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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).
Yes, it means that there are a lot more opportunities out there, but it also means that there is a lot more noise – with numerous jobs being advertised, by numerous businesses and agencies, almost every day, the ecosystem is becoming inundated with information.
So how can you cut through the noise and find that job that will truly benefit you and your career, at a time when capitalising on the Salesforce boom has never been more key? As the title would suggest, we think that the answer lies in using a specialist Salesforce recruiter.
Here’s our top five reasons why choosing to work with a Salesforce consultant will elevate your job search, and your career:
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 too 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 a recent interview “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.
It goes hand in hand with the above but having increased expertise in an industry only increases the likelihood of a recruiter being able to find you the right role. And not just finding you one potential role, but actually being able to present you with a wide range of alternatives, all of which will suit your search.
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 that expert knowledge of Salesforce recruiters simply can’t match your needs because they don’t really understand the nuances of what you do. So, when working with a specialised consultant, you are much more likely to find that you are frequently offered relevant and personalised roles that are truly of interest, and that will truly advance your career.
Specialised Salesforce recruiters understand the speed at which this industry moves. They work with clients who are specifically seeking out Salesforce skills because they realise that not having this digital talent in their business is blocking them from digitally transforming. And the consultants themselves realise that – because they are working in such a fast-paced ecosystem - they can’t afford to be lax with how they handle their processes.
As a result of this mutual understanding, a specialist recruiter will push businesses for feedback, for interviews, and for commitment. Your process with an industry expert will be fundamentally more seamless than if you work with someone who has randomly pulled a Salesforce job despite having no real appreciation for a businesses’ need, and urgency, to fill that role.
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 pet peeves of any candidate. The good news? Specialist Salesforce recruiters are working with a much smaller talent pool than a generalist recruiter.
As a result of the digital skills gap, and the rising demand for Salesforce professionals, these 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, and that you won’t be kept waiting for days, or even weeks on end, with no form of communication. 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.
Specialised Salesforce recruiters are rare. As a result, they are known in their industry. Businesses frequently come to them with their hottest jobs for them to fill, and they have access to clients and companies who might not even be advertising their roles themselves – let alone through a general agency with no industry knowledge. 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 because, at the end of the day, they will be working jobs that they want you to fill, so you know you’ll be hearing about them as soon as they hit the market. So, if you want access to the best Salesforce jobs, a specialised recruiter is your way to go.
It’s not illogical that specialised Salesforce recruiters will enhance your job search. But until you lay the reasons out it doesn’t become clear just how much they can help; by opening doors and offering you opportunities that really do match your requirements and career.
It can be easy to use any old recruiters as a back-up method when actively searching for a job, or to ignore speculative outreach from consultants when you’re not looking to move but choosing to engage with a specialist recruiter will only be of benefit – whether you’re switching jobs now, or in the future.
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