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By ForceOwl


Will Lutz

Will is the CEO and co-founder of ForceOwl.

Recent Posts

For Our Blog Subscribers - Merry Christmas

By Will Lutz on Dec 25, 2016 7:36:00 AM

For those who subscribe to weekly updates of our blog. Sorry we're taking a week off. To say thanks, here is a picture of Marc Benioff with a Santa hat and beard. We hope it brings you a little holiday cheer.

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Twas the Night Before Salesforce Christmas

By Will Lutz on Dec 20, 2016 9:34:00 AM

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the office,
Not a user was stirring, not even a novice.
But project tickets were stowed by an inbox with care,
In hopes that the team Admin soon would be there.

The sales team was at home, snug in their beds,
While visions of reports and dashboards danced in their heads.
Our dev with his code, and I with my mouse,
We’re getting work done from home, or possibly a coffeehouse.

When out on AppExchange there arose such a Chatter,
I logged in so quick to see what was the matter.
Open a new browser window I clicked like a flash,
Reloaded my screen and cleared out my cache!

An ISP must have heard about my woe,
Used customer feedback as development ammo.
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
A new Salesforce Integration in time for the new year.

With consultants and talent and users so quick,
This Admin saw the perfect app, integrated in just one click.
Sandbox environments is where it first would go,
And a bit of testing with our gallant CEO.

And then, with a ding, I heard my phone chime,
Integration approval in almost no time.
“It’s a Christmas miracle” I had exclaimed,
All my holiday vacation, quickly reclaimed.

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3 Tips to Balance Technical Needs With Business Skills When Hiring in Salesforce

By Will Lutz on Dec 13, 2016 3:14:00 PM

It is so important for your new hires to have both business and Salesforce skills. We hear it over and over again from the better hiring managers. Making sure they have them is an important part of the recruiting process.

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Happy Thanksgiving From ForceOwl!

By Will Lutz on Nov 22, 2016 10:15:00 AM

Happy Thanksgiving from your friends at ForceOwl! We'll be taking a week off of writing about Salesforce jobs, careers, and hiring to enjoy some time with our families.

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Considering a new Salesforce Job? Look for Salesforce Match.

By Will Lutz on Nov 15, 2016 9:03:00 AM

A few weeks ago we wrote a blog post for hiring managers about a topic we discuss a lot in our office: Salesforce Match. This term we coined sums up how well the technical requirements of a job opportunity map to the technical capabilities of an applicant.

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Salesforce Match: AppExchange Experience

By Will Lutz on Nov 8, 2016 9:33:00 AM
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How to Research a Company

By Will Lutz on Nov 1, 2016 9:47:00 AM

I cannot express how important it is to do research on a company before you apply to a job. Knowing the company name and looking at the homepage for two minutes, just doesn’t cut it.

Let’s talk a bit about strategies for researching companies before you look for a job there; we’ll discuss where to look for information, what sort of information to look for, and why it is so important to do this type of research.

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Pro-Bono Services Week: It's Time to Give Back.

By Will Lutz on Oct 25, 2016 8:27:00 AM

ForceOwl's CEO and Co-Founder speaking at The Mission Continues, Pittsburgh event before Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto after a day of volunteering.

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Dreamforce Is Over, Now What?

By Will Lutz on Oct 11, 2016 9:09:00 AM

Dreamforce has come and gone. Just a few days ago you were listening to keynotes and panel discussions, walking the Cloud Expo floor, and going to the parties. Now, you are back at your desk, trying to piece together your normal life after a week of information, inspiration, and fun with 170,000 of your closest friends.

It was great while it lasted, but how do you take advantage of networking and professional possibilities now that Dreamforce is over? We've got a few ideas.
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Can't Go to Dreamforce? Here's Your Guide

By Will Lutz on Oct 3, 2016 9:15:00 AM

How Do I Get the Most out of Dreamforce Without Actually Going to Dreamforce?

We’ve gotten the emails, seen the hashtags and heard the hype (and some of the gossip). Dreamforce 2016 is upon us. It is the annual pilgrimage for everyone in the Salesforce religion ecosystem. Everyone who’s anyone will be there. The Benioff himself will make an appearance. And just in case you didn’t think it was glamorous enough, the concert event is headlined by Bono.

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