A guest post by Dale Ziegler. Sometimes, you need to rest. My name is Dale Ziegler, and I’m a solo admin. In my company, I am the only resource dedicated to developing and administering Salesforce. But not only that, I am a member of Sales Operations, so I am tapped with assisting Sales with other […]Read more "The Importance of Me Time"
Freelancing is not for everyone, but for those looking to make some extra money or perhaps even quit your day job and work for yourself, freelancing is an excellent option. In this post, I’ll share some of my experiences and give you my thoughts on how to get started. Before we get started, this […]Read more "How to Become a Freelance Salesforce Consultant"
Your phone rings. It’s a user. Not just any user, but the one that seems to talk for hours about nothing and can’t seem to remember where the home button is on his iPhone. You sit there staring – trying to decide if taking the call is a good decision. Time has stopped while you […]Read more "You Are Always on Stage"
You’re a Salesforce Administrator and a damn good one. The trouble is that you aren’t getting the respect you want in the workplace. Or, perhaps you want to make a career out of Salesforce but are finding it hard to get an interview. Let me ask you a question – are you Salesforce certified? Certification […]Read more "The Importance of Salesforce Certification"
Meetings. A seemingly necessary time suck. According to Harvard Business Review, 15% of an organizations collective time is spent in meetings. I did a calculation on my own calendar for the month of May and found that 29% of my working hours were spent in meetings. While many of these meetings were necessary and important, several […]Read more "How to Run a Killer Productive Meeting"
Being a Salesforce Administrator is a hot position to be in right now! In most markets, there are more positions than there are people to fill them. So, you have the pick of the litter when it comes to jobs. Knowing when to make a switch can sometimes be a difficult decision. Hopefully these three […]Read more "Calling it Quits: When It’s Time to Find a New Job"
Picking your nose. Not washing your hands after using the restroom. Biting your nails. Failing to cover your mouth when you cough. The list of bad habits people engage in every day is a long one. Salesforce Administrators have a whole host of bad habits that need to be broken. While this isn’t an inclusive […]Read more "5 Horrible Habits You Need to Break Right Now"
A guest post by Colin Carson. Most of us spend many hours each work day reading and sending emails. How many times have you gone to bed with a clean inbox, and the next morning there were 50 emails waiting for you? Managers and employees in almost every industry have the same experience. Although we […]Read more "Becoming an Efficient Gmail User"
Salesforce is a hot product and has created quite a stir in the technology industry. New customers are signing contracts every single day, and that means that more and more Salesforce Administrators, Developer and Consultants are needed. Getting your Salesforce career started isn’t difficult, but it may take time. Salesforce has matured enough that companies […]Read more "5 Steps to Jump-Start Your Salesforce Career"
Creating new years resolutions seem to have become more of a ritual than a meaningful exercise in self-improvement. I firmly believe in creating goals but in the past, my goals were not thought out and produced little in the way of results. This year, I decided to take goal setting serious. Many of us make […]Read more "5 Keys to Creating Meaningful Goals"