Tell me a little about your background?
I graduated from East Carolina University in fall of 2009. After college I was interested in owning my own business. I opened a furniture store in Baltimore, MD and had a great time doing that, but when my lease was up for renewal I knew that this industry was not something I wanted to do for the rest of my life, so I sold it and moved back to NC.
Why were you interested in Medical Sales? What drew you to this industry?
I was interested in medical sales because of the challenge. What interested me the most about this industry is the ability for it to be financially rewarding, and also you are always helping people and surrounded by amazing peers! I can’t think of a better career to be in when you can wake up smiling in the morning and go to sleep smiling at night!
How long did you try to get into the industry? What was that experience like?
I tried to get into this industry for a few months, but had zero luck with even getting an interview because I did not have B2B sales experience. The experience tyring to just get an interview in this industry is absolutely one of the hardest challenges.
How did you learn about Medical Sales College?
I honestly learned about the school one day when I thought to myself there has to be some type of program that can teach you what you need to know to get into this industry, so I literally went to Google and typed in Medical Sales College and there it was!
Did you have any fears about attending the School? What were they?
I really didn’t have too many fears because my mind was set to complete three goals! • Grduate from the school • Get a job • Become successful and make this a career
What ultimately made you decide to attend the College?
After no luck with getting any type of interviews I knew I was never going to get into this industry with my background. I told myself that I was not going to walk away from this and live with a “what if.” So I went all in!
Describe your experience once you began training with Medical Sales College.
My experience at Medical Sales College has been one of the best things I have ever done in my life! The teachers there are amazing and will do anything to get you where you need to be for this industry. I have made friends with classmates from all over the United States! If your mind is right to really want to be in this industry, then your experience at this school will blow your mind and give you the confidence and tools to get in!
Explain what your interview process was like.
Well the interviewing process to me was very easy because of the confidence I received from MSC. If I would have got an interview before attending the school I would have been totally clueless about what anyone was talking about.
What from your training did you specifically use during the interview process that ultimately helped you land your position?
I would say I landed my job because the MSC instructors went over all types of interviewing scenarios. I ultimately had a very unique interview. The manager that was interviewing me came out of the operating room at the hospital, spoke to me for a few seconds, then gave me a 30 second background on a specific doctor. He then just left me in the waiting room. Within 5 seconds that doctor came out of the OR and was probably ten feet away from me. If I had not gone to the school, I would have never spoken to this doctor, but I went up to him and started having a conversation. When the interviewer came back he told me that was exactly what he was looking for. I believe I landed this opportunity because I was able to answer the questions asked of me with knowledge and confidence. I had already been tested with the questions like these at the school!
What is your current job like?
The best word to say is “AMAZING”! It is very fast pace, no room for error and a big time problem solving job. I learn new things every day from amazing and brilliant people. Comparing the furniture career to this is like comparing Little League Baseball to Major League Baseball!
What was the most valuable thing you learned at Medical Sales College/What piece of training do you use the most in your day-to-day activities?
I use everything! The school puts together a game plan for you to set yourself up for success. After the school it is your responsibility to take what you learned and make it happen.
Why should someone attend the Medical Sales College if they want this career?
You should attend this school only if you have the mindset that this is what you want to do because they are there to help you in every way possible to get you a job, but it comes down to you putting in the effort and drive to get in. I would have never got into this industry if I had not attended MSC, they are not there to give you a job. You have to do it yourself and you will understand what I mean when you are done because you will the confidence to get the job yourself.