Pharmaceutical interview questions are tailored to know your ability to sell products and sustain yourself under immense work pressure. Your answers bring forth your skills to the fore. You need to show to the interviewers that you have all that in you which takes to be a perfect pharmaceutical sales representative.
Some important pharmaceutical interview questions are:
- Why do you want a job in pharmaceutical sales?
The answer to this question must include your need as well as the need of the interviewer.
- Tell me about an incident when you convinced someone professionally?
Talk about the probing questions asked by a customer and how you took pains to put all his concerns to rest. Explain in details how you went about convincing the customer. Be sure you talk about a real situation and be honest with your answer. The answer must send out a strong message that you can work with others under any circumstances.
- Which work related accomplishment are you most proud of and why?
This question gives you an opening to talk about yourself. Here you get a chance to show your desire to perform and show your work ethics. You can also display your communication skill here.
- What are your responsibilities at your current position?
As the interviewer wants to know more about your job tell him in details about the responsibilities and your approach. Here again you get a chance to show your work ethics and commitment toward your job.
- Tell me about a competitive aspect of your nature?
Talk how you worked hard to prepare your self for your board exams or how you organized your team and put them on a winning streak. If you have something to talk about sales where in your efforts edged out your rival then it would work better.
- What positive things did your last boss have to say about you?
Answer this question with attributes that the interviewer is on the look out for.
- How did you prepare for this interview?
For this question, come out with an honest answer. Tell the interviewer in gist your performance evaluation process. The interviewer in fact wants to know whether you know these things and your areas of improvement.
- What did your supervisor list as your areas of improvement on your last performance evaluation?
- Tell me about one of your weaknesses.
Talk about weaknesses which can be construed as a positive aspect of your nature. Answers like I am do not become complacent after I am acclaimed can strongly work in your favor.
Other important questions are:
- Why do you want to leave your present company?
- Tell us what you know about our company?
- Why do you want to work for our establishment?
- Tell us some thing about your toughest class? Why? What was your final grade?
- On a scale of 1-10 how do you rate yourself as a performer?
- Why do you give yourself so high/low marks?
- What do you like the least about your current position?
If you have convincing answers to the above questions you can prove your worth to the interviewers.