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Aug 29 2008   1:35PM GMT

Tanner and Culbert on CRM technology in today’s jobs

Barney Beal Barney Beal Profile: Barney Beal

Jeff TannerAs Web 2.0 infiltrates all aspects of CRM, how is it impacting a CRM professional’s job hunt, and how are employers attracting candidates who are Web 2.0 adept? Which technology skills are most important in today’s CRM industry? How can a professional working in sales, service or marketing get to the next level with their careers? What emerging skills are important on the technical side of CRM?

Bruce CulbertLooking for answers to questions like these and information about CRM career trends, SearchCRM.com turned to Jeff Tanner and Bruce Culbert. Jeff is the Associate Dean of Research at Baylor University and also runs a CRM consulting practice. Bruce is the CEO of myCRM Career, a site dedicated to helping CRM professionals connect and advance their careers. He’s also the CEO of iSymmetry, a recruiting, staffing, consulting and outsourcing firm. The two joined us to speak about their experience in the industry and share insight into trends in CRM staffing and careers.

In this 11-minute podcast, listeners will learn:

  • What technology training is most important for someone looking to get started in the CRM field (0:57)
  • What technology training is most important for someone looking to get to the next level with their career (0:57)
  • How to avoid getting pigeonholed into one technology as a job candidate (8:50)
  • The importance of Web 2.0 skills when looking for a CRM-related job today (hint: they’re more than “nice to have”) (9:36)

This podcast is the first in a four-part series on CRM career trends. Keep an eye out for the other podcasts, coming soon to this page:


CRM training and CRM education for today’s careers (coming Sept. 9)

CRM certification issues and CRM consulting outlook (coming Sept. 16)

How are CRM strategy trends influencing today’s CRM careers? (coming Sept. 23)

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