Double or Nothing:  August’s Top 8 Salesforce Articles

Good things come in pairs! August’s list of top eight Salesforce articles and posts has a special concept this time: I chose to take 4 topics and explore each with two articles so that each article covers a different aspect… one of these topics was actually pretty new for me as well. I guess you do learn something new every day.

Are Salesforce certifications really worth it?

Now that’s quite a question to kick of a ‘best of’ list, isn’t it? Though I’d bet my career that any Salesforce admin has had this question pop up in his brain at some point while studying for the certification exam, or while researching jobs and opportunities. Lucky for you, nVision Talent’s Sam Smeaton offers a great analysis of the pros and cons of Salesforce certifications.

Most Important Tips to Become Certified Salesforce Admin

So you’ve read Mr. Smeaton’s article and you’re totally up for the challenge. How do you make sure you get the best results from the time you’re able to invest? In comes eduCBA’s greatly detailed article which provides you with tons of powerful tips that are bound to push your abilities to the max.

How to Hire the Jason Bourne of Salesforce Consulting

Short, insightful, funny- this quick read has it all. Matthew Botos’ guide to hiring the ultimate Salesforce consultant- “a bad-ass guy who gets things done”- is totally worth the three minutes it’ll take from your life, and it might even teach you something new.

Salesforce Training

A Salesforce exec who hires more than 8,000 people a year shares one question she asks every job candidate

Got burned with a couple of hiring choices that didn’t quite gel with your company’s vibe? Running out of clever ideas to dig up a candidate’s true self in a job interview? Why not turn to the pros for tips? In this short article by Business Insider’s Rachel Gillett, Salesforce SVP of global recruiting Ana Recio Shares the one question she has used in every job interview to kick off the conversation- and it might surprise you.

The Great Salesforcization Of Legal

Lawyers and Salesforce; these two words seem to make zero sense when combined together… until now, that is. This interesting article by Above The Law’s Zach Abramowitz offers fresh insights on some less obvious workplaces that may benefit from using Salesforce in their equivalents for sales process.

5 reasons Salesforce makes a great case management system for legal and advice organisations

Now, while we’re already on the interesting combination of Salesforce and legal, here are some powerful points for thought from Rachael Marsh that build a serious case for utilizing Salesforce in nonprofit legal advice organizations. While Salesforce’s fondness for nonprofits is nothing new, this short article sums up the principles mentioned in ‘The Great Salesforcization of Legal’ pretty well.

“No Losses, Only Lessons” Salesforce and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

A truly inspiring piece by Robert Evans III, who became a Salesforce Admin at the age of 40(!), reviewing the events that led up to his decision to change course at a relatively late age, and how his experience of re-entering Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training and the lessons that BJJ taught him affected his motivation to excel at work. A heartfelt, in depth look into the mind of an extremely motivated person. It’s a bit long, but truly worth your time.

Is this the BEST SALESFORCE TRICK EVER?!

As far as Salesforce philosophy goes, I probably can’t compete with the text above. I am, however, able to offer my two cents on Salesforce training, tricks, and the importance of continuous learning. This last article features a story from my personal life posted as an April Fools’ joke, and the many insights we can draw from it. Hope you like it!

Amanda McDonnald
Amanda is the Lead Author & Editor of Rainforce Blog. Amanda established the Rainforce blog to create a source for news and discussion about some of the issues, challenges, news, and ideas relating to Salesforce usage.
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