#11 - How I earn 3+ job offers every week (sometimes more)
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1 actionable tip to grow your salesforce career.
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In today’s issue, I’m sharing 4 steps that can dramatically increase the amount of Salesforce job offers you receive.
I’ve gone from 0 job offers to 3+ a week since I created my online portfolio on May 2020.
That’s roughly 156 job offers a year.
But this isn’t my first attempt at building a portfolio. I started two years ago and have had my fair share of what’s worked and what hasn’t.
So, what’s different?
I started using simpler tools that allowed me to edit my portfolio on the fly and be extremely accessible so could more employers could view it:
Linkedin Featured Section
Now, I want to share the 4 steps that have made it possible.
Here’s how ↓
Step #1: Sign up for Carrd
Carrd allows you to build one-page sites for pretty much anything. Why use it?
It’s dirt cheap ($19/year… yes, year)
So simple my 6-year-old niece could use it
The goal with any of these tips is to keep things affordable and simple.
Cutting out the need to use custom code or have expertise in UX design is a big win for all of us which is why I have used it for the last year.
You can sign up for Carrd here.
Step #2: Create Your Portfolio
Your portfolio is proof that you can do the job.
I’ve taken four 1:1 coaching calls over the last 3 weeks and one thing I noticed is that everyone had massive talent and skill that would allow them to thrive in the Salesforce industry.
So, why weren’t they?
They didn’t have a portfolio to show those skills off.
Your portfolio is a place to show both technical Salesforce skills (flows, integrations, security) as well as transferrable skills (communication, problem-solving, teamwork).
I can communicate = blog a well-written how-to guide
I can problem solve = break down a trailhead use case
I can build technical stuff = prove it with a youtube demo
Portfolio vs. Resume
Step #3 (Optional): Buy a Personal Domain
This one is optional but purchasing your own name as a domain puts a nice touch on your portfolio, shows you take it seriously, and it’s easy to remember.
Godaddy.com is an easy way to purchase one.
When you arrive at their site, search your name and chances are it’s going to be less than $3 for one year to use.
I opted for jordanqnelson.me which was $2.99 for 1 year.
Step #4: Connect to LinkedIn
Once you have you’ve signed up for Carrd and have your portfolio built, it’s time for the final step which is making it accessible.
To do this:
Go to LinkedIn
Scroll down to “Featured Section”
Link your new portfolio
Give it a title
Now any potential employer that views your profile has the opportunity to see if you are qualified or not before they even speak to you.
This single step has been the difference between me getting just another profile view and new career steps taken.
Recent Job Offers
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