I’ve been applying for entry level SDR/BDR positions within the tech industry and even sales rep positions wth pharmaceutical companies. I have been finding it difficult so far coming from someone who has a pharmaceutical science degree and has had a lot of experience in labs and recently as a drug analyst, but with 0 experience in sales. Any advice on how I can make my applications stand out (I have emphasized transferable skills).

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Apply for more. There’s so many openings and it’s high turnover so they’ll interview almost anyone honestly.

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Also, I'd think about some of the questions you were asked in previous interviews and come up with better answers through interview coaching etc

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What are you having trouble with? Getting interviews or getting offers. Entry level SDR/BDR you can definitely get.

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I’ve been having trouble getting interviews at tech companies, not so much with science-based ones though.

If your tech skills are something you have worked on and gained an edge you will be able to transition easily. Usual requirements are tech or sales background, a strong drive and eager to hunt

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I have coached several "non-sales" people into great sales reps. Keep in mind that just because you don't have "sales rep" on your resume, you probably have several of the necessary skills. It is likely a matter of rewriting your resume to highlight those skills in a way that is recognizable to sales leadership.

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