Archive for the ‘career’ Category

New Year, New Gig…

Posted: 26th December 2015 by jhoskins in career

When you wake up every morning, what gets you out of bed: Necessity or Soul? For more than four years, I had the privilege to work at Appirio, one of the world’s top cloud consulting companies. From the Bay Area to Singapore to London, I joined forces with smart people who rejected conventional wisdom. The […]

This morning at 6:33am I passed the Salesforce Certified Sales Cloud Consultant Exam. A word to the wise study up on forecasting. In other news I will not be getting up at 5am to take another exam anytime soon. For my next trick I may or may not be looking into being a Certified Technical […]

Hello San Francisco!

Posted: 24th November 2012 by jhoskins in career, personal

The title pretty much sums it up, but I’ll give you the reader’s digest version. In January ‘12 just as I was looking to relocate to the bay area, Appirio approached me with something better, an international assignment in Singapore! I arrived in Singapore late July, but just after Dreamforce Appirio decided that Singapore would […]

Look Ma – I’m a Salesforce MVP!

Posted: 5th November 2012 by jhoskins in career,

Recently, I became a member of an elite group of close friends, geeks, co-workers and enthusiasts. I’m truly honored to have been named a “Salesforce MVP”!  It means the world to me to know my  contributions to the community since 2006 been formally recognized.  This recognition  prompted me to take a look back at the events […]

The “Jennifer Phillips” aka @CRMjen, Former Boss while I was with Hilton, Orlando based Partner in Crime, Salesforce MVP and Friend explains how we met during a Community Session at Dreamforce 2012! Mrs. Smarty-pants, err. Jen is incredibility smart for hiring me back in 2009. The velocity between us is un-stoppable when we’re together. During visits to Orlando […]

I’m Happy. Are you?

Posted: 22nd August 2012 by jhoskins in career, personal

Happiness in the workplace is easily taken for granted especially when you’re having so much FUN at work. Often I pause and reflect on the progression of my career and think about where I am, how I arrived and why I’m so fortunate. I’d like to take you on a journey …. I started working […]

I’m joining Appirio!

Posted: 18th April 2011 by jhoskins in career, work

After careful consideration, I’ve decided to join Appirio. It’s been a nice little run owning an operating my own little consulting firm “CRMified”. Shout out to Jackie, Jennifer, Clint and a couple of other folks for taking time out and chatting with me during this process. Here are my top reasons for my decision: I’ll […]