If you’ve thought the odds are not favorable in landing your 1st Salesforce position, maybe it’s better to have the mindset that you’re just not good at predicting odds. Unlike, Craps, and getting a seven-out, you get as many rolls as you want. And like a casino, the Salesforce job market isn’t closing. Keep throwing… Continue reading Salesforce Newcomers: Odds and Craps
Meaning: You know companies need help, and can use someone’s service, expertise, background and skills to help them improve their Salesforce functionality. And that someone could be you. But you also know, you’re not quite where you need to be, yet. And you also know, it’s only on you to get to that level. And… Continue reading Salesforce Newcomers: Are you doing yourself a disservice?
Are you willing to sacrifice being incompetent, embarrassed, awkward, and uncomfortable in the short-term? In order to grow, get better, and achieve your ultimate goal in the long-term?
Maybe a good way to look at landing your 1st Salesforce position is to consider the process as a slot machine. One that doesn’t require money. Rather, one that needs time, focus and energy. Which allows you to pull the handle over and over. Each day you get a new pull. Most days you’ll get… Continue reading Salesforce Career Seekers: Slot Machine Analogy
Do you feel that it’s a continuous challenge to keep up with all the Salesforce skills that you “need” to master? Suggestion: Rather than being overwhelmed, and getting frustrated because you don’t know what to turn to next, try to focus on continuing to thoroughly understand the top 5-7 that are considered core. And really know these… Continue reading Salesforce Newcomers: Keeping your head above water
Are you worried that the Salesforce work that you want to publish isn’t good enough? Possibly thinking if something you showcase is incorrect that you’ll be “judged”? Sitting on your ideas, debating if it’s really going to help you land a position? This entire process is all just in your head. Please push through the… Continue reading Salesforce Newcomers: Being Judged
If you haven’t heard this expression before, you probably will at some point. Especially in consulting, when you’re put on a project and expected to get up to speed very quickly. Such as: understanding business processes, who the internal and client team members are/how to work with them, what decisions have been made, what technologies are… Continue reading Salesforce Newcomers: Drinking from the firehose
If your resume is being evaluated against someone else’s, and they are on par with each other. How can you distinguish yourself? One way, is by having a link to your personal project portfolio. To your website, blog, code repository, YouTube channel, or any other medium. Please don’t think they’re a waste of time, as… Continue reading Salesforce Newcomers: Your Work
If you’re currently feeling like the images on the left. Don’t fret, we’ve all been there. Eventually, things turn around, and can become a cakewalk.
This past weekend, my gym had a pool party with a DJ. While the electronic dance music was playing, he would break out his saxophone and jam along. It created a unique ambience for the audience. I don’t know if he was a DJ with a saxophone background or a saxophone player with a DJ… Continue reading Salesforce Newcomers: Leveraging your past experience