We had some great conversations, below are a few of the many topics.
1. Recruiters that say “competitive” or “market” when a Salesforce professional asks about salary, doesn’t help.
2. Glassdoor now makes you register and upload your resume before you can see average salaries by title/location…that’s bunk.
3. A technical assessment can be beneficial to the job seeker if the assessment is designed to show a little more about what the company is working on. Generic tests are of little help.
4. How degrees often don’t hold as much weight as experience and if there is an advantage/disadvantage with an associate, bachelor, masters or a degree in a non-technical field.
5. The importance of keeping in touch with employers even if they don’t offer you the position, another position (or the position you interviewed for) may open up in the future.
6. The importance of networking, the Salesforce community is usually connected within a degree or two from someone else who could be a decision maker.
And many others…
I’d recommend catching a Salesforce Saturday occasionally, you’ll learn something new.
Wearing pajamas and having a mimosa in hand is acceptable…