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Any tips for getting a job in pharmaceutical sales, and which companies should I apply to?

I will be graduating college with a Bachelors of Science in Psychology, and a minor in Business Administration at the end of July. I am looking to get a pharmaceutical sales job in Alabama or Northwestern Florida (Panama City, Destin, Pensacola, etc.). I was hoping to get some tips from someone in the business, and hopefully make a contact or two. I have a good resume and cover letter-or as good as you can have fresh out of college-but would like someone to point me in the right direction. Also, I wouldn't mind suggestions for companies to apply to. Some that I have applies to already are Pfizer, AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKilne, Lilly, and Allergan. And for those of you who would like to tell me I shouldn't work in pharmaceutical sales.....that isn't the question I asked, is it? :)

Asked By: dixiegurlatua03 - 5/19/2007
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Answered By: nickjones65 - 5/21/2007
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Don't work for those evil multinational F**KS! You'll be persuading medical doctors to prescribe medications to the public that they do not need. Some of their tactics involve threatening the doctors making them believe that if they do not prescribe a certain medication, they could be sued for malpractice. You'll be... More
Answered By: phuturboy - 5/19/2007
 
I have worked for several large CROs as a project manager in business development and clinical researcher (have been out of the industry for 3 years to spend more time with my kids---I was traveling up to 85% as a researcher and 40% as a project manager). I have a friend who presently works for AstraZeneca as a senior... More
Answered By: NC Mom - 5/19/2007
 
I work from home representing a Registered Pharmaceutical Company. If you want details, I can help you there. I have been doing it for 4 years and with 4 kids, It is great!
Answered By: lovin_2beme - 5/20/2007
 
hi check this link its good http://25keysforgoodresume.blogspot.com/ .
Answered By: shabna j - 5/22/2007
 
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