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Discussion in 'Job-Seekers' started by Anonymous, Nov 13, 2008 at 3:16 AM.
I truly enjoyed the RMSR Certification. You can get more information at www.medicalsalescareer.com
Why not just call a med device company HR department and ask if they value AIMS or RMSR certification?
Thanks for the advice and I did call 8 HR depts at some of the top medical device companies and unfortunately only got to talk to 3 of them. The all said that medical sales industry training is certainly welcomed and preferred on resumes. They did not say which program was better but that either one should be helpful. One HR person said that you might be able to subsititute some medical terminology courses or a Health Science degree. One said that they did do key word searches on the resume looking for such training such as AIMS or RMSR.
True. I was experiencing the same thing. I was trying to break into the industry for about 9 months before I found out abou the RMSR Certification. I was a little skeptical at first so I did the research, called them up, etc. but I eventually purchased it. It took about 2 - 3 days for me to get the textbook and about 6 weeks to get through it. Passed the exam and not even a month after I was doing interviews. I do work for a smaller firm than I anticipated, but the pay is pretty good since I consistently exceed my goals. The niche that NAMSR has is a pretty good one, and putting it on my resume hasnt hurt me at all. I would consider it money well spent. Dont expect it to guarantee you a job, because you still gotta interview and impress employers, but at least it made them look at me to realize I can actually sell.
six weeks????? Are you kidding me! It took me Saturday and one hour on Sunday!
I have RMSR and I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. Waste of money and time. I took it off my resume after a sales manager was giving me hard time about it during my interview. Most important thing employers look for is a successful sales track record. Can you sell? Do you present well. Do you fit the image?
It is extremely comprehensive training. There is no way that a company or a sales manager would give anyone a hard time about getting educated in medical devices. Any training is good. I have to be very skeptical about the above blog, why would they be negative about vocational knowledge. Even if it was unaccredited it would have to only help no matter how in-depth it was.
I'm happy I read this thread before investing in a bag of worthless magic beans. I spoke with a resume writer who said the same thing. She reinforced the point that the job is about sales and everything you need to know about the company and the products they will teach you during training.
I know everyone is looking for a way to get into pharma sales, but investing in this program is counterproductive.
I took the advice of others who recommended a great resume writer who had experience working with b2b candidates and hired her. She gave me real advice for my resume and ways to get in front of a hiring manager. She even had recruiters she refered me to.
I couldn't agree more with the above poster. Take that RMSR off your resume before antoher hiring manager laughs you out of his office.
I'm just saying...
I disagree. Makes people look like they were unsuccessful at getting in so they went as far as paying some scheme. If you have it, keep i off resume.
I think the argument on this one is pretty simple. I personally took the RMSR for training purposes. Not really sure why you wouldnt want some form of training for the field you want to go into....besides that, a recruiter recommended it for me. It wasnt impossibly hard but it helped. For starters I had no clue there were so many different areas in med sales. At the end of the day, I could articulate my way through the interviews and I didnt need to "sell myself," just be myself.
The RMSR certificate is extreamly helpfull, it tought me the industry knowledge which i believe you should know before entering a job. Like a blog above said it is vocational trainning, and to me trainning never hurts, it just validates my experience and knowledge. As well the RMSR is accreditted nationally, i found this by calling the department of labor and education to make sure i was spending my money the right way. it is not for everyone, but if you can do it i recomend it it will give you a legs up in the industry, major companies do look for it.
Hello to everyone
I am a trainner for some Major Medical device companies, i have some used RMSR books that i am selling for $149. email me at email@example.com, this way you buy the book, and then pay only for the test it will save you some MONEY!!!
What is the cost to just take the test?
I would recommend the RMSR as it was the reason I was interviewed for a medical sales job with Intuitiv. From what I have learned is that if you lack industry knowledge or medical education this is the best program out there for entry level medical sales.
I am curious as to what your background is. I am 2 semesters away from completing my Bachelors of Science/Nursing (BSN), I have 2 years of clinical experience and prior to returning to college, I had over 15 years of successful sales(not in medical field).
I have heard good and bad reviews about the RMSR, but one of the concerns that I have is that I have had almost 4 years of Health Science Classes and two semesters of Pharm in addition to those; and I have heard that the material is very basic---did you find that to be true?
Thanks in advance for taking time to respond--I do appreciate it!