The Salesforce Career Blog

By ForceOwl


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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Hiring Remote Employees: 5 Decisions to Make

By Sarah Bratman on Nov 29, 2016 9:54:00 AM

How do you communicate when your employee isn’t in the office? How should the employee manage his or her time? And how can you screen for a great remote candidate in an interview?

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Salesforce Match: AppExchange Experience

By Will Lutz on Nov 8, 2016 9:33:00 AM
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Hiring? Start With Salesforce Match

By Will Lutz on Sep 27, 2016 10:08:00 AM
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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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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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Free eBook: The Ultimate Guide to Interviewing a Salesforce Administrator

By Syd Bailey on Aug 18, 2016 12:35:26 PM

Interviewing a Salesforce candidate can be difficult, especially if you don't work with Salesforce 24/7. To help out we put together this eBook with everything you need to select, vet, and interview your new Administrator.

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In this eBook you'll find:

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Hiring In Salesforce: What Is Trailhead?

By Will Lutz on Aug 11, 2016 10:30:00 AM

What is Trailhead?

Not everyone who hires in Salesforce are trained in Salesforce themselves, that’s OK. The community that has grown and evolved with the platform is pretty awesome, but it can also be intimidating for the uninitiated. Throughout this blog, we plan on discussing and introducing a lot of the key terms, programs, and certifications in the ecosystem for those who are hiring for Salesforce but don't know it themselves.

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Hiring Your First Salesforce Administrator

By Syd Bailey on Aug 5, 2016 10:00:00 AM
So you’ve finally taken the leap. You’ve implemented Salesforce to help your business (or non-profit) grow. Congrats!

Certainly you are at the start of a road that is incredibly promising. The value that Salesforce can bring is potentially huge. The problem is that you can’t realize that potential alone. You need a savvy team that can take your goals and vision and turn them into a reality.

The first part of that team (normally) is a Salesforce Administrator. They are the key to taking your instance from boring software to a transformative tool. We wrote this to help you focus on the the right things to consider when hiring your first Administrator.

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What Type of Salesforce Hire Do I Need?

By Will Lutz on Jul 20, 2016 3:52:47 PM
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