What Character Traits Should Hiring Managers and Employment Agencies Look for in Great Sales Candidates?

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That’s a great question.  Hiring managers tend to agree that sales positions are hard to fill  According to sales training giant Rain Group, “It takes an average of three months for a new seller to be ready to interact with buyers, nine months for them to be competent to perform, and 15 months for them… Read more »

Hiring Managers Ask: “What Exactly Is Talent Management And How Should I Approach It?”

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We’re all familiar with the term “talent scout.” It’s a term we normally associate with professional sports scouts.  But as hiring managers aren’t we always on the lookout for talented professionals, in every employee we hire or attempt to recruit?  Isn’t this especially true for top-notch sales talent?  I think we would also agree that… Read more »

The Hiring Manager’s Conundrum: “I’m Just Not Happy With My Overall Quality Of Hire. But Is It Measurable?”

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I think we would all agree that Today’s Hiring Managers are literally in a daily battle to hire top talent, especially sales talent. But does simply filling positions sometimes eclipse the real goal of hiring the best talent available? Hiring the right employee for the right position is loosely known as “quality of hire”. Linked… Read more »

The Number One Question Asked By Job Seekers: “I Can’t Get A Job Offer. What’s The Secret?”

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OK, so we’ve all been here before. You’re on the job boards and the social portals applying for multiple jobs per day. These are jobs that seem to fit your skillset, experience, and education. It’s just a matter of time, right? And…nothing. Don’t take it personally, and don’t fall into the trap of getting despondent…. Read more »

Are Your Hiring Time Horizons Too Long? If So How Can You Optimize Them?

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This is a loaded, and somewhat vague, question. I’m sure we’ve all tried to answer it at some point and probably come away empty. There are valid answers, however, and you came to the right place to get them. I think it’s fair to say that staffing professionals, in general, would concur that the sooner… Read more »

Best Ways to Network in Your Medical Sales Career

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Sales professionals thrive on strong relationships, which means that a robust network is a must. When you have a well-developed list of connections, you have the assistance you need to meet nearly any challenge, from connecting with a new potential customer to finding the right position or promotion for you.  Here’s how to network effectively… Read more »

Need to Hire Biotech Marketing Leaders? 7 Traits to Look For

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Biotech marketing is one of the most exciting and fast-paced fields available today, and marketing teams need good leaders who can help their companies stay competitive. While good managers are often good leaders, management and leadership aren’t identical skill sets. Seven Traits to Look for in Biotech Marketing Leaders Listening The best leaders put listening… Read more »

Hard-Pressed to Find Great Biotech Sales Reps? Here’s What to Do.

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If you struggle to find talented biotech sales reps for your organization, it’s easy to blame the market. However, there are a host of talented people in the market who are making an impact every day. So why can’t you find them? The problem could be your recruiting methods. Waiting to start a search until… Read more »

Is Your Biotech Recruiting Strategy Missing THIS Essential Piece?

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Finding the best sales and marketing talent can be difficult for biotech companies. Even when you’ve planned your hiring process, chosen specific screening criteria and changed the way you interview, you may find the best candidates are slipping through your fingers. If this sounds familiar, your recruiting strategy may be missing one essential piece: a… Read more »

Should You Provide Certification Opportunities for Your Sales Staff?

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We’ve talked about certifications that can help move sales staff forward – but should your company take the lead on providing these opportunities to your sales staff? Here’s why putting certification options in front of your teams can be one of the best decisions you ever made: It raises the bar. Making certification opportunities visible… Read more »