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5 reasons you need a specialized Salesforce Consultant

By Maurizio Gioffre
Time to read 5 min

Let's be honest. If you got an offer, an interview or even a response from each direct application you made to a prospective employer, career planning would be a lot easier. The reality is that even though you work in a candidate-driven market, competition for the best jobs are still extremely high. Even the best Salesforce partners could use a little help in landing their dream position or project.

So where do you go for such help? Maybe to the 10k+ messages you have in your inbox sounding like: "Happy New Year Maurizio! I came across your profile on LinkedIn, and you have XYZ skill that looks great for a job with an awesome fortune 500 #1 place to work in the county... blah, blah, blah"

Yes?

No.

Just no.

If you want something done right you've got to do it yourself, and when you can't, at least hire an expert to do it for you. Here are 5 reasons to stick with people who know the Salesforce job market inside and out:

 

1. They have the network

 

The Salesforce ecosystem is large, yet very small at the same time. You take pride in your community and are cautious who you trust with your future. To secure a job in this ecosystem, you need to work with a headhunter specialised in Salesforce. Their clients see them as a respected expert in their space. This way, they present you as a remedy to a business problem, as opposed to just a CV to fill a job vacancy.

 

2. They won't pitch you for a project that isn't worth your time

 

If a position won't add value to our candidates' careers', we won't take it on. End of the month crunch or not, specialized headhunters look at the long term. The short-term gain of making a placement on a project that will not make your candidate happy is not worth it. Regardless of how good the fee may look. A specialist will be honest about what company or project is going to take you to the next level in your salesforce career, and which ones you should avoid.

 

3. They won't ask an architect if they can "do Apex"

 

We hear too many stories about candidates being pitched for roles which appear to be for their salesforce skills, but they discover at the interview it is for something completely different. With a specialist headhunter, this simply doesn't happen. We know where everyone fits on salesforce implementations and what role they play. Expect tailored prospects from agents who actually know what you do.

 

4. Professional development advice

 

With the constant emergence of new technologies and certifications, there are lots of avenues to explore. Having someone in your corner with a holistic view of the market is vital. They can offer advice on what techs are up and coming and which certifications or industries to focus on. Specialized agents can offer this information easily, because we know what is in demand.

 

5. Long term partnership

 

Staff turnover at recruitment agencies is typically high. Yet, specialized agency recruiters stay longer in their job than generalists. This is because there is a compound interest effect when you are continuously building a network in one area. The last thing you want is to have to find a new agent each time you need a job. Find someone specialized, who is in it for the long haul and you are looking at your very own Jerry McGuire who will be showing you the money for years to come!

 

So, if that’s made you want to find a specialist partner you can rely on, don’t hesitate to get in touch with me. Working with clients across the globe, our experienced Salesforce team here at MA can help to find you the perfect project or company.

 

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Author
Maurizio Gioffre
Global Salesforce Tech Headhunter