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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 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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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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