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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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3 Signs It's Time to Switch Salesforce Jobs

By Sarah Bratman on Oct 18, 2016 9:44:00 AM


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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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Hiring? Start With Salesforce Match

By Will Lutz on Sep 27, 2016 10:08:00 AM
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Taking Your Salesforce (SFDC) Resume to the Next Level!

By Syd Bailey on Sep 20, 2016 10:00:00 AM

A killer resume is your first foot in the door when it comes to your dream job. Resumes definitely have their pros and cons. They are typically only one page long and don’t leave much room to show your personality. Although your resume isn’t exactly the best place to showcase a lovable quirk, a well written resume can be the difference between the trash can or a call back.

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When to Hire Another Salesforce Administrator: Six Questions to Ask

By Sarah Bratman on Sep 13, 2016 10:00:00 AM

You have deployed your Salesforce instance and have your first Admin or Admins. Things are going great, but you need to know when it’s time to add another Administrator to your team. This can be a tough issue to manage. Wait too long and you could exhaust your team. Hire too quickly and risk wasting money where it isn’t needed.

We put together a few questions you can ask yourself to figure out if it’s time to hire another Administrator. If you answer yes to any of these questions then it’s time to start hunting!

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3 Trick SFDC Interview Questions and How to Ace Them

By Will Lutz on Sep 6, 2016 1:00:00 PM

No one enjoys doing job interviews.

I guess I shouldn't say "no one" - there are probably some masochists out there.

For everyone else, interviews can be uncomfortable, awkward, or painful. We aren't programmed to brag about ourselves and that is what we need to do be successful at interviews. As someone who is more technically minded, I prefer my work to speak for me. I know others feel the same way.

Unfortunately, the in-person (or internet-video) interview isn't going away any time soon. So we have to be prepared for it. So we reached out to recruiters, Administrators, and hiring managers and asked them some of the trickiest questions they've heard or given. This eBook is the result of that work.

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We focus on three types of questions:

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10 Questions Hiring Managers Must Ask Before Publishing a Salesforce Job Post

By Will Lutz on Aug 30, 2016 1:00:00 PM

Every role has it's own unique requirements for technical expertise. Knowing what to put in a job post can make a huge difference between attracting a bland applicant and the home-run candidate that is a perfect fit.

Salesforce roles are notably difficult due to the technical vocabulary and wide range of ecosystem solutions. For example, publishing a job posting for a “CRM Manager” will produce wildly different results than a posting for a “Salesforce Administrator with a Pardot Certification and familiarity with DocuSign's AppExchange Product.” Generic descriptions are not your friend. Finding a candidate that fits will need the right description of a role that attracts the right type of candidates.

We see a lot of job postings and a lot of candidates at ForceOwl. So to help out we put together a checklist of the information you should include in any Salesforce job posting. Of course, if you use our app we will do all this work for you (shameless self promotion).
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And now for something completely different

By Will Lutz on Aug 23, 2016 1:00:00 PM

We launched ForceOwl about a month ago, since then we've been writing blog posts getting you the best information about how to hire or be hired in the Salesforce community. We have a ton of ideas and are still working, but this week we thought we'd bring you a different story, one about us. So this week I'll be writing a bit about myself.

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