The sales representative field is projected to grow 0.9% within the next decade, including medical sales representatives. Stand out among other applicants in the job market by creating an eye-catching cover letter to accompany your resume.

We’ve created four downloadable cover letter examples to get you on the way to improving your cover letter strategy. Whether you’re an entry-level applicant or you have many years of experience, check out our tips below.

Medical Sales Representative Cover Letter Checklist

A great medical sales representative cover letter contains these five elements:

1. Heading. Catch the reader’s attention using a stylized template to highlight your information which should include:

  • Your name, title, and contact info
  • The date you wrote the letter
  • The addressee’s details

2. Salutation. Greet the addressee by their name — Mr. or Ms. [Last Name]. If you’re unsure of the addressee’s gender pronouns, write their full name “Dear [First and Last Name].” If you’re uncertain of the hiring manager’s name, instead, write “Dear Hiring Manager.”

3. Introduction. Introduce yourself and your interest in the job with an attention-grabbing first paragraph.

4. Body paragraphs. Within the next two paragraphs of the letter, go into detail on any relevant professional experience, education, and skills you’ve acquired. Use a bulleted list to catch the reader’s eye, highlighting the most important points and making the letter visually appealing.

5. Closing section. Thank the hiring manager for their time and the opportunity. Use the close of your letter as a call to action (CTA). Ask for an interview invitation from the hiring manager. Finally, consider adding a P.S. section below your signature as one more chance to stand out and leave them with one last achievement.

Medical Sales Representative Cover Letter Examples and Templates

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Introduction

Use your introduction to grab the hiring manager’s attention and express your interest in the position. A great way to do this is by using one of the best accomplishments from your resume and turning it into a unique introduction of yourself. Make sure it’s something that you can speak to in a quantifiable way and relevant to the job. Be sure to mention what you’ve specifically accomplished, avoiding general facts about experience or education.

Good


In my six years with the Nipro Corporation, I created and led a two-day workshop for our surgical clients. I walked the surgeons through an educational presentation and provided hands-on training. I hope to share this same organization and leadership as a Senior Medical Sales Representative with Restech.

Bad


As a sales representative with over six years of experience, I’m qualified for this role of Senior Medical Sales Representative.

Body Paragraphs

The body paragraphs of your letter should describe your reason for wanting this job. Go into detail on what you admire about the organization and how it drove your interest in the position.

Here you can provide even more examples of accomplishments and results you’ve achieved in the form of numbers and positive outcomes. Share the educational and professional successes that you plan to bring to this new job. Again, be specific here and demonstrate what you’ve done with real-world examples.

Good


I believe in Restech’s approach in providing simple solutions to providers. I know you’re in search of a highly efficient, client-first salesperson. Based on my past achievements, I can help the team at Restech get results:

  • Consistently beat sales targets by at least 5% quarterly for four years employed with Nipro Corporation
  • Established a digital marketing campaign focusing on referrals, leading to an increase of referral base by 26%
  • Created a new client satisfaction survey, increasing client communication and insight

Bad


The job listing you posted states you need a sales representative with at least five years of experience, and I have six years of experience as a Medical Sales Representative. I would appreciate the opportunity to work for Restech.

My current accomplishments include:

  • Beating sales goals consistently year over year
  • Launching digital marketing campaigns to get more referrals
  • Creating client surveys that give insight into the client experience

Closing

Now is the time to bring in the CTA mentioned earlier. You want to give the hiring manager the next step by requesting to schedule an interview. Offer some direction in addition to thanking them for their time.

Additionally, a P.S. section under your conclusion and signature is a chance to feature one more achievement to leave a positive lasting impression.

Good


As your schedule allows, I want to set up an interview to talk more about how my individual client profiles can help Restech’s providers. Feel free to contact me with a time that is convenient for you.

Best regards,

Matthew Lane

P.S. — I would also like to tell you how the management team chose me to be a Field Sales Mentor.

Bad


Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to talking with you about my experience and learning more about the job opening.

Best,

Matthew Lane

Medical Sales Representative Cover Letter Examples (Text Format)

  • Entry-level
  • Mid-career
  • Senior-level

Matthew Lopez
Medical Sales Rep | [email protected] | (123) 456-7890 | 123 Address St., Minneapolis, MN 55111

January 1, 2021

Gary Smith
Talent Specialist
Restech
(123) 456-7890
[email protected]

Dear Mr. Smith,

In my six years with the Nipro Corporation, I created and led a two-day workshop for our surgical clients. I walked the surgeons through an educational presentation and provided hands-on training. I hope to share this same organization and leadership as a senior medical sales representative with Restech.

I believe in Restech’s approach in providing simple solutions to providers. I know you’re in search of a highly efficient, client-first salesperson. Based on my past achievements, I can help the team at Restech get results:

  • Consistently beat sales targets by at least 5% quarterly for four years employed with Nipro Corporation
  • Established a digital marketing campaign focusing on referrals, leading to an increase of referral base by 26%
  • Created a new client satisfaction survey, increasing client communication, and insight

As your schedule allows, I want to set up an interview to talk more about how my client profiles can help Restech’s providers. Feel free to contact me with a time that is convenient for you.

Best regards,

Matthew Lopez

P.S. — I would also like to tell you how the management team chose me to be a Field Sales Mentor.

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