If you have been fretting overwriting cover letters for positions that have lots of experience to boast of, wait until you come across those that have nothing to brag about – like that of an entry-level pharmaceutical sales representative.
Pharmaceutical Sales Cover Letters are less challenging to write if they you have a lot to talk about.
Your experiences, skills, and accomplishments take up most of the space on a cover letter.
However, when you are applying for an entry-level Pharmaceutical Sales job, you do not have this privilege.
Fortunately, you have other things that you can offer to an employer when you are applying for a first job. Such as:
• Current knowledge of the Pharmaceutical industry
• A fresh take on work since you are a new graduate
• Buffed up skills that are particular to the job
• A deep interest in making an impression
All these are very important for an employer. While these do not replace experience, they lead an employee towards success – something that every employer wants. So you are actually at an advantage if you are applying for an entry-level position.
An entry-level pharmaceutical sales representative will need to be well-versed in two areas –pharmaceutical industry knowledge and sales acumen. If he can show a prospective employer that he can combine the two to bring about positive results (an increase in sales), he will be instantly hired. And how can he do this? By reading the following sample cover letter for this position and emulating it to write his own:
Entry Level Pharmaceutical Sales Cover Letter No Experience
118 Maple Ave
Charleston, WV 20124
September 13, 2019
Ms. Linda Mathews
Manager of Human Resources
Publicis Touchpoint Solutions
546 Doc Baily Road
Charleston, WV 25313
Dear Ms. Mathews:
It is with great enthusiasm that I am applying for a pharmaceutical sales representative position at Publicis Touchpoint Solutions. I am the best contender because my skills are finely aligned with your requirements mentioned in your advertisement.
Having recently obtained a bachelor’s degree in sales from West Virginia State University, I am now ready to take on the role of a pharmaceutical sales representative. Since I have performed my final year internship at Astellas Pharmaceuticals, I believe that this is the area where my sales skills are finely tuned. This background will be especially beneficial to your company.
Specifically, I offer the following qualifications:
• Expertise in educating healthcare professionals about approved product indications, safety profiles, and patient care.
• Proficient in establishing sales goals by delivering exact value to healthcare professionals through differentiated products and services.
• Familiar with conducting sales presentations to targeted customers, ensuring high levels of calls and field productivity.
I believe that these qualifications are sufficient to assure an interview; therefore, we should meet soon. I can be reached at (444) 444-4444 if any further information is needed regarding my candidacy.
Thank you for your time and consideration.