“O, Recruiter, Recruiter – Wherefore Art Thou Recruiter?*

Recently, I was presenting the state of the Salesforce career market to a regional Salesforce user group and one of the attendees asked why we, as recruiters, “ghost” candidates. While I wasn’t all that familiar with that term as I have heard of ghosting in various aspects, most recently employees ghosting meaning they don’t show… Continue reading “O, Recruiter, Recruiter – Wherefore Art Thou Recruiter?*

The CRM Recruiter’s Top 25 Interesting Facts On Salesforce’s Beginnings

As we hit almost 20 years of when Salesforce 1st started (1999), and the company continues to have massive success in not only the CRM market but all of cloud computing, I was interested to read a little more about how Marc Benioff started the company and how some of the ideas the company now… Continue reading The CRM Recruiter’s Top 25 Interesting Facts On Salesforce’s Beginnings

The CRM Recruiter’s Book Review On: The AMPScript Guide – The Definitive Scripting Manual For Salesforce Marketing Cloud By: Eliot Harper, Adam Spriggs

With what’s known as the 4th industrial revolution upon us, the voice of the customer is that they want to be addressed and marketed to in a very personalized way, and rightfully so, as they know the information exists and therefore companies should utilize this data to help gain their interest. Any other approach that… Continue reading The CRM Recruiter’s Book Review On: The AMPScript Guide – The Definitive Scripting Manual For Salesforce Marketing Cloud By: Eliot Harper, Adam Spriggs

The CRM Recruiter’s Top 10.5 Takeaways From: Beyond CRM Basics: An MVP Guide To Expand Your Knowledge And Grow Your Career By: Deepa Patel

Deepa Patel’s book: Beyond CRM Basics, provides a great look into what a CRM project entails, and emphasizes the primary role of a CRM Business Analyst. Whether you’re a newcomer to a CRM project or a multi-year experienced professional, every chapter has insightful tips regarding how a CRM implementation can be completed successfully and what… Continue reading The CRM Recruiter’s Top 10.5 Takeaways From: Beyond CRM Basics: An MVP Guide To Expand Your Knowledge And Grow Your Career By: Deepa Patel

Week In Review As One Of Those No-Good, Self-Serving, Resume-Slinging, Commission-Driven, Recruiters.

This past week I was passively called out on LinkedIn for not continuing to stay in my career as a CRM delivery manager and instead becoming one of “those, there recruiters”. Now that it has been 2 years in this new profession, I thought it was good timing to write another article. Below are examples… Continue reading Week In Review As One Of Those No-Good, Self-Serving, Resume-Slinging, Commission-Driven, Recruiters.

The Right CRM Team Structure – Do You Have It?

It took years of planning. You (and a team of colleagues) spent months evaluating vendors, gathering requirements, building your CRM solution, and testing the product. You’ve just deployed a new CRM tool, had a major upgrade to an existing tool or released new functionality that will change the way your client facing staff interact with clients.… Continue reading The Right CRM Team Structure – Do You Have It?

Breaking Into Your CRM Career

As a former technical consultant turned recruiter, I occasionally get asked about how to get your first opportunity to work in a specific technology, when you have no prior experience. It’s always the catch-22, I can’t get experience if I don’t have it first, which I don’t believe is true if you apply some of… Continue reading Breaking Into Your CRM Career

Salesforce Technical Recruiting Market – Unqualified Applicants

As the demand for the Salesforce technical developer skillset continues, so does the number of nuances in the recruiting business that’s associated with it. If you’re new to the situation, I wanted to share some ideas of what I’m challenged with. (Note: this primarily applies to contract H1-B positions). Problem #2 – Unqualified Applicants (Please… Continue reading Salesforce Technical Recruiting Market – Unqualified Applicants

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A Specialized Generalist

As a recruiter (or inadvertently, a career advisor sometimes) we are often asked, what specific Salesforce technology (or clouds) should someone focus on and should they be a specialist in a specific area or more of a generalist? In Tim Ferriss’ latest video (in the comments) he suggests your best bet is striving to be… Continue reading A Specialized Generalist