Mouths

Word of Mouth and The LinkedIn Social Mouth Word of mouth is typically the best and easiest way to get well positioned for your next job opportunity. If your physical network is small, are you using the LinkedIn Social Mouth to give you an advantage? I received word last week from a connection, that they… Continue reading Mouths

Seeing what’s out there

If you’re asked about why you’re looking to make a change, is the answer of: “I want to see what’s out there”, a valid response? I personally think it could be a turn-off of an answer if an employer were to ask, as more details could be given.  Even if it’s: “I feel I’m currently… Continue reading Seeing what’s out there

More

Certs, Badges, Superbadges, Trainings, etc. Is having more of these, the best way to spend your time advancing/starting your Salesforce career? Particularly, if those things have little relevancy to the work that you’re doing/pursuing. How much of the information do you retain if you’re not using it day to day? I understand the importance of it… Continue reading More

Elevated Confidence

With the demand for Salesforce Professionals at what seems to be an all time high, has that helped elevate your confidence in your career progression? Especially, if you’re not happy in your current position, knowing that there’s probably better opportunity (or opportunities) available elsewhere. By no means, am I suggesting arrogance (although, we are seeing some… Continue reading Elevated Confidence

Moving from Salesforce Consulting to Industry

Have you recently made a move from working at a Salesforce consulting partner to working directly for a company? Maybe you’re thinking about doing this but aren’t quite sure what to expect. Some general thoughts/questions that come to mind: – Will I continue to be challenged? – Will I need to take a drop in… Continue reading Moving from Salesforce Consulting to Industry

Other Career Paths

Occasionally, I receive emails from those that are really struggling to make any real progress getting started in their Salesforce career. Set backs like: Not being able to pass the Admin exam after a few attempts. Or  Not getting the volunteer experience they need to get the hands on experience. Or Submitting hundreds of resumes… Continue reading Other Career Paths

The Wrong Decision

Sometimes, we make the wrong decision when choosing which offer to take. Obviously, we felt it was the right decision when we made it. But then after starting, we question ourselves, as the work isn’t what we thought (or were told) it would be. Maybe, even thinking about asking if the other offers are still… Continue reading The Wrong Decision

Cognitive Tests

Do you have an opinion about these as part of the interviewing process? Would it be something you would prep for? The questions range from math, spatial acuity, comprehension and word problems. Some say, it leads to a better fit for both you and the employer. You have about 18 seconds for each question, so… Continue reading Cognitive Tests

Resume Length

The length does not equate to being more qualified for the position. Reviewed 2 resumes yesterday: 1 showed 25 years experience in 2 pages, the other showed 7 years experience in 5 pages. After 1-2 pages, drowsiness tends to start seeping in for the reader. Tip – Ask yourself: “if I was an outsider reading… Continue reading Resume Length

Salesforce Developers, Interviews, and Code

How much new code do you think you write from scratch versus using something that you (or someone else) has already written?  Maybe some variation of it existed in the org, or you had it stored away in your toolbox, or you find a code snippet on the web that you can repurpose. With the intent,… Continue reading Salesforce Developers, Interviews, and Code