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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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6 Ways to Step Up Your Salesforce LinkedIn Profile

By Sarah Bratman on Dec 6, 2016 10:02:00 AM


As a Salesforce Administrator you have years of experience, technical skills and certifications. All of those accomplishments are already on your résumé, so why do you also need to put them on LinkedIn?

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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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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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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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ForceOwl's Ultimate Guide to Salesforce Salary Trends!

By Syd Bailey on Jul 28, 2016 12:57:09 PM

 Finding talent to fit the technical, cultural and financial needs of your company is hard.

As recruiting professionals, we know you’ve been there before. You’ve gathered the technical and interpersonal requirements for the position, you worked extensively to hunt for candidates, and after hours of exhausting interviewing you found a rockstar who is perfect . . .

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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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