Salesforce Newcomers: Going All In

I was recently asked if now’s the time to quit your job if you want to focus 100% on making a career pivot into Salesforce. While everyone’s financial situation is different, in general, my  thoughts were that it might not be the best time, primarily due to some of the uncertainty in the economy and overall job… Continue reading Salesforce Newcomers: Going All In

Salesforce Newcomers: Your Past Positions

If you’re making a career change into Salesforce now, and previously worked in a professional setting, how did you land that/those positions? Were you referred in? Did you just apply? Did you feel some luck was involved – right place, right time? How did you stand out? Was there specific preparation that you did? Were… Continue reading Salesforce Newcomers: Your Past Positions

Salesforce Newcomers: Summer Hiring

One thing you might experience or have been experiencing so far during the U.S. Summer months, is the slow down in responses, interviews, feedback, offers, etc. Vacations (sometimes extended), conferences, travel, kids out of school, etc. often play a big part of that. Sometimes you might have to wait an extra week or two to… Continue reading Salesforce Newcomers: Summer Hiring

Salesforce Newcomers: Are you thinking ahead?

If the Salesforce job market starts to slow down, what does that mean to you? Potentially, more experienced Salesforce professionals will be available and applying to some of the same positions that you’re chasing. Some might be willing to take a lower salary than they have today to stay employed. Other companies might assign Salesforce… Continue reading Salesforce Newcomers: Are you thinking ahead?

Salesforce Newcomers: What was the outcome?

Can your resume focus more on the results achieved versus just the  task that was performed? You don’t have to know the exact metrics, rather a general feel on the outcomes produced. Areas like: Increased Productivity Additional Sales Less Turnover Better Controls Higher Customer Retention Cost Reductions Streamlined Processes Easier Decision Making etc. Whether it’s… Continue reading Salesforce Newcomers: What was the outcome?

Salesforce Newcomers: Keep putting your work on display

Companies will continue to look for those who they feel confident can do the job versus those who just say they can. Help them find what they’re looking for. “Well done is better than well said.” ~Benjamin Franklin

Salesforce Newcomers: Landing your 1st position

Do you feel the marketing and expectations are properly set regarding the Salesforce job market, and what a certification does or does not do to get your foot in the door? Is there anything that you feel should be highlighted differently?

Where’s the entry level Salesforce bar?

Has the bar gotten higher over time? Or maybe it hasn’t ever changed, and we’re just throwing out more suggestions to try and be helpful. I think some find success regardless of where the bar is set, while some keep putting a higher bar in place for themselves with the hopes they’ll find it too.… Continue reading Where’s the entry level Salesforce bar?

Salesforce Newcomers: “This”

Will “this” get me closer to my end goal? Would an employer see “this” as valuable? Am I wasting my time doing “this”? So and so said to do “this”, but I don’t really understand why. Too much of “this” is causing more confusion, I think I should re-evaluate. If I get more of “this”,… Continue reading Salesforce Newcomers: “This”

Salesforce Newcomers: Do you have a competitive mindset?

From your younger years, or possibly even now. If so, maybe that helps keep you motivated. As each day passes, more newcomers are coming in, looking to get their 1st break. Are you making sure that YOUR days count?