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Zero to Admin: 3 Steps to Becoming a Salesforce Administrator

By Sarah Bratman on Jan 3, 2017 9:54:00 AM

 

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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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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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3 Signs It's Time to Switch Salesforce Jobs

By Sarah Bratman on Oct 18, 2016 9:44:00 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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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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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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What Does Trailhead Need To Do Next?

By Will Lutz on Aug 10, 2016 5:18:55 PM
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Why You Need Trailhead Badges To Get Your Next Salesforce Job

By Will Lutz on Aug 3, 2016 2:39:24 PM

If you read any blog post about Salesforce careers, they will undoubtedly champion the coveted SFDC certification. And why wouldn't they? Certifications are easily understood, employer desired, and managed by Salesforce corporate. Makes sense.

However, I must respectfully disagree. The future is Trailhead*.

*I say this with the caveat that I am famously bad at predicting the future. If I could accurately predict the future, the Pittsburgh Steelers would have many more Superbowl rings to their name. But I digress . . .

Soon the day will come when Trailhead Superbadges trump Certifications. BLASPHEMY you say?! Yes I hear you. Let me explain.

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The SFDC Translation Quick Guide

By Will Lutz on Jul 25, 2016 4:17:34 PM

Why Translate At All?

At some point when looking around for your next career move, you will interact with someone who doesn't know anything about Salesforce. That's OK, this is a fabulous opportunity to demonstrate your ability to work across functional silos by being able to speak intelligently using their language.

The best Salesforce instances support all parts of a business (sales or not) and you should be able to prove that you can too. That's why it is important to translate your Salesforce experience for those doing interviews, but don't know Salesforce terminology.

Don't worry! We're here to support. Check out our infographic of the top Salesforce terms that should be translated when talking with a non-SFDC contact.

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