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How to Make a Positive First Impression in Medical Sales Interviews

How to Make a Positive First Impression in Medical Sales Interviews

January 27, 2020

Are you planning to go for a medical sales interview soon? Then, if you really want this job, making a positive first impression is the key to opening the door to the heart of your employers or interviewers. When walking into an interviewing environment for the first time, your looks, body language and verbal expressions are major ways of giving your interviewer a clue about who you are and whether you are right for the medical sales position.

 Interviews are usually freaking and can suck out some energies out of you. However, you can make the time you will spend with your interviewer an exciting and memorable one if you are able to make a good and positive first impression. When you act contrary to both moral and professional ethics of medical sales position which you are being interviewed for, you might be making a negative impression about yourself.

 How do you make a positive impression on medical sales interviews? Here are some tips you must consider in order to let your interviewers know that you are just the right candidate for the job.

1. Get prepared

You must get prepared whether it’s your first medical sales interview or you have worked as medical sales personnel before and trying to get another company to work with. Just like it’s said that ‘preparation prepares you for successes, then you must make deliberate efforts to prepare for meeting with your employers. Preparing ahead of your interview will help you to reduce the stress and nervousness that comes with meeting an interviewer. You should also prepare yourself emotionally by increasing your self-confidence, courage and boldness.

2.  Look and dress professionally

One of the factors that will signal a positive first impression on your interviewer is how you dress to the interview. Make sure that you put on the right kind of dress that suits your interview and that makes you comfortable. Your dressing must be smart and modest especially if your interviewers are major of the opposite sex. Make sure that your hair and dress is clean and not rumpled. If you are just a graduate student, don’t dress like a student, see yourself as a colleague in the company and dress accordingly.

3. Express a warm, kind and polite behavior

 Immediately you step into the entrance of the company where you will be interviewed, make sure that you express a warm, kind and polite attitude. How you greet the security man at the entrance, or the receptionist is very important because you don’t know if your employers might ask for a recommendation about your attitude from these least expected persons. Exchange a warm greeting and smile with anyone you meet as you walk up to the interviewing environment. You should also make sure that you use the right words when getting into a conversation or rapport with your interviewer or anyone within the organization.

4. Don’t get in late

To make a positive first impression in medical sales interviews, you must show that you are an excellent time manager. You don’t have to keep your interviewers waiting for you. When you get to the interview at least 30 minutes before the interview time, you are giving your interviewer a positive signal about yourself. Arriving at interviews early will also give you some time to gather up your physical and emotional energy and to ease away the tension you might have come in with.

5. Have a firm and strong handshake

Having a firm and strong handshake with your interviewer or employer is a sign of confidence. It means you are not nervous and that you are emotionally balanced and ready for the job. It’s also a sign that you will be a good representative of the company.

6. Get ready to introduce yourself

One of the major questions that an interviewer will ask you is, “can you please tell me about yourself?” When answering this question, you must be brief, concise and at the same time give relevant information about yourself that your interviewer will be interested in. you should be brief when giving personal and academic information because your interviewer is more concern about your professional experience. This means that you should share detailed information about your professional experience and success profiles and how your previous employer has benefited from your success. Share your strength, abilities and why you think you are qualified for the job.