When applying for a position, have you tried to match your resume as close as you could to the job description for all the areas that are applicable? Or do you have only 1 general version of your resume that you use for every submission? Have you noticed any better results taking one approach versus… Continue reading Salesforce Newcomers: Job Descriptions And Your Resume
In Gordon Lee‘s great Dreamforce presentation yesterday, he described how he helped a barista land her 1st Salesforce position, and the challenges she ran into which may be similar to what you’re facing. In the slides below, he highlighted: The Trust Gap – Employers are unsure and may not be confident you can do the… Continue reading Salesforce Newcomers: Creating Your Own Experience
Indian Entrepreneur and Investor Naval Ravikant describes a few different variations of luck from the book: The Almanack of Naval Ravikant. 1. Blind luck or fate 2. Becoming sensitive to luck by spotting it 3. Having a unique brand and you’re identified for it 4. Persistence – which I think is the most important and… Continue reading Salesforce Newcomers: Luck
Occasionally, I get asked and more than likely you even ask yourself. Should you apply for a position, knowing that you don’t meet all of the “requirements”. I think Kevin Kelly (prolific writer and co-founder of Wired magazine) said it as good as anyone. “Your best job will be one that you were unqualified for… Continue reading Salesforce Newcomers: Should You Apply?
Have you heard or tried this approach to help you learn your Salesforce material? You’d divide a sheet of paper into 4 sections (the system advises writing versus typing). The 4 Sections include: Topic/Title (at the top) – the objective of the lesson Notes/Facts (2/3 of the center) – helps you remember the key points… Continue reading Salesforce Newcomers: Cornell Notes
How much repetitive practice are you putting in on some of the core skills that are needed? Do you come up with multiple variations of how to complete a given task, or do you just do it once and consider it good enough? As boring and monotonous as it may seem, you may find it’s… Continue reading Salesforce Newcomers: Practice on the Essentials
I recently read a quote by comedian Jerry Seinfeld that I thought might be fitting: “Find the torture that you’re comfortable with and you’ll do well” That “torture” could be different for each of you, whether it’s interviewing, reaching out to strangers, studying early in the morning or late at night, showcasing your work, etc. Whatever… Continue reading Salesforce Newcomers: Jerry Seinfeld on Doing Well
Do object, field and record level security cause your head to spin? Items like: OWD, Public Read/Write, Sharing Rules, View/Modify All, Permission Sets, etc. I think it can get pretty darn confusing, but often a critical item that’s asked about in an interview. If you could use some more examples along with a few demos,… Continue reading Salesforce Newcomers: Security!
Maybe you really enjoy the people you work with. You’ve learned from them, they’ve learned from you. They’re reliable, and the politics are kept to a minimum. You gel well, and have built great relationships together. Unfortunately, it’s only on 1 Salesforce product/cloud. And, you’ve realized your career advancement is starting to plateau. The opportunity… Continue reading The People or The Technology
Should you keep a running list of interview questions and continue to grow and study that list to help prepare for any possible questions that you are asked? NBA shooting star Ray Allen would go through and practice his list of shots for 4 hours before a game. As he never wanted to be in… Continue reading Salesforce Newcomers: Preparation, Interview Questions, and Being Clutch