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The Key to Your Resume

The Key to Your Resume

Applying to a new job requires wanting to put your best foot forward. You want to stand out to the hiring manager for the right reasons, but demonstrate your skills in a positive manner. Standing out too much could mean a negative response or no advancement in the recruiting process. Not standing out enough could mean fading into the background of the resume stacks piling on desks.

Utilizing Your Company Network

Utilizing Your Company Network

The professional community has an ability to be so incredibly connected today. Even so, it takes tools, time and motivation to be only a few degrees of separation from another professional contact. Not surprisingly, most firms have significant room to more effectively leverage their professional community networks. By doing so, firms can improve their technical staff recruiting efforts and increase their talent base.  

SharePoint Server 2016 Update

SharePoint Server 2016 Update

Microsoft SharePoint Server 2016 Release Candidate (Beta 2) is in the process creating very positive impressions. Interestingly, with the release of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2016 comes a turn in the SharePoint offerings moving forward. SharePoint is clearly at a crossroads. A commitment to choose between On-Premise and Cloud is likely to soon to lean heavily towards SharePoint as a service. These signals are important to consider as your company determines its planning horizon to move important SharePoint-based applications to The Cloud.

Getting a List of Salesforce Items Without a View

Sometimes, when I’m doing some customizations in Salesforce, I want to see a list of accounts, contacts, leads, etc., but I don’t want to go through the hassle of creating a view. I have to add that it’s not really difficult to create a view, but sometimes you just want to see the data quickly. (There’s also a quick way to get to a form to add a new item as well.) If you want to see or enter the data for a specific record type quickly all you have to do is enter a URL in a specific format: 

Topping the Developer Candidate Pools

Topping the Developer Candidate Pools

Software is taking over the world. Companies worldwide are investing in their technology offerings, and with that they are seeking top quality developers to build and manage the technology. This ideal developer not only feels comfortable with the entire data stack, but also understands how to draw data insights from technology and stays current on updates in languages and new languages that appear. In order to stay on top of every recruiter and company’s wish list, consider adding these important tasks to your professional development to do list.

T-SQL ROUND and Arithmetic Overflow

I recently was looking at some old code that generates SQL statements. Part of this code built a string that rounded a double value to 2 decimal places in SQL - it had been working successfully for many years, but all of a sudden one instance was failing. Here is an example of a successful string:

SELECT ROUND(1.14172780803793, 2) as RoundedNum

While this is an example of a failing string , resulting in the familiar error message "Arithmetic overflow error converting expression to data type numeric.":

Salesforce SOQL with Both Owner and RecordType Name

I was recently working on a data integration from an external system to Salesforce.com. I was using the force.com developer console to query the number of records by owner and record type for accounts to compare the numbers against the source system. 

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