#2 Avoid These Interview Mistakes
Updated: Aug 26, 2022
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I used to wing my Salesforce interviews.
The worst one I had was 3 years ago. I had 1.5 years of experience, got cocky, and figured I would be fine to answer any technical questions they threw at me. To keep it short, it didn’t go well 😅. I drew blanks on 80% of the questions and I left with my tail between my legs.
Needless to say… I always prepare now.
Confidence is everything
Tripping on a question shatters your confidence and your interview.
Over the years - I’ve interviewed for a lot of jobs and a lot of candidates for jobs. What sticks out most is your confidence. When you are caught off guard with a question you don’t know - it ruins your confidence. You then feel more pressure, overthink, and sometimes begin to stutter. This leads to a bad interview and getting rejected. The reverse is also true. If you’re prepared you stay composed, relaxed, and don’t feel as anxious.
To be confident - Here’s exactly how I prepare for all my interviews:
#1. Study technical questions
I always google “[your salesforce role] technical interview questions”. Questions get trivial and skimming through a list of common technical questions before an interview gets you in the right headspace. I’ve linked the technical questions for your role below. → Jr. Salesforce Admin questions → Salesforce Admin questions → Business analyst questions → Developer questions
#2. Keep your sandbox fresh
I always make sure my sandbox matches my skills. Keep examples of things you know how to do that will impress my future employer. The more you can show your skills, the less risk they feel in hiring you. • Design? Clean a page layout & explain why it’s more efficient. • Security? Review health check & explain why your org is safe. • Automation? Build a flow & explain how it saves user clicks.
#3. Read up on the company
I always check their website and CrunchBase. Doing this you’ll get a feel for their brand, funding rounds, and get a quick summary of what they do. This allows you to talk more about their company, build a deeper relationship, and set you up to be a stronger candidate.
#4. Prep your interview space
I always use a ring light for every single interview. Whether we like it or not, we all make thousands of judgements every day. During interviews companies judge to try to connect the dots about you so make sure you do it for them and not the other way around. • Tidy room = organized • Well dressed = trustworthy • Good lighting = professional
#5. Stalk your interviewers
I always search who is interviewing me on LinkedIn. You want to make the interview a conversation. Taking time to see where they worked, what roles they have, and how much experience they have helps you do this. You will be able to tailor your questions to the person you are talking to and ask them relevant questions about the role. Heads up though… LinkedIn does show when you view someone’s account so try to do it all in one shot.
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