Salesforce Newcomers: Creating Your Own Experience

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

Salesforce Newcomers: Overly enthusiastic

We usually hear show interest, personality and enthusiasm during an interview. But can having too much enthusiasm be a negative? Particularly if one considers it “put-on”, although it might just be your personality. I read one study where it can exhaust the interviewer(s), when a candidate was determined to be over the top and felt… Continue reading Salesforce Newcomers: Overly enthusiastic

Salesforce Newcomers: Luck 

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 

Are you feeling burned out at work?

Or maybe from making a career transition and searching for that 1st opportunity. Maybe you’re not sure, or you’re starting to feel that something is “off”. The link below asks 15 questions to help determine your burnout index specific to being bored, engaged, strained, or burned. Areas such as feeling relaxed at the end of… Continue reading Are you feeling burned out at work?

Salesforce Newcomers: Should You Apply?

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?

Salesforce Newcomers: Cornell Notes

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

Using only 1 type of Salesforce validation/automation process.

In watching Matt Gerry‘s latest tutorial on Triggers, he recommends only having 1 type of automation process throughout your org, whether that’s a trigger, a flow, a validation rule, etc. In his YouTube video, he demonstrates some benchmark timings to show the performance gains when executing a validation rule using Apex versus a declarative approach. He also… Continue reading Using only 1 type of Salesforce validation/automation process.

Salesforce Newcomers: Practice on the Essentials

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

Salesforce Newcomers: Jerry Seinfeld on Doing Well

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

Salesforce Newcomers: Security!

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!