As we go into the holiday season, one area you may want to continue to put some additional thought around is, how to increase your credibility in your Salesforce career journey into 2020. While there’s many facets that go into a successful interview (personality, attitude, background, experience, communication, etc.), and some you cannot change as… Continue reading Salesforce Career Seekers: Your Credibility
If you’ve had an interview, how are you following up? While I don’t believe there’s one approach that trumps them all, here’s 1 suggestion: 1. Within 24 hours of the interview, thanking them for their time. 2. Within 1 week to ask if any decisions have been made and if there are any additional questions… Continue reading Salesforce Career Seekers: Your Post-Interview Follow-Up Cadence
Credential inflation refers to the devaluation of educational or academic credentials over time and a corresponding decrease in the expected advantage given a degree holder in the job market. Credential inflation is thus similar to price inflation, and describes the declining value of earned certificates and degrees. ~Wikipedia While I’m far from an economist, this past… Continue reading Adverse Impact To Credential Inflation In The Salesforce Job Market
On December 10, 1914, Thomas Edison’s plant was engulfed in flames causing him to lose years of priceless records, work and prototypes. Thomas was at home and was alerted to hurry and get to his plant. He and his son quickly arrived to see everything he had worked for, disintegrate. How did Edison respond? He… Continue reading Interview Setback? How Edison Dealt With Adversity
Below is a quote that I think is relevant to your career search: “You cannot sell to someone who isn’t listening; word of mouth is the best medium of all; and dullness won’t sell your product/service, but neither will irrelevant brilliance.” ~Bill Bernbach (Pioneered creative advertising for Volkswagen – Think Small, Avis – We Try… Continue reading Salesforce Career Seekers: Providing A Reason to Listen
Over the last few years, I’ve become a strong advocate of writing and I encourage you to try it as well. I believe writing allows you to decompress, as well as the opportunity to help others. To summarize a stoic philosophical conversation: A philosopher was asked: “What was the objective of all the trouble over… Continue reading Salesforce Career Seekers: Why Write?
In the U.S., we just hit the official season of winter, and for many of us, that brings the colder weather, gloomier days, along with the potential for a little less motivation to do the things we want/need to do in our Salesforce career search journey. If we relate the winter months to your career… Continue reading Experiencing Cold, Gloomy Winters In Your Salesforce Career Search?
If you’re looking for an idea (or New Years Resolution) for 2020, how about: Allowing yourself to get slightly more uncomfortable with your career search. Being uncomfortable means something different to each of us, but whatever you did for 2019, can you add another step to the process to see if better results can be… Continue reading Salesforce Career Seekers: For 2020…
Salesforce Career Seekers – are you creating momentum and continuously moving forward as you work towards launching your Salesforce career? Or are you waiting for that perfect position to be thrown your way that allows you to work from home, make or exceed what the inflated salary surveys suggest, and jump right into a role… Continue reading Creating Momentum: Amelia Earhart Style
You’re never going into an interview empty handed, right?! but are you also leaving the interview without anything new written down? Suggestion: before the interview, make a mental note to write a few keywords that are being asked/discussed during the interview, hopefully without interrupting the flow. I believe this shows that you are engaged in… Continue reading Salesforce Career Seekers: Write It Down