Feb 20, 2020 - 01:09 PM
You can begin building your network while still in school, introducing yourself to sales and marketing reps who make on-campus visits, or appear at industry events and trade shows. Reaching out to other pharmacists who are already working in the industry (or practicing ones with good industry connections) is an effective way to get advice, information, and referrals that can help uncover good opportunities, and ultimately get you referred into a sales or marketing role in the industry. Many companies visit pharmacology schools every year, so take advantage of campus-sponsored recruiting opportunities, even if you have already graduated.
As with any professional-level job search, identify your niche and target specific companies or opportunities. Make yourself known to companies you want to join, and use your resume to show them how you stand out. And be prepared for a drastic lifestyle change once you join.