You’re a motivated, outgoing sales professional, driven to learn more about your company’s products and services and to build the best possible relationships with customers. There’s only one problem: So are all the other candidates for your biotech sales dream job.
When you’re in the running with other top candidates, how do you stand out?
One way to set yourself apart from the rest of the pack is to invest in relevant certifications. Certifications demonstrate that you’ve acquired key skills and information. They also show that you’re passionate enough about biotech sales to invest in your own continued learning and development.
Two certifications to help your biotech sales resume stand out:
The Registered Medical Sales Representative (RMSR) certification is administered by the National Association of Medical Sales Representatives (NAMSR). Courses and practice materials are available online, and you can take the test online as well.
NAMSR describes the RMSR certification as a credential that rewards training in the highly technical field of medical device and equipment sales and marketing. Its purpose is to help biotech and medical device sales professionals advance their knowledge and careers, as well as to help hiring managers make trustworthy decisions when evaluating candidates’ skills.
The NAPSRx focuses on pharmaceutical knowledge. Administered by the National Association of Pharmaceutical Representatives, the NAPSRx offers a biotech sales professional profound insight into the overlap between pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, two closely related industries. Earning this credential, which is most commonly seen in pharmaceutical sales professionals, demonstrates a broader view of your industry. It can also make you eligible for great jobs in pharmaceutical sales.
Both certifications demonstrate that you’ve attained a level of knowledge and commitment that your non-credentialed peers can’t match. These credentials can mean the difference between receiving a call for an interview – or even a job offer – and being passed over for other candidates.
At SMR Group, our recruiters connect passionate job-seekers to some of the best available sales and marketing jobs in the biotech, pharmaceutical and medical device industries. Contact us today to learn more.