How to Work with a Recruiter to Find a Salesforce Job

Dec 4, 2018
  • Salesforce Careers

Updated October 2021

The Salesforce economy is booming, and there are lots of positions to be filled, but whittling it down to an option that matches your skills, expertise, interests, and personality can be challenging.  To add another level to the complexity, there are also many qualified candidates and you need to find a way to make your resume stand out from the crowd. So, whether you’re a Salesforce certified job seeker looking for an admin, development, marketing, sales, or business analyst opportunity, chances are good you could benefit from connecting with a reputable recruiter who specializes in placing Salesforce candidates.

Here are four tips to do it right.

Step 1: Do Your Research and Reach Out to CRM Recruiting Firms

There are lots of companies who specialize in the tech space, and you’ll want to do your research to find those that are the most reputable and effective at connecting candidates with employers who have open Salesforce jobs.

Read testimonials from clients and reviews on websites like Glassdoor to find recruitment agencies that meet your needs.

Reach out directly by applying for one of their posted vacancies or submitting your resume through their website. This will put you on their radar and will prompt the recruiter to reach out directly to learn more about you so that they can better match you with a role.

Step 2: Practice Your Pitch

Although your conversation with a recruiter isn’t technically a job interview, it is still critical to showcase your skills, expertise, and personality.

Remember, a good recruiter will work as an intermediary between you and a potential employer and will be the one to sing your praises and discuss your credentials. However, the only way they will know these things is if you tell them.

Practice your extended elevator pitch that highlights your past experience, any unique skills you bring to the table, and why an organization would want to hire you.

If you are someone who has technology experience in another platform, like .Net, SQL, Java or another ERP or CRM provider, communicate how you believe those skills will transition and add value to the organization.

If you have a business background, discuss how those skills will translate and mention any certifications or Trailhead badges you’ve earned to demonstrate your technological competencies.

Recent graduates can mention internships and any skills or experience you gleaned with those opportunities. You may also want to apply for new internships or short-term contracted positions with organizations who are known for hiring these types of staff full-time at the end of the contract. Your recruiter can help match you to these companies.

Step 3: Prepare and Practice

One of the most significant advantages of working with a recruiter to find Salesforce jobs is that they can give you insight into exactly what the employer wants in a candidate and help you prepare for the interview.

Showcase your skills and personality to the recruiter so they will know you are a strong match for the team and culture of the organization to which you are applying.

The best Salesforce recruiting firms will help you to do research ahead of time and will send you resources like links to the company website, the LinkedIn profile of the person or people with which you will be interviewing, any relevant recent news articles, and the job description for the position.

Your recruiter may also brief you on skills or qualities that are particularly important to the employer, the types of questions they will ask, and any practical skills they will expect you to demonstrate.

Don’t forget to brush up on your technical Salesforce knowledge by reviewing past study guides and consider earning a few Trailhead badges to have fresh technical expertise top of mind for the interview.

Step 4: Debrief and Follow Up

After your interview, call your recruiter and tell them how it went. Share your honest thoughts and feelings about the role and organization and communicate if you feel that it is a good mutual fit.

When you speak with your recruiter, make sure you discuss the best method for sending your thank you notes to anyone you met with at the organization. Many times, recruiters will ask to send the notes you write to the client for you. They will then have an additional opportunity to approach the hiring manager about you and reiterate why you would be a good fit.

Ask follow-up questions to determine the next steps, time frame and to get feedback on how you performed in the interview.

Communication is key to having a great relationship with your recruiter and finding the perfect position for you.

Final Thoughts

Although there are both a plethora of Salesforce certified candidates and open CRM jobs available, landing the right position can be complex and time-consuming.

That’s one of many reasons why both job seekers should consider partnering with a reputable CRM recruiting agency like our sister division, VALiNTRYtechnology,who is a subject matter expert, and that understands the market.

Ready to take the next step? Search for jobs and send your resume to us today to get started finding the right match for you.