- Now that you’re finally Salesforce certified, what’s the next step?
- With the Salesforce platform expected to generate as many as 1.9 million jobs 2020, Salesforce professionals have millions of opportunities to find work and advance their careers.
- In this guide, we look at a few practical options to take your Salesforce to the next level
With a Salesforce certification now under your belt, the next logical step is to find ways to advance your career. Fortunately, there are many ways to move up the ladder. With more than 1.9 million jobs expected to be created by the Salesforce platform by 2020, you have nearly 2 million employment opportunities to find your dream Salesforce job.
Listed below are 3 tips to help you do just that.
Acquire More Skills and Certifications on Trailhead
Salesforce pros who are in the know recognize the fact that badges, superbadges, and certifications (especially those acquired through projects) are earned, not given away like candy. They require serious knowledge and skills and are a great way to show off your portfolio and skillset. Simply adding a link to your Trailhead profile to your resume goes a long way towards showcasing your certifications to employers.
Join and Participate in the Success Community
One of the things that makes Salesforce a great platform is the thriving community behind it. By joining local user groups in the Success Community, you can find answers to questions you may have. You can also join meet-ups to grow your personal network, learn, and get your name out there—important if you’re looking for potential employers. Simply search for your city or nearest metropolitan area to look for local user groups.
Aside from leveraging the Success Community to your advantage, it’s also a good idea to give back by answering questions, which will show people you know your stuff.
Dozens of nonprofit organizations use Salesforce as part of their grants. The problem is that many of them have no clue how to use their Salesforce licenses to their full potential. They’ll usually have someone as the Salesforce point person, but that person isn’t necessarily a Salesforce admin by trade.
This presents an opportunity for you to get some hands-on admin experience on Salesforce. Many nonprofits will post projects that need volunteers online (e.g. LinkedIn or the Global Pro Bono Network), so be sure to scour these places for volunteer opportunities.
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