MedReps has been a consistent and reliable source for talent. I would consider it one of our primary tools in recruiting for the sales force.
Alpharetta, GA (PRWEB) February 04, 2015
MedReps.com (http://www.medreps.com/), a job board for medical sales representatives, is celebrating 15 years of connecting employers and recruiters with experienced industry professionals. Although the job search landscape has changed since the dawn of the 21st century, medical sales job seekers continue to find MedReps.com to be a valuable tool. In fact, a survey of 700 members found one in six received a job offer as a result of using the site.
The website was founded in 2000 by a group of medical sales recruiters who wanted an easier way to find skilled professionals in the field. Since its launch, the company has been listening to the feedback from its community of users to improve the site, said Robyn Melhuish, Communications Manager at MedReps.com.
“MedReps.com takes pride in the fact that we're always evolving,” Mellhuish said. “Our ability to embrace change is part of what's kept us relevant for the last 15 years.”
Those first users of MedReps.com -- job posters and job seekers alike -- found considerable success on the site and passed the word along to their friends in the industry. Word of mouth continues to be the primary source of traffic for the site. In fact, three out of five members were referred to the site by a friend or colleague in the industry.
“A lot of people said MedReps.com is the place to go to find out what’s going on in the industry and what jobs are open,” said Lisa McCallister, Recruiting Consultant, SPHR, CONMED. “Over time, MedReps has been a consistent and reliable source for talent. I would consider it one of our primary tools in recruiting for the sales force.”
Those who uploaded their resumes to the database and used MedReps.com to actively search for a job had the best chances of receiving an offer, the survey also showed.
The approach worked for Sean Hastings, who landed a new job in medical sales in less than six months using MedReps.com. Using the mobile app, Hastings found the position that was right for him.
“I do the majority of my work from my phone,” Hastings said. “MedReps has a wonderful phone app, once it is set up on a computer. You can pick the resume and cover letter to send to potential employers.”
To celebrate its 15th anniversary, the company also compiled an infographic looking back at major advancements in technology, medicine, and science since the dawn of the 21st century. Some major breakthroughs include:
- The completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003
- The rise of social media including LinkedIn in 2003, Facebook in 2004, and YouTube in 2005
- The launch of the first iPhone in 2007, followed by the first CareerBuilder job search app in 2008
- The condensing of the pharmaceutical industry from 34 large companies to just seven major players in 2010
To view the infographic, click here: http://www.medreps.com/medical-sales-careers/15-year-infographic/.