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How to Make The Most of Working With A Specialist Salesforce Recruiter

In an age of widening digital skill gaps, Salesforce professionals are in an ideal position to begin tracking down exciting new job opportunities. However, even with a wider range of Salesforce roles available to those with the right skills, it can be difficult to find the position perfectly suited to you alone. 

Working with a specialist recruiter like team #ROD, with years of experience in the Salesforce ecosystem, gives you an edge over other candidates. Recruiters give you the resources to excel in job interviews, applications, and searching strategies. They can also help you find roles you wouldn’t be able to access alone.  

However, the key to success is knowing how to leverage the benefits your specialist Salesforce recruiter has to offer, which is our topic today. 

Step 1: Know Your Salesforce Career Goals


A Salesforce recruitment specialist can only help you reach your career targets if you know what you want to achieve. Before working with a recruiter, sit down and think about your current career plan. Where do you want to be five years from now? What kind of Salesforce skills do you want to develop, and which areas of the Salesforce ecosystem are you most proficient in? 

It’s worth taking some time to plan answers to common questions, such as “What are your favourite Salesforce projects to work on?” and “What does your ideal workday look like?”  

Think about your ideal location, whether you’re focused more on contract lifecycles, the Salesforce marketing cloud, or technical Salesforce skills, and how you plan on growing in future.  

It’s helpful to have an up-to-date CV you can share with your recruiter, too, offering an insight into your background in Salesforce and your current skills. 

Step 2: Seek Out the Right Specialist Like Resource on Demand 

It isn’t easy to make the most out of a recruitment team if you haven’t chosen an experienced Salesforce recruiting partner suited to your needs. Take your time to get to know potential recruiters before committing to any specific group. You’ll want to look for: 

  • Experience: Companies like ROD, with more than 13 years of experience specialising specifically in Salesforce recruitment, and were the first agency to ever concentrate on this growing area of tech skills in Europe.  
  • Case studies and reviews: Pay attention to what other people say about the recruitment company you plan to work with. Reviews like “Very impressed with ROD” will give you peace of mind that you’re working with the right team. You can read a selection of our testimonials here. 
  • Transparency: A good Salesforce recruitment team should be able to answer any questions you might have about their processes, experiences, and how they help candidates find work. Consider interviewing your recruiter to get a feel for their communication style.  

Step 3: Communicate Openly 



Transparent and effective communication is crucial to success in the candidate/recruiter relationship. Just as you need your recruiter to be open with you about potential opportunities, your recruiter needs you to be clear about your expectations, concerns, and problem points. 

Regularly communicate with your recruiter about potential areas for concern in your resume and work history. For instance, if you had time off during the pandemic, explain what you did during that time to enhance your skills (like taking extra Trailhead courses).  

Discuss your professional brand and the presence you’ve built online, and any negative associations you need to distance yourself from. It’s also worth discussing any firm requirements you have for your new job, like working only from a remote location.  

If you’re already working with other recruiters, it’s important to be clear about this too, so there’s no unnecessary overlap.  

Step 4: Do Your Part in the Recruiter Relationship 

While recruiters are there to help you get the job of your dreams, they can only work effectively with candidates willing to do their part. You’ll need to be committed to following through with commitments, and you’ll need to trust your recruiter to do their job.  

When dealing with your Salesforce recruiter, carefully listen to the advice and feedback they provide. If your recruitment agency advises you to change your CV, they’re doing it because it will help you to get the Salesforce job you want.  

When your recruiter arranges appointments for you and sets up meetings, make sure you attend them all. If your recruiter sees you’re flaky, they’re less likely to want to share your CV with some of the top hiring companies.   

Step 5: Commit to Building Your Value 

Even in a skills-short marketplace, Salesforce specialists still need to compete with other market professionals, particularly as remote and distributed hiring becomes more popular. If you have a dream job in mind, you’ll need to be willing to work with your recruiter on building your value.  

This could mean pinpointing potential Salesforce courses and certifications you can use to separate your application from competing candidates. It could also involve spending extra time on your networking efforts and visiting local events and conferences. Your Salesforce recruitment team will know what it will take to get you hired 

You can also build your value by working on your professional brand, expanding your LinkedIn resume, and joining Salesforce forums. Don’t be afraid to ask your recruiter for constructive criticism on how to make yourself more appealing. 


What Next? 

We have placed hundreds of Salesforce stars over the last thirteen years, which means I know we can help you too. All you have to do is drop us an email here or call us ☎📞 here 01322 272 532. 



P.S. All you have to do is drop us an email here or call us ☎📞 on 01322 272 532. 


About Resource on Demand

Resource On Demand is Europe’s first specialist Salesforce Recruitment Company.

We assist innovative and disruptive organisations in growing their technology teams. Supporting companies to fill Cloud roles across the growing Salesforce.com suite of skills.

The team at Resource On Demand have access to an extensive database of key talent, registering over 8000 Cloud professionals each year.

To find out how we can support you call us on 01322 272 532

2022-08-05T15:45:44+00:00 Career, Careers, salesforce.com|