Attitude Makes All The Difference

As I get older, hopefully I’m becoming a little wiser and healthier, a lot less uglier, and much more appreciative.  I find tremendous satisfaction in hearing about the success of others. This past week I had a Salesforce “newbie” provide me the great news that they landed their 1st paid Salesforce position.  We connected back… Continue reading Attitude Makes All The Difference

SRTotD (Salesforce Random Thought Of The Day): Customers Losing Their Strongest In-House Technical Talent To Salesforce Themselves

Just spoke to a customer today who had this happen. My prediction: they’ll need at least 4-6 months (if not longer) to replace them. Not good…

Get Creative

This was such an exciting story, I had to wake up extra early just to write it… Meet Jeanne Moeller – she’s looking to continue her Salesforce career, particularly in Higher Ed, she’s considered a “Data Geek” and understands the value of good, clean data in a CRM. Here’s what she did: Made a tweet… Continue reading Get Creative

Please Don’t Do These

In the world of recruiting/contract staffing, the more ridiculousness I run into, the more I realize if I didn’t have a good relationship with the customers I work with, I would have been kicked to the curb long ago.  Here’s the latest, please don’t do these (for my sanity): 1. If you’re going to use… Continue reading Please Don’t Do These

A Career In Information Technology – The Great Neutralizer

I don’t think there are too many career paths that allow you the opportunities that a career in I.T. can provide. When it comes to financial growth and long term prosperity (and I know $ isn’t everything, but some may say it’s 2nd to oxygen), only a few occupations (also sales, business owner) will allow… Continue reading A Career In Information Technology – The Great Neutralizer

SRTotD (Salesforce Random Thought Of The Day): Blurred Lines (Salesforce Job Titles)

Administrators/Developers – both of these build “things” Solution Architects/Technical Architects – both of these architect “things” Too much overlap nowadays with job descriptions and associated titles I have us covered: I’ll ask Robin Thicke, Pharrell and T.I. to perform a remix at Dreamforce this year so we’re all clear

Holy Moly Batman!

Holy Moly Batman! Some things that worried me this week in Gotham City: 1. I post a contract position on a job board and someone I just placed on a contract applies – SHAZAM!  2. A Marketing Lead is unemployed as their previous employer went out of business for lack of customers – KAPOW! 3.… Continue reading Holy Moly Batman!

It’s Only A Matter Of Time – And Yours Will Come

Over the last 10 days or so, I’ve had 4 Salesforce Professionals get back to me with exciting news that they’ve landed a new Salesforce position, which was great to see. If you’re still in your pursuit, it’s only a matter of time.    And your time will come. If you have an interview queued up… Continue reading It’s Only A Matter Of Time – And Yours Will Come

SRTotD (Salesforce Random Thought Of The Day): Salesforce Certs And Internal Career Progression

Have you ever been passed over for a raise or a promotion for not having a specific Salesforce certification? Have you ever been denied an internal assignment or project from management for not having a specific Salesforce certification? Have you ever been shunned by your internal peers for not having a specific Salesforce certification but… Continue reading SRTotD (Salesforce Random Thought Of The Day): Salesforce Certs And Internal Career Progression

Understanding The Compensation

This is about as annoying as it gets, IMO. Employers, please don’t do this (this way), I see nothing but smoke and mirrors and a lot of potential ticked off candidates with a recruiter stuck in the middle. I received a job order yesterday (from a new employer) stating the salary was $120k.  I then… Continue reading Understanding The Compensation