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Talent Hub Talk is a podcast dedicated to giving you your Salesforce fix, featuring insights and real-life stories from Trailblazers, community leaders and those in the ecosystem with a valuable perspective to share.
Talent Hub Talk is a podcast brought to you by Ben Duncombe, Founder of Talent Hub, the Salesforce Recruitment Experts

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Talent Hub Talk is a podcast dedicated to giving you your Salesforce fix, featuring insights and real-life stories from Trailblazers, community leaders and those in the ecosystem with a valuable perspective to share.
Talent Hub Talk is a podcast brought to you by Ben Duncombe, Founder of Talent Hub, the Salesforce Recruitment Experts

    David Longhini on the world of Field Service and operating in a niche space

    David Longhini on the world of Field Service and operating in a niche space

    In today's episode, we're joined by CEO and Co-Founder of the US based Salesforce consultancy, Empodio, David Longhini.
     
    We discuss David's background, how and why he became a specialist in the Field Service space, and explore his desire to become a business owner.
     
    Empodio specialise in the Field Service space, and operate in a very specific niche, which opens the chat to dive into the evolving expectations of clients, where insights on industry and business challenges are sought after, rather than simply expertise in the technology.
     
    We discuss the world of Field Service, and the benefits and challenges of operating in such a specific niche within the Salesforce space. This is a really interesting episode which not only explores emerging trends in the Salesforce partner landscape, but also the entrepreneur psyche.

     
    Make sure you're following David on LinkedIn for his insights, where you can also find his LinkedIn article on the drive to become a business owner, which he references in this episode.

     
    We hope you enjoy the discussion!

    • 43 min
    BONUS: How to optimise your LinkedIn profile with Ben Duncombe

    BONUS: How to optimise your LinkedIn profile with Ben Duncombe

    In today's episode, Ben talks LinkedIn profiles. You may have an existing profile, and have an opportunity to optimise it to work harder for you, either in a networking capacity or by aligning you to a future role. As a vocal advocate for the platform, Ben gives his tips on this topic and what it could mean for you and your Salesforce career.


     
    He explains new features, insider tips on how recruiters initiate searches on the platform, and how it can more accurately represent not only your experience and skills, but interests and passions.
     
    Make sure you grab yourself a copy of our Salesforce Market Survey 2021 for the data around current Salesforce market trends, and that you're following Ben on LinkedIn for further content Salesforce truth bombs and content.
     
    We hope you find the episode useful! If you do, please do let us know in your podcast reviews

    • 14 min
    Shane Williams on the impact of escalating demand for Salesforce talent

    Shane Williams on the impact of escalating demand for Salesforce talent

    In today's episode, we're joined by Australia based leadership advisor and Managing Director of Shane Williams Executive, Shane Williams, to discuss the evolving landscape of hiring and retaining talent in a tightening space.
     
    In a unique combination of border closures, and a rush for urgent digital transformation, the talent pool in the ANZ region in particular has tightened considerably in the past 18 months. We explore the consequences of this, on recruitment processes, budgets and candidate's careers themselves, as we touch on subjects such as 'The Great Resignation' and how to best strike a balance both as a hiring manager and as a Salesforce professional. 
     
    We regularly catch up with Shane on the podcast, as he's a popular voice with our listeners. There are several previous episodes that we have recorded throughout the year with him, including candid chats, predictions and observations. If you've missed any of these, then head back through the show to catch up on what you missed.

     
    Shane has successfully hired and managed high performing teams across APAC and delivered large scale Salesforce transformations, and so make sure you're following him on LinkedIn for his insights, and that you check out his book, The Platform Owners Guidebook, and podcast, Platform Diaries.

    We hope you enjoy the discussion!

    • 47 min
    Part 2: Matt Hollingshead and Chris Hopper on everything Salesforce interviews

    Part 2: Matt Hollingshead and Chris Hopper on everything Salesforce interviews

    In today's episode, we catch up with USA-based Salesforce Recruiter, Christopher Hopper, and Matt Hollingshead, Director of Business Systems for BetterCloud, to cover a wide range of topics around Salesforce interviews.
     
    We dive into discussion around whether a short interview is a bad sign, how the interview process differs for contract roles, and the gold standard for feedback.
     
    They share tips on creating a portfolio to demonstrate your abilities, and pieces of advice for hiring managers and candidates alike.
     
    This is Part 2 of the chat, and if you missed Part 1, make sure you go back and have a listen.
     
    We regularly catch up with Chris on the podcast, as he's a popular voice with our listeners. There are several previous episodes that we have recorded at past Dreamforce events and throughout the year with him, including candid chats, predictions and observations. If you've missed any of these, then head back through the show to catch up on what you missed.
     
    Chris comes from a technical background himself which gives him a unique insight, and he's a valuable voice and content creator to follow on social media. You can find him on LinkedIn, or visit his website for articles, videos, and information.

     
    Matt has successfully hired over 1000 candidates throughout his career and so is an experienced and knowledgeable hiring manager to glean insight from on the topic of interviews. He has some refreshing approaches to recruitment and so make sure you're also following him on LinkedIn.
     

    We hope you enjoy the insights!

    • 14 min
    Part 1: Matt Hollingshead and Chris Hopper on everything Salesforce interviews

    Part 1: Matt Hollingshead and Chris Hopper on everything Salesforce interviews

    In today's episode, we catch up with USA-based Salesforce Recruiter, Christopher Hopper and Matt Hollingshead, Director of Business Systems for BetterCloud, to cover a wide range of topics around Salesforce interviews.
     
    We dive into discussion around how interview questions are typically structured, the things that hiring managers are typically looking for, and whether this is always consistent. 
     
    They share tips for how both candidates and hiring managers can best handle gaps in experience and the dreaded nerves. We also talk about how candidates can best prepare for interviews, and the knock on effect of when candidates renege on initial acceptance.
     
    This is Part 1 of the chat, and we have even more insights and truth bombs to share with you in Part 2, next week.
     
    We regularly catch up with Chris on the podcast, as he's a popular voice with our listeners. There are several previous episodes that we have recorded at past Dreamforce events and throughout the year with him, including candid chats, predictions and observations. If you've missed any of these, then head back through the show to catch up on what you missed.
     
    Chris comes from a technical background himself which gives him a unique insight, and he's a valuable voice and content creator to follow on social media. You can find him on LinkedIn, or visit his website for articles, videos, and information.

     
    Matt has successfully hired over 1000 candidates throughout his career and so is an experienced and knowledgeable hiring manager to glean insight from on the topic of interviews. He has some refreshing approaches to recruitment and so make sure you're also following him on LinkedIn.
     
    Additionally, we'd like to thank our episode sponsors, Form Assembly for their support in bringing you this episode. 

     
    Form building can be a tedious and complex process when collecting loads of data for enterprises. Solve this issue with ease through FormAssembly, an all-in-one secure web form builder with a robust Salesforce integration. This seamless web to lead form building connection boasts features including sophisticated data collection, the option to pre-fill forms, create and update records, and more! Their advanced compliance standards offer prime solutions for companies in the government, finserv, healthcare, nonprofit, and higher education spaces. 
     
    What else? Their soon-to-come feature, FormAssembly Workflow, is built to streamline processes for any organization.
     
    Visit www.formassembly.com/talenthub to find out why FormAssembly is the #1 Enterprise form building platform for Salesforce and how it can be customized to fit the needs of your company!
     

    Enjoy the chat!

    • 25 min
    Felix Nilam on transitioning his career from Salesforce consulting to client side

    Felix Nilam on transitioning his career from Salesforce consulting to client side

    In today's episode, we're joined by Australia based Salesforce Architect and Program Manager, Felix Nilam.


    As a previous guest of Talent Hub TV right back in episode 2, we reconnect with Felix to discuss his recent transition from a long tenure within the consulting space, to a recent move to client side.


    He shares what motivated him to make the change, his experiences so far, and the observations he's made. 


    We delve into whether his new environment has shifted his perception of topics such as Salesforce certifications and time management, amongst other elements, and he goes on to explain the new skills that he's acquired on this side of the ecosystem.


    It was great to catch up with Felix again, and if you missed his first appearance with us, you can catch it here.


    Make sure that you're following Felix on LinkedIn to stay connected, and if you have any questions, then he is happy to chat with you online.
     
    We hope you enjoy the chat!

    • 30 min

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