Salesforce Newcomers: Odds and Craps

If you’ve thought the odds are not favorable in landing your 1st Salesforce position, maybe it’s better to have the mindset that you’re just not good at predicting odds. Unlike, Craps, and getting a seven-out, you get as many rolls as you want. And like a casino, the Salesforce job market isn’t closing. Keep throwing… Continue reading Salesforce Newcomers: Odds and Craps

Salesforce Newcomers: Are you doing yourself a disservice?

Meaning: You know companies need help, and can use someone’s service, expertise, background and skills to help them improve their Salesforce functionality. And that someone could be you. But you also know, you’re not quite where you need to be, yet. And you also know, it’s only on you to get to that level. And… Continue reading Salesforce Newcomers: Are you doing yourself a disservice?

Processing Feedback

How do you receive feedback? Especially, if it wasn’t what you were expecting. The kind that might bruise your ego. And have you thinking, “what do they really know, anyhow?”. Or “that’s just their opinion.” Rather than taking it all as a negative, can you consider the feedback as a gift? As the individual took… Continue reading Processing Feedback

Titles vs $

When you’re looking to make a change, does the title of the new position carry much weight to you? As long as the responsibilities, career progression, and salary are in line with what you’re looking for. Also, do you feel as you get further along in your career, titles matter more? Because if you take… Continue reading Titles vs $

Salesforce Newcomers: Short-Term vs Long-Term Thinking

Are you willing to sacrifice being incompetent, embarrassed, awkward, and uncomfortable in the short-term? In order to grow, get better, and achieve your ultimate goal in the long-term?

Taking recruiters through the weeds.

Part of the external recruiter’s job is to feel comfortable with the candidate that we’re submitting. And usually to provide a brief summary of why we think the person we’re submitting is a good fit. Yes, I know many times you feel the conversation will go way over our heads (or may even be a… Continue reading Taking recruiters through the weeds.

A thought on your Salesforce job security (and rice)

If someone can write down exactly how you need to perform your job duties, there’s a good possibility someone else can do it.  Cheaper and maybe even faster than you… Some may be OK with that, but I don’t think that’s the ideal position that YOU want to be in for your career success and… Continue reading A thought on your Salesforce job security (and rice)

Salesforce Career Seekers: Slot Machine Analogy

Maybe a good way to look at landing your 1st Salesforce position is to consider the process as a slot machine. One that doesn’t require money. Rather, one that needs time, focus and energy. Which allows you to pull the handle over and over. Each day you get a new pull. Most days you’ll get… Continue reading Salesforce Career Seekers: Slot Machine Analogy

Salesforce Newcomers: Keeping your head above water

Do you feel that it’s a continuous challenge to keep up with all the Salesforce skills that you “need” to master? Suggestion: Rather than being overwhelmed, and getting frustrated because you don’t know what to turn to next, try to focus on continuing to thoroughly understand the top 5-7 that are considered core. And really know these… Continue reading Salesforce Newcomers: Keeping your head above water

You’re not a tree.

If you feel that your career is not progressing, it’s up to you to change it. Occasionally, I have people reach out to me saying they’re looking for new opportunities. Then 6, 12, 18+ months later, I look them up, and they’re still in the same position at the same company. Maybe things have drastically… Continue reading You’re not a tree.