Cover Letter for a Pharmaceutical Sales Job

If a Job With High Salary and Incentives is Appealing, Check out Pharma Sales

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The pharmaceutical industry is one of the most lucrative career paths a sales person can choose, but it is also one of the most volatile and demanding. The salaries and bonuses can be extremely high, but it is also highly competitive and very difficult to get your foot in the door. 

In order to get your application even viewed, you need to sell yourself shamelessly. The best way to do this is through networking.

By attending industry conference, networking events and connecting with people on LinkedIn, you can meet leaders in the field and even get linked to potential opportunities. 

When it comes time to apply, you'll have an advantage over the other candidates since your name and face will be recognized. Particularly in sales, people expect sales persons to be aggressive and persistent, so networking can be a huge asset to your career. 

Use your cover letter to demonstrate your knowledge about the company and its product base. For instance, if the company focuses on biologics rather than medicines with broad appeal, you need to mention that as it's a huge differentiating factor for the company. Showing that you understand the difference means that it will be easier to train you on pharmaceutical regulations, drug specifics and safety information once hired. 

Below is an example cover letter you can use to build your own.

 

Sales Cover Letter Example

Cover letter contributed by Gwen Harrison, CPRW, Resumes for Less.

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Employer's Name
Company
Address
City, State, Zip

Dear Salutation LastName,

A successful consultative sales person has the ability to develop and nurture long-term relationships. My success in this area is well documented.

My customers will tell you I am efficient and organized; a helpful people person with superior follow-through; and excellent at building rapport and fostering mutually beneficial relationships. My supervisors look at the bottom line and acknowledge my overall contributions to the company.

Although my enclosed resume is practical in nature, it cannot convey the full level of my eagerness to undertake new challenges. I would like to continue my successful growth in the field of pharmaceutical sales. You will find that I am a rapid learner with a great deal of excitement and enthusiasm in all my endeavors.

I know I will make a positive contribution to [Company Name], and look forward to discussing my capabilities in more detail. I am available for a personal interview at your convenience. I know you are busy, and have many applications to review, so please let me know if you wish to further discuss your requirements and my ability to meet them. Thank you for your time and consideration.

Sincerely,

Your Name

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