the complexities of the field.

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Warm regards,

Jacob McLaughlin

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