Any other PharmDs having trouble breaking into industry?
I’ve had 4 or so sales interviews and I just can’t close on the interview. Also looking into marketing and market access roles too. I had a market access interview last week at Sanofi but they did mention they’re interviewing others…
Any tips? Advice?

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Yes absolutely. I’m a PharmD who just graduated in 2021 with over a year of consulting experience. I know I don’t have much experience but these companies won’t even give me an interview lol. Quite discouraging.

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Life sciences consulting for IQVIA!

It sounds like you may not have the right look or vibe for a sales role if you can't get past the interview stage. I suggest applying for medical science liaison and medical affairs positions. These positions require more technical expertise and can be considered like post-sales support.

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Could you share those ideas specifically? I’m happy to message you directly. Interviewing is definitely a skill itself and I need to get it down- the process is almost a scam haha. The in-house nepotism is soo annoying for us “external” folks

I totally understand your confusion and frustration. I'm a nurse, worked in sales for 10+ years within the energy industry (I know, super random), and I also work as a nurse on weekends. I get contacted nonstop with unsolicited offers from large engineering firms, but can't get 1 interview within pharma, biotech, or medical device spaces. Then I see friends with history degrees get sales gigs selling to surgeons.....super frustrating.

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