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.
It makes sense for an employer to look for Salesforce Match; ensuring an applicant is technically qualified for a position. However it’s just as important for an Administrator to look for requirements-skills alignment. Here’s why:
- It will save you time. Finding a job is stressful, even in a market where job seekers are in demand. Screen the opportunities for things that you’re actually a fit for so you don’t waste time applying for jobs that are a bad fit anyway.
- Even if you got that job, you’ll be unhappy in it. It’s great for people to do jobs that challenge them and are an environment for expanding their skillset. However, it is not a great idea to get a job that doesn’t match your skillset at all. You’ll end up unhappy no matter what happens.
- It will save the employer’s time. A little bit of kindness can go a long way. You don’t want to be the person who goes through the application process, using an employer’s resources, only to find that you’re not qualified for the role. It’s not a good idea to burn bridges and you never know who will be hiring for a better role in the future.
To help with this problem we created the Salesforce Match Calculator. Take a minute and answer a these questions to see if you and a job opportunity are a good fit.