I owned and ran a transportation company for 8 years. When my partner and I purchased it the company was running on its last leg. We rebuilt it and transformed it into one of the largest passenger transport companies in Southern Utah. Before owning the company I had started to pursue nursing and always had an interest in the medical space.
Why were you interested in pursuing medical sales as a career?
I knew I wanted to be in the medical field and cultivating and building relationships was important to me as well. I wanted to build something again.
How did you learn about Medical Sales College?
I googled, “steps to take to get into medical sales”.
What ultimately made you decide to attend?
I have a friend who is an Occupational Therapist. She told me a friend of hers from college went through the program and spoke very highly of it.
Please describe your training experience at Medical Sales College.
It covered a lot in the 6 weeks. I really liked my instructor. The profiling part of the course I found most beneficial.
What is the most valuable piece of information that you learned while attending MSC which ultimately helped you land your position?
The amount of research, presentations, and profiling really helped. A huge piece of what really propelled me forward was getting Lexie as my recruiter in December. She helped provide quality leads for these positions and she really tried to understand what I was looking for. She was a very important piece in all of this.
Why should someone attend Medical Sales College?
It is a fantastic starting point for this industry. There is so much support and guidance.
Please briefly explain your job interview process with your hiring company.
I had a six-week interview process with Zeiss. It was grueling. They flew me out to Seattle where I was up against two other candidates. I landed the job on the spot. They believed not having my Bachelor’s degree wouldn’t be an issue. It ended up being something HR couldn’t clear. At the same time I was interviewing with KCI for a position in Colorado Springs…. I made it to the top 2. They gave the position to someone with a degree. A week after the Zeiss position fell apart the regional director reached out to me and explained they got rid of the degree requirement and would like to interview me for a position in Denver. I received an offer and accepted!
What do you know now that you wish you had known before entering the industry/attending Medical Sales College?