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5 Benefits of Using a Specialist Salesforce Recruiter

Salesforce is an incredible system. In just 24 hours there are 1.5B emails sent, 4M orders, 260M social posts, 2B Einstein predictions, 888M commerce page views, 44M reports and dashboards, 41M case interactions, 3M opportunities, 2M leads created, 8 M cases logged

As the Salesforce ecosystem continues to grow and advance, businesses are looking to harness the power of the platform in order to drive their digital transformation initiatives. Indeed, the Salesforce ecosystem is now predicted to create nearly 2 million jobs in the next five years (IDC). 

But what does that mean for those professionals working in the industry?

Yes, it means that there are a lot more opportunities out there, but it also means that there is a lot more noise – with hundreds of jobs being advertised, by numerous businesses and agencies, almost every day, the ecosystem is becoming inundated.

How can you cut through the noise and find a job that will truly benefit you and your career, whilst capitalising on the Salesforce boom? Well, we think that the answer lies in using a specialist Salesforce recruiter.

Here’s our top five reasons why choosing to work with a specialist Salesforce recruiter can help to elevate your job search, and your career:

1. Expertise

This one should be pretty obvious, but it’s not spoken about enough. Just as Salesforce professionals spend their career becoming experts in the ecosystem, so do specialist Salesforce recruiters. They simply have to if they want to succeed in helping plug the skills gap in this ever-evolving system.

As Gemma Emmett, Salesforce Solutions Architect at Bluewolf put it in her interview with us:“Recruiters now need to have the same level of commitment to the ecosystem as everyone else. The reason they’re consultants is because they match the solution to the problem and how can they do this if they don’t understand the problem?”.

Specialist recruiters are those that have fully immersed themselves in the Salesforce ecosystem; they understand the nuances of what a business needs, what you do, and how you might fit into a role. Compare this to a recruiter who doesn’t have this understanding and its plain to see why a specialist Salesforce consultant is much more capable of matching you with that perfect role.  

2. A personalised search 

It goes hand-in-hand with the above, having increased expertise in an industry increases the likelihood of a recruiter not just finding you one potential role, but being able to present you with a wide range of alternatives, all of which meet your requirements.

Forget being sent Developer roles when you’ve actually been Architect for a year, or being offered permanent roles when you’ve been contracting for your entire career. It might sound ridiculous, but with the speed at which the Salesforce ecosystem is evolving, situations like this aren’t unheard of.

The fact is, without expert Salesforce knowledge, recruiters simply can’t match your needs because they don’t fully understand the nuances of what you do. When working with a specialised consultant, you are much more likely to find that you are offered relevant and personalised roles that are genuinely of interest, and that will advance your career.

3. Speed 

Specialist Salesforce recruiters understand the speed at which this industry moves. These recruiters realise that because they are working within such a fast-paced ecosystem, they can’t afford to be lax with how they handle their processes.

As a result of this industry understanding, a specialist recruiter will push businesses for feedback, interviews, and for commitment. Fundamentally, your process with an industry expert will be more seamless than if you work with a recruiter with no real appreciation for businesses needs.

4. Communication

There is nothing more frustrating than being approached about a role, expressing interest, and then hearing nothing further. It’s commonplace in the entire talent acquisition industry and probably one of the key irritants for any candidate. The good news? Specialist Salesforce recruiters are working with a much smaller talent pool than generalist recruiters.

As a result of the digital skills gap, and the rising demand for Salesforce professionals, specialist recruiters are placing more emphasis on their candidates simply because they appreciate that they are a scarce resource.

You can guarantee that you’ll be top of their list to get back in touch with as soon as there is any news. Anyone working in the Salesforce ecosystem knows they’re a hot commodity, so choosing to work with people who appreciate that, and pay you that extra bit of attention during your job search, is only going to benefit you.

5. Increased reach

Specialised Salesforce recruiters are rare. As a result, they are known in their industry. Businesses frequently come to them with their hottest jobs, and they have access to clients and companies who might not even be advertising their roles themselves. Choosing to work with a specialist recruiter means you also gain access to these unique opportunities.

You’ll directly benefit from a consultants’ increased reach in the industry. They will be working on jobs they want you to fill. So, you’ll be hearing about these opportunities as soon as they hit the market.

If you want access to the best Salesforce jobs, a specialised recruiter is the way to go.

 

Whether you're actively looking for a new role, or just like to keep an eye on the market, getting in touch with a specialist Salesforce recruiter can provide many benefits on top of what's discussed here. 

If you'd like to find out how our specialist recruiters can help you, get in touch today to harness their years of experience in the Salesforce industry and boost your job search!