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  • Writer's pictureJordan Nelson

#15 - How I get a job referral 80% of the time

Welcome to the 122 new subscribers who joined this week!

1 actionable tip to grow your salesforce career.

Today’s issue will take about 4 mins to read.

Enjoy 😎

In today’s issue, I’m going to share 4 job search steps that will likely increase your referral rate by 80% or more.

With inflation through the roof, there hasn’t been a more crucial time to skill up and improve your salary.

So, without further delay

Let’s jump into this week’s tip

Step 1: Search Jobs on Linkedin

Letting a paper describe you is an old relic of the industrial age.

So Avoid:

  • Indeed

  • Monster

  • Ziprecruiter

And instead, Maximize your time on Linkedin.

Personality, how you think, what you’ve accomplished – that’s the plus of scouting for jobs here.

Step 2: Visit Company Profile

One of the most underrated places on LinkedIn is company profiles.


You find the 2 most important ppl here:

  1. Company Recruiters

  2. Future Teammates


  1. Click “People” tab

  2. Search [Recruiter] OR [Salesforce]

As soon as you find a role you want to apply for, go to the company page and search for these 2 people.

They tend to be the key to you being accepted or rejected.

Step 3: Connect and ask

Okay, you found the 2 ppl you want to know – now build a relationship.

You do that by sending a DM.

Here’s why this works well:

  1. Shows you want the job

  2. Directs you to the decision-maker

  3. Puts pressure on someone like me to help you

  4. Turns you from a paper to a person they will know

This week, someone did this to me and it worked - I referred them 😅

(btw my company Vercel is hiring a service cloud admin)

Step 4: Thank you follow up

Life is about who you know, not as much what you know.

Regardless of you getting this specific job or not, send them a thank you DM for their time. 5 job offers I got this month were due to me keeping a good relationship with ppl even after “it didn’t work out”.

If the goal is getting a job…

It’s better to 5X the effort on 1 job vs. 1X the effort on 5 jobs.

Go deep, not wide.

Focused Effort

That’s all for this week. 1 simple salesforce tip to grow your career.

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See you next week!


P.S. Big announcement coming this week

I am finally building a Salesforce course. It’ll be an actionable playbook for those who want to transition into the industry and need guidance on how to start. I’ll use my 5 years of experience and the exact steps I took that have led me to become certified, increase my salary by 312%, and build a strong community within the industry.

More details this week!

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