Rescheduling Interviews.

If something comes up, and you don’t think you’re going to be in the most convenient location to have an interview, I think it’s OK to ask to reschedule (in advance). You probably only have 1 shot at presenting your best self. Employers do it all the time, you should have the ability to do… Continue reading Rescheduling Interviews.

Salesforce Newcomers: A Val Kilmer Approach

Although Val Kilmer’s been a prominent actor in the movie industry for many years in films such as Top Gun, The Doors, Tombstone, Batman Forever, The Saint, and many others. In his documentary, he mentioned he hates auditioning. So instead, he would film his own auditions and send them into movie directors. I thought about… Continue reading Salesforce Newcomers: A Val Kilmer Approach

Salesforce Newcomers: Can you be found?

If someone is searching for profiles on LinkedIn to make a hire, can you easily be found? Or is your profile so abstract that you fall down to page 20 of the search results? You probably know the basics: – Profile – Keywords – Job Titles – Location – Career History – Skills Also keep… Continue reading Salesforce Newcomers: Can you be found?

Lonely Job Search

During a job search, I think things can get pretty lonely. Often going days or weeks of not hearing back from any potential employers. More so now than before, as the the amount of physical, social interaction with others has dropped considerably over the last 18+ months. Sometimes just getting an interview, regardless of the… Continue reading Lonely Job Search

Salesforce Newcomers: We’re all performing…

Please remember, although the spotlight might feel that it’s only on you during the interview, it’s not. Those who you’re interviewing with are also performing. As they hopefully want to be perceived by you, as well-informed, professional, courteous, intelligent, and as a high achiever within their organization. Especially, if you end up working for/with them.… Continue reading Salesforce Newcomers: We’re all performing…

Salesforce Key Skills –

If you have a Key Skills section on your resume, do you have some that help you differentiate yourself? I think some of the general ones are to be expected and might not add much value if everyone else also has them (I could be wrong). Skills listed such as: great communicator, dependable, self directed,… Continue reading Salesforce Key Skills –

Being pigeonholed

Do you feel pigeonholed in your current position? Possibly doing the same tasks day in and day out. Maybe, you’ve tried to expand your area of contribution and no one cares. As you’ve become so good at what you do, and you’re now the expert. So you’re expected to stay in your “lane”. And you… Continue reading Being pigeonholed

Salesforce Newcomers: Your Confidence

This week, 2 candidates went in front of the client to interview. Both were on a relatively equal playing field with experience and skill set. Candidate 1, the hiring manager passed on. Candidate 2, they’re moving forward to the next round. Feedback was that the 2nd was able to explain their work with confidence and… Continue reading Salesforce Newcomers: Your Confidence

Let’s Dance…

Sometimes when it comes to salary discussions we have to dance a little. An employer (and even a candidate) might not always know where the market is. Today’s conversation between me and a job candidate as an example. Candidate: What’s the position paying? Me: The position has flexibility, but they are starting me out at… Continue reading Let’s Dance…

The Great Divide

Today’s Salesforce Careers Geography Lesson: The Great Divide Also known as the Continental Divide that separates the watersheds of the Pacific Ocean from those of the Atlantic Ocean in North America. The scenic trail is 3100 miles long and one of the most significant trail systems in the world. In the Salesforce Job Market, over… Continue reading The Great Divide