Celebrating Eidul Fitr 2024: Embracing Our Moments of Joy and Gratitude

As the moon heralds the arrival of Eidul Fitr this April, it's not just a celebration marking the end of Ramadan, but a moment of reflection and gratitude for the journey we've embarked upon in 2024. This year, amidst its challenges and rewards, has been a testament to the resilience and spirit of our community.

As we gather with our loved ones to celebrate this joyous occasion, it's a poignant reminder of the beauty of the present moment and the myriad reasons we have to be grateful.

Virtual greeting card for the Eid Mubarak 2024

Entry-Level Pharma Sales: It's More Than Just a Job Search (Here's Why)

An image depict the struggle and opportunity for an entry level pharma sales

Are your interest piqued by the words ‘pharmaceutical sales’? For me, this is good to know because many online searchers, both fresh out of schoolers and seekers of a career change, are ending up staring at one of the pages on this blog.

But beyond the initial search, which is typically related to a position or a job, there's a whole new world waiting to be explored.

In this blog post, I’d like to go deeper into that world, and not just finding an entry-level position in a Pharma company. Let’s look at the exciting possibilities, essential skills, and valuable resources that can prepare you for success with the entry-level pharmaceutical sales.

Adjusting Your Sales Game During Ramadan

A salesperson is getting ready to break his fast during Ramadhan with dates in sight

I have not made it a ritual to remind others that Ramadan is approaching. That said, observant salespeople are going to add another unique challenge: maintaining their usual level of performance while observing the fast.

While the month brings spiritual blessings and a renewed sense of community, adjusting your daily routines can be troublesome.

In this blog post, I aim to arm you with practical tips to steer your work schedule during Ramadan without compromising your performance. We'll explore how to adapt your daily routine, prioritize tasks, and maintain peak energy throughout the month.

So, let’s get it on and get ready to conquer your sales goals while embracing the spirit of Ramadan.

Turning Work Trips into Budget Malaysian Family Adventures: Guide for A Salesperson

A family of a father (salesperson), wife and three kids are on an adventure cum working trip

If you’re a salesperson in Malaysia and your work involve traveling around, you want to mark your calendars right now. With Malaysian school holidays in full swing (except for those heroic SPM candidates, of course), it's the perfect time to consider a unique twist on your work trip.

What if, instead of just business as usual, you transformed your travels into unforgettable family adventures?

With a bit of planning and these budget-savvy tips, you can create lasting memories for you and your loved ones without compromising your professional commitments.

So, pack your bags, grab your curious crew, and get ready to experience Malaysia (or at least some parts of it) like never before.

From Pills to Probes: Why Selling Medical Devices Might Be Tougher Than You Think

A group of lab technicians working with their medical devices

Remember those tips I shared about making your medical sales devices training more productive? Hopefully, they've helped you navigate the multi-layered world of medical devices.

But today, I want to talk about this industry from a different angle. One that might surprise you: selling medical devices can be tougher than selling drugs.

Now, this is based on my personal experience, and things might vary depending on your specific role and company.

But just hear me out for a second…

Having jumped from the pharmaceutical side to medical devices once upon a time ago, I've noticed some key differences that make this field a bit more demanding.

How to Land a Job in Pharmaceutical Sales for 2024 and Beyond

So, you've got your sights set on the pharmaceutical sales world for 2024, huh?

It might be your smartest choice ever but don’t throw in the party yet. No doubt that this is a sector where you can really make a mark, not just in terms of a solid career but also in making a difference in people's lives.

(Why choose pharma sales job? Here’s my thought).

But let's not sugarcoat it. Breaking into pharma sales is like trying to get backstage at a sold-out concert (think Cold Play for Malaysians). Tough, but very rewarding once you're in.

I'm wearing my Hiring Manager hat for this post, to give you the lowdown on how to not just knock on the industry's door but kick it wide open.

Without further ado, let's dive in, shall we?

Unlocking Pharma Sales Success: Is NAPSRx's CNPR Certification Your Golden Key?

A group of would be pharma rep with their NAPSRx cert

NAPSRx stands for the National Association of Pharmaceutical Sales Representatives®, and it's basically a cool club for folks who want to rock the pharmaceutical sales world.

They offer this certification called CNPR, short for Certified National Pharmaceutical Representative, which is like a golden ticket if you're new to the scene or looking to step up your game in pharma sales.

The CNPR program covers all the juicy bits you need to know to thrive in the biz, from understanding the rules and regs of drug sales, getting down the medical lingo, to knowing your drug classes and how to sell them like a boss.

It's a way to show potential bosses that you've got the smarts and skills to talk shop with healthcare pros and get those drugs moving.

Now, some pharmaceutical companies are all about the CNPR certification. They see it as a big plus when they're hunting for new talent.

But, just like in life, different strokes for different folks—some might be more into your sales mojo or other creds you bring to the table.

If you're eyeing that CNPR certification, do a little homework first. Make sure it's going to help you hit your career goals and that the companies you're into actually dig it.