Category: Careers

How to Run a Business and Keep Your Weekends Free

How to Run a Business and Keep Your Weekends Free

Entrepreneurs sacrifice a lot for their businesses. Money, time, social life—all of these tend to go out the window. What I didn’t expect to lose, however, were my weekends. Business owners don’t procrastinate; we are constantly firing on all cylinders. I thought I’d get my work done during the week,... Read More»

3 Savvy Self-Promotion Examples For Professionals

3 Savvy Self-Promotion Examples For Professionals

We have all been exposed to the brash, unethical type who simply is not in tune with the delicate balance between over-promoting and under-promoting himself, right? One of the unfortunate ripple effects created by over-the-top self-promoters is that their behavior causes good, solid contributors to shrink back when it’s time... Read More»

“Winning at Work: Success Secrets from 20 Top Influencers”: A New Salesforce E-Book

“Winning at Work: Success Secrets from 20 Top Influencers”: A New Salesforce E-Book

Navigating a career is becoming increasingly complicated. Industries are constantly changing—but sometimes, the more things change, the more they stay the same. While certain technical skills may not be applicable throughout your entire career, there are some tried-and-true tips for succeeding, no matter what disruption occurs around you. And what... Read More»

5 Tips for Maximizing the Rest of Dreamforce

5 Tips for Maximizing the Rest of Dreamforce

Dreamforce is a remarkable opportunity for many things — professional development, networking, discovering new ways to conquer key issues you’re now tasked with addressing. But now that it's halfway over, you might be feeling a bit overwhelmed at how to get the most out of time here. Hit pause. You've... Read More»

Dreamforce '14 Kicks Off with Women in Tech Panel

Dreamforce '14 Kicks Off with Women in Tech Panel

Sunday marked the unofficial beginning of Dreamforce '14, with a schedule of pre-conference activities that included an inspiring panel of leading women in technology. The panel, led by Salesforce SVP of Partner Programs Neeracha Taychakhoonavudh, featured a stellar lineup: Brooks McCorcle, President, Emerging Business Markets, AT&T Carolina Ruiz, Principal Developer... Read More»

Salesforce.com Celebrates 10 Years in Canada

Salesforce.com Celebrates 10 Years in Canada

Oh Canada! This October marks salesforce.com’s 10-year anniversary in Canada. It’s remarkable how much salesforce.com has expanded in the country over the past decade. What began as a tiny hub is now a flourishing group of multiple locations, with our official headquarters in downtown Toronto and additional offices in Halifax,... Read More»

A Dream(force) Come True: How One Determined Admin Made It to Dreamforce Against the Odds

A Dream(force) Come True: How One Determined Admin Made It to Dreamforce Against the Odds

“I’m a problem-solver, and I like a challenge,” Kristen Putikka says. It could be the understatement of the year. In college, when she couldn’t afford a computer, she used spare parts to build her own. Last year, when she joined a company where no one really knew how to use... Read More»

Want More Referrals? Network Before You Need To

Want More Referrals? Network Before You Need To

Recognize this guy? You’re at a networking event. He shoves business cards in your face, asks you to do a favor for him, and then rushes off to fawn all over another easy target. The next day you receive a long, boring email (with attachments) asking you to refer him.... Read More»

Salesforce.com Named One of the Best Workplaces in Tech!

Salesforce.com Named One of the Best Workplaces in Tech!

Today, salesforce.com was named one of Great Rated’s People’s Picks: 20 Great Workplaces in Technology! We’re thrilled to be rated as an awesome place to work by the people who matter most: our own employees. Check out our Great Rated profile here. The Great Rated reviews are based on a... Read More»

Avoid Buyer's Remorse: 4 Tips for Hiring Top Talent

Avoid Buyer's Remorse: 4 Tips for Hiring Top Talent

The other day, a friend of mine was asking me for advice on hiring people for his small, but fast-growing business. While I’m no recruiting machine, I have hired a number of people in my day. What have I learned? Astute (but ultimately poor) candidates can put on a good... Read More»