Why does someone buy a book when they don’t really know exactly what’s inside? It could be a little risky, right? But risk is reduced because: – It was recommended to them from someone else (your referrals) – They read the front or back covers and it intrigued them (your resume or LI profile) –… Continue reading Salesforce Career Seekers: Buying A Book VS Interviewing You (An Analogy)
Do you have: nerves of steel, or nerves of play-doh? I’m in my 40’s now, have been through my fair share of nerve-racking experiences and I still get a little nervous when speaking to C-Level Execs. Some of the things I tell myself that might be helpful for others when interviewing: – They were once… Continue reading Salesforce Career Seekers: Interviewing Nervousness…
In having a heart to heart with a hiring manager yesterday, the #1 challenge she has is the amount of false information she finds on a resume. The resume shows that the candidate appears to be a water-walker, which then entices her to interview, but as soon as a few questions are raised on their… Continue reading Bamboozle, Bluff, Deceive, Dupe, Embellish, Hoodwink, Mislead, Misinform, Trick
I’m not saying to live on LinkedIn all day, every day, by scrolling, liking and consuming content, as that probably will not get you much closer to landing a position. What I am saying is to engage, post and well, “be social”. If you’re consistent, it helps build awareness and occasionally it might catch the… Continue reading Salesforce Career Seekers: The Importance Of Being Social On Social
I don’t know THE reason But I know A possible reason (or two or many): – You’re not what they need – They went another direction – They’re way too “busy” – They hired internally – Their budget was cut – They don’t care to make a decision – Management changed – You are (this… Continue reading Why Are You Being Ignored (AKA Ghosted)?
Stage: 1999, last semester of college, Hewlett-Packard was hosting a career day in Atlanta Me: New suit and shoes, resumes printed (on resume paper, mind you), black portfolio in hand; So Fresh, So Clean (for you OutKast fans) Short intro with the interviewer (a techie), he didn’t care about my resume (why would he? I’m… Continue reading Throwback Tuesday: Interview Flops
Not Salesforce Flow. Rather: Interview flow. Or said more politely: shut-up some One of the more difficult pieces of feedback that I receive from a hiring manager is: “Chris, Fire-Mouth Fred didn’t let me get a word in during the interview” Yes, I realize that you have a limited amount of time during an interview… Continue reading Salesforce Career Seekers: Flow
Are you talented? Do you have at least 3+ years of either prior Salesforce consulting experience with a SI or have worked on multiple complex transformations in the industry? Have you thought about going the independent route? I think most have. What’s holding you back? Asked another way: Have you worked with independents that didn’t… Continue reading SRTotD (Salesforce Random Thought Of The Day): Going Independent
The intent is to hopefully pick up a piece or two of wisdom to store in your back pocket as you continue your search. This individual specifically pointed out that it was not their current skill set but rather their potential that Accenture Federal Services saw. Also, they expressed how flexible they needed to be… Continue reading Salesforce Career Seekers: I Wanted To Share A Success Story That Was Brought To My Attention.
If you’re adding your resume to the stack of 50 that’s already on a hiring manager’s desk collecting dust mites, that’s probably not where you want it to be. Another idea: allowing your work to speak for itself. It’s up to you to show why your work (projects, articles, dev org prototypes, problem/solutions you’ve thought… Continue reading Salesforce Career Seekers: Dust Mites Love Resumes