We all lead busy lives. Our minds are crammed with so much information, so many items on our to-do lists, appointments, hobbies. Not to mention career-focused busyness like meetings, certifications, conferences and more.
Who has time to look for new Salesforce jobs?!
A new job may not be anywhere near your radar right now. But it probably should be! The market for Salesforce developers and admins is extremely competitive — employers are competing for YOU.
And while you may be busy with all the tasks and to-dos mentioned above, there is some good news:
You don’t have to spend all your time thinking about or looking for new Salesforce jobs.
Shameless plug: When you work with a recruiting firm that specializes in Salesforce (like us here at Tech2), you shoot us your resume and what you’re looking/hoping for in a new job. Then we do all the work for you.
We love what we do, and the amazing Salesforce developers and admins who work with us are definitely pleased with their new jobs.
So, that returns us to the original question: When’s the best time to look for Salesforce jobs?
There’s no easy answer to this question. But to help you figure out the best time for you, let’s look at some common advice you may have heard over the course of your career and see whether it holds up.
If you’re so frustrated with work that you constantly complain, look for a new job.
This one sounds like common sense, right? Yet so many of us are bogged down in the day-to-day grind that we feel burned out, dread going to work and count down to the weekend in minutes.
If any of these are true for you, it makes sense to start looking for new Salesforce jobs.
Here’s a great test to determine whether your current job and company are making you happy:
- Sit down with either a pad and paper (those are still around, right?), your phone or your laptop. Open up a new document.
- Make three columns — Like, Love and Loathe.
- Underneath each category, list everything you like, love and loathe about your current job.
- Get as granular as you’d like. Maybe the lunchroom always smells like someone microwaved fish (ugh), or it takes you an hour to get to work every day, or you are so busy you never get to take a lunch break — write it ALL down.
- Look back on the list and take note of how many items are in each column. Is your “loathe” column lengthy? Could the items in your “like” or “love” columns be found elsewhere (with fewer “loathes”)?
Even the exercise of thinking critically about your job can help you determine whether thinking about work gets you excited or puts a knot in your stomach.
Knots are never good. Actually, they’re an easy sign that it’s time to look for greener pastures.
Look for a new Salesforce job when you’re already employed.
It’s certainly less stressful to look for a job when you’re already employed. And research seems to agree that it’s the “best” time for many people. Although, it can also be more challenging to look for a job when you’re employed, especially if you’re seeking relocation.
If you’re earning a regular paycheck, and are simply looking for a change, it can’t hurt to test the waters and see what’s out there. You may be in line for a massive pay upgrade, better benefits or even a new location you never considered.
Unless you have a locktight job with your current employer with a set (and promised) career path and top-of-the-line salary, benefits, etcetera, it’s definitely worth seeing what your skills and experience can collect elsewhere — especially when you’re employed.
Oh, and if you’re afraid your current employer will discover you’re looking at other opportunities, we have good news. A reputable Salesforce recruiting firm like Tech2 will always maintain your confidentiality. That means you can see what’s out there without putting your current job on the line.
You keep complaining that consulting is unreliable — now’s the time to look!
Freelancing and consulting offer tremendous flexibility, but with that flexibility comes some unease that makes it difficult to sustain for some Salesforce pros. If you’ve been sweating your income every month, have a family and are worried about benefits or job security, or if anything else worries you, it may be time to see what Salesforce jobs are out there.
If you thrive on a changing environment and new projects but still want stability, temporary, project-based work is another option. When you partner with a Salesforce recruiting firm (like Tech2), we can help you line up projects and long-term gigs so that you don’t have to worry about what’s “next.” Instead, you can just focus on your job and doing what you love best.
Do any of these Salesforce jobs sound good to you?
We’ve currently got openings for Salesforce developers and admins across the country. Whether you’re just curious or you are absolutely ready for a change, shoot us a message or give us a call. We’ll help you find the best Salesforce jobs and opportunities.