Nostalgia – the positive kind.

It’s interesting how nostalgia comes into play, especially in your career. The “good ole days” one may call it. Often it’s a feeling of joy bringing back your career confidence of yesteryear. Maybe, it’s you diving into code that you haven’t seen in years and remembering quickly how it all works. Maybe, you’re a seasoned… Continue reading Nostalgia – the positive kind.

Salesforce Career Seekers: You control one thing.

Your effort. You don’t control: if you get passed over. if the recruiter ghosts you. if the company cancels on you. if someone on the team doesn’t care for you. if you don’t get any feedback after an interview. if the company drags their feed in making a decision. if the offer is extremely lower… Continue reading Salesforce Career Seekers: You control one thing.

Acres of Diamonds (Salesforce Style)

A parable about a farmer who left his land to go search for diamonds elsewhere (sadly he ended up drowning himself when he couldn’t find them), but low and behold he was sitting on a diamond mine in his own backyard. Maybe, you’re also sitting on a diamond mine in your current Salesforce org. A… Continue reading Acres of Diamonds (Salesforce Style)

Thinking of going the independent contractor route?

Yesterday, I posted about giving this a try, if you’ve been considering it. Coincidentally, I had a full time employee call me that’s taking this path but didn’t know what their hourly rate should be. I advised not to take your annual salary and divide by 50 (or 52) or however many weeks you work… Continue reading Thinking of going the independent contractor route?

Thinking of going the independent contractor route?

I would suggest to go for it, try it, see if you like it, you could always go back to full time if it doesn’t work out. IMO, I would not suggest it if you don’t have at least around 8+ years of solid experience first (ideally from consulting, or have a technical background, or… Continue reading Thinking of going the independent contractor route?

Salesforce Career Seekers: “You Don’t Have To Pay Me, Just Give Me Something Real”

These were the words of Bill Bilichick, coach of the New England Patriots NFL Team, when he was applying for his 1st football coaching position. I realize the Patriots are not in the Superbowl this year, but I thought his story is still inspiring since today is Superbowl Sunday for the U.S.. When Bill finished… Continue reading Salesforce Career Seekers: “You Don’t Have To Pay Me, Just Give Me Something Real”

Salesforce Career Seekers: Why This Path?

If you’re currently on or are thinking about pursuing a career as a Salesforce professional, why is that? Is it strictly for the tangibles (salary, prosperity, longevity, culture, etc.)? Once you land something, will you be satisfied? Or asked a different way: At this moment, do you truly enjoy being overwhelmed with the setbacks, the… Continue reading Salesforce Career Seekers: Why This Path?

Salesforce Career Seekers: Trailhead Badges – Collecting or Connecting

Which are you doing? Which do you think is more valuable? Questions that you might want to ask yourself: Am I gaining real knowledge or is this considered trivia? Is what I’m learning applicable to landing my 1st position? Can I relate them directly to a job description? Am I retaining or just doing? Is… Continue reading Salesforce Career Seekers: Trailhead Badges – Collecting or Connecting

Salesforce Career Seekers: Your January

How did you do? Did you hit the new year running like you had planned back in December? Maybe not. Maybe you hit some unexpected obstacles. Maybe you let some distractions tilt you off course. Maybe you didn’t get the call back for the interview that you were hoping for. Maybe you didn’t pass that… Continue reading Salesforce Career Seekers: Your January

Salesforce Career Seekers: Restating The Obvious To Help You Standout

How about using the job description of the position you’re applying for to be the focus of your objective on your resume? For example (Salesforce Admin position I found from LI): Responsibilities include: -Interviewing stakeholders to understand needs and outlining solutions in Salesforce -Creating and/or testing automation processes -Manipulating data -Working with the development team… Continue reading Salesforce Career Seekers: Restating The Obvious To Help You Standout