Salesforce Newcomers: Being Judged

Are you worried that the Salesforce work that you want to publish isn’t good enough? Possibly thinking if something you showcase is incorrect that you’ll be “judged”? Sitting on your ideas, debating if it’s really going to help you land a position? This entire process is all just in your head. Please push through the… Continue reading Salesforce Newcomers: Being Judged

SRTotD (Salesforce Random Thought of the Day): Salesforce’s Talent Search

If you’re a high caliber Salesforce Engineer or Architect and haven’t been contacted by Salesforce yet. I think it’s just a matter of time before they find you. 1,677 open technical positions on LinkedIn and counting (in the U.S. alone).

Your Salesforce Org

I was thinking of drawing a possible representation of a Salesforce org that either you’re currently inheriting or you might have inherited in the past, and the below came to mind. Maybe it’s safe to say, if yours looks like a shiny, red Corvette, consider yourself very lucky. For everyone else, please take it 1 day… Continue reading Your Salesforce Org

Food for thought – it is Taco Tuesday after all.

I was reviewing a sophisticated Data Scientist’s resume yesterday, over 12 years experience, 5 different positions, Masters from Stanford, a real heavy hitter, IMO. Resume length = 1 page, 5-6 impactful bullet points in each position, no random bold keywords, rather meaningful, compact, and impressive. Then I review a Salesforce Admin/Developer’s resume, 5 years experience,… Continue reading Food for thought – it is Taco Tuesday after all.

Manager’s juggling act

Yes, you would like the manager to provide feedback from the interview. And you’re wondering why it’s taking so long. Unfortunately, the below sketch is probably how the manager’s day looks from the beginning to the end. Getting back to you is somewhere in the mix. Suggestion: try to catch them as their work day… Continue reading Manager’s juggling act

Salesforce Newcomers: Drinking from the firehose

If you haven’t heard this expression before, you probably will at some point. Especially in consulting, when you’re put on a project and expected to get up to speed very quickly. Such as: understanding business processes, who the internal and client team members are/how to work with them, what decisions have been made, what technologies are… Continue reading Salesforce Newcomers: Drinking from the firehose

The anxiety of leaving…

I have to imagine most of us have felt some level of uneasiness when it comes to putting in our resignation notice. I know I have… Asking ourselves: when, how, who 1st, what communication medium, etc. Unfortunately, the worry itself may even cause us to stay put. Any tips or suggestions that have helped you… Continue reading The anxiety of leaving…

Salesforce Newcomers: Your Work

If your resume is being evaluated against someone else’s, and they are on par with each other. How can you distinguish yourself? One way, is by having a link to your personal project portfolio. To your website, blog, code repository, YouTube channel, or any other medium. Please don’t think they’re a waste of time, as… Continue reading Salesforce Newcomers: Your Work

Salesforce Newcomers: Frustrations and Cakewalks

If you’re currently feeling like the images on the left. Don’t fret, we’ve all been there. Eventually, things turn around, and can become a cakewalk.

Salesforce Career Seekers: Are you on their radar?

The Hiring Manager (or HR or the Recruiter) that is. Not law enforcement. If a week has went by and you haven’t heard anything, reach back out and ask for an update to reiterate your interest. Sometimes, people lose track of time or their priorities shift and they might forget to let you know where things… Continue reading Salesforce Career Seekers: Are you on their radar?