Salesforce Newcomers: 4 core elements to your success

Intelligence Energy Integrity Patience Any others?

Ever feel like a fraud?

When you find someone else’s solution online, and determine that it solves your particular problem. A much faster solution, then say, starting from scratch. You copy and paste or recreate it, maybe just changing a few variable names. Possibly leaving all the comments and notes that the original solution had. Voila, “we” did it. And… Continue reading Ever feel like a fraud?

The “Passion” question during an interview…

Do you feel this is a legitimate question that should be asked? If so, is it then OK to BS our way through it, with the hopes to provide an answer that the interviewer might be wanting to hear? I think this is one of those questions that might necessarily be looking for the real,… Continue reading The “Passion” question during an interview…

The meeting invite that you send gets declined.

With no explanation why… You wonder, “what’s up with that?” And although, you probably don’t take it too personal, it may catch you off-guard, and possibly cause you to feel unappreciated for a brief moment.


Why would a user ever do that? The Salesforce logic I put in place wasn’t prepared to handle that type of crazy scenario. How on earth did they think that was going to work? That use case is definitely news to me… Can’t they just do exactly what they said they would do when they… Continue reading “Why?

IT Works!

How often do we find a solution online, manipulate it a little, plug it into our org, and miraculously the problem is solved? Not really knowing how or why it corrected the problem, or how much extra logic was added that actually wasn’t needed to begin with. Thinking: “Oh well, it doesn’t matter, it works,… Continue reading IT Works!

Salesforce Newcomers: Working Remote Questions

Do you feel you can be just as productive and effective at your 1st position if you were remote versus being in an office? Particularly, if you were in a team setting with more experienced Salesforce professionals. Would it be easier to go over and speak to someone to brainstorm an idea in person, versus… Continue reading Salesforce Newcomers: Working Remote Questions

Salesforce Newcomers: Research Your Interviewer

If you know who you’re interviewing with, can you formulate a few questions specific to them to show that you’ve done a little research? In doing so, you may find out that they’re relatively new to the organization, and may not have all the answers for those questions that are more “deep”. If you feel… Continue reading Salesforce Newcomers: Research Your Interviewer

Salesforce Newcomers: Your Reputation

As big as the Salesforce ecosystem appears, I think it’s probably one of the most well-connected groups in the tech industry. Which can help get your name out there. Try to make sure it’s all positive and not burn any bridges along the way. I know unprofessionalism can happen on all sides of the process.… Continue reading Salesforce Newcomers: Your Reputation

The waiting game…

The slightly under qualified job applicant is waiting for a company to respond. That same company is still waiting for the “perfect” candidate to apply. That “perfect” candidate that they’re waiting to apply, coincidentally, is also waiting for another company to respond. And the cycle continues…