Has it become more difficult to obtain a position in pharmaceutical sales? Absolutely. With the tightening of the job market, fewer jobs available, and an increase in applications for pharmaceutical sales positions, it boils down to supply and demand. Simply put, there are not enough pharmaceutical jobs to go around, so it's important to do the little extra steps to make yourself stand out from the competition.
About the Author
Tom Ruff is the president and CEO of Tom Ruff Company and the author of How to Break Into Pharmaceutical Sales: A Headhunter's Strategy. Tom Ruff Company is the preferred recruiter for more than 100 of the nation's top pharmaceutical companies, including Abbott Laboratories, Pfizer, and Johnson & Johnson.