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Continuing education is a requirement in some professional fields, but it’s valuable to every professional. By investing in continuing education for your marketing team, you improve their ability to handle change, tackle challenges, and respond positively to conflict. Here’s why – and how – to engage your marketing team with continuing education. Candidates increasingly demand… Read more »

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Working with a recruiter is a powerful way to set yourself apart from other sales and marketing professionals vying for jobs. To let your recruiter know that you’re serious about the job hunt, however, it’s important to be prepared when you speak to them – and to ask the right questions. Here are five questions… Read more »

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Onboarding is essential to a new hire’s success. During the onboarding process, a candidate gains their first impression of your team and company. They start to learn the specific processes by which your team succeeds and the values that give life to those processes. Here’s how to evaluate your onboarding process in order to spot… Read more »

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Pharmaceutical sales are a rapidly-growing industry. It’s not unusual for a sales professional in this field to be facing two or more job offers at the same time. While having multiple offers on the table is a great feeling, making the choice can also feel overwhelming at times. Here’s what to consider when it’s time… Read more »

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Sales and marketing are busy fields. Often, professionals in these areas want to improve their skills and knowledge, but have difficulty finding the time to focus on absorbing a great deal of new information. Enter the podcast. These short, prerecorded audio series are great for gathering new tips and tricks while commuting, working out or… Read more »

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So-called “passive” sales candidates are often anything but. These professionals are typically hard at work, achieving outstanding results … for another company in the medical device, biotech or pharmaceutical industries. As the market for strong sales professionals grows tighter, companies need to know how to appeal to passive candidates who are content with their current… Read more »

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High turnover can stem from a number of different causes, but the results are always the same: increased costs, stress and inconvenience for a manager and an entire team. Here are some of the top causes of high turnover and how to address them. The Cause: Noncompetitive Compensation Even if salaries are competitive, a weak… Read more »

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The popular conception of sales professionals is they are outgoing, talkative individuals who thrive on interacting with others. While many extroverted people do well in sales, some of the most successful sales professionals in the medical device field today are introverts by nature. They’re quieter, more thoughtful, and may need time alone to “recharge” after… Read more »

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Every company knows an outstanding sales professional is worth their weight in gold – and a mediocre one can drag down an entire team. But how do you determine which of your available candidates is a superstar in waiting? Here are some of the best practices for hiring sales professionals: Embrace introverts A common assumption… Read more »

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Every marketing professional lists the skills they believe are most relevant to the job on their resume. But which skills stand out to employers and set those candidates’ resumes apart from the rest of the stack? Here are the skills most likely to help a marketing professional impress hiring managers and recruiters: Digital Skills Whether… Read more »