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

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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

LI Recommendations

Salesforce Managers – if you have a good Salesforce contractor working on your team, when time allows, please write a LinkedIn recommendation for them. It will greatly help build their credibility when other hiring managers, HR or recruiters are checking out their profiles. Unfortunately, I have little (close to 0) confidence in the legitimacy in… Continue reading LI Recommendations

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

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

“Is it worth it?”

Maybe you’ve thought about this in your current position. Especially when you’re having a bad day. The salary, benefits and overall team/company is great, but often the headaches associated may cause you to question if it’s worth it. You may even ask yourself: Would a lower salary, title, and less responsibilities, bring about more internal… Continue reading “Is it worth it?”

Taking it easy

“It’s just easier… If I stay.” Maybe you have thought this at various points of your career or are thinking about it now. After all, you’re in a pretty good position, maybe you’d consider it “cushy”. Pay is decent, the people you work with are easy to get along with, you’ve formed some meaningful relationships,… Continue reading Taking it easy

Coding – Troubleshooting

Coding – why did THAT work? When you’re troubleshooting code, do you occasionally land on a solution and then don’t really know why (or how) it ended up working? Especially, when you’re under the gun to complete it ASAP. So you have to move on to the next challenge while thinking briefly:  “I’ll just get… Continue reading Coding – Troubleshooting

Interviewing Competition

If you find out there are others interviewing for the same position, does that matter to you? Would you do anything differently? Do you ask about it up-front? Maybe it helps set your own expectations that it could take longer than you expected to go through the process. Occasionally, I have candidates state they’re not… Continue reading Interviewing Competition