David’s note: 50+ years old? Check. Non-technical background? Check. Hard work, certifications, faith, and perseverance? Check, check, check, and check! “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” Well done!
Just a quick success story here.
I am a 51 year old guy who has spent my life in sales and business development in a variety of industries. A couple of years ago, after many career ups and downs I decided that I needed to go in a different direction in order to take care of my young family.
He highly suggested that I look into it and directed me to the SFDC99 website. Between that and Trailhead, I started learning the platform in my spare time.
I decided to try my luck by sending my resume to two local consultancies and they both contacted me immediately.
I just got hired by one of those consultancies as a Developer/Consultant with a compensation package that was better than I ever expected for someone with no Salesforce or tech experience. Turned out that they really valued my past business experience, especially as a former Salesforce/CRM user, and loved the initiative that I showed in obtaining the certs.
Thank you very much for all of the resources that you provide for people like me that are looking to make a positive change. There are no obstacles that can not be overcome (including age) if you have the right motivation, and help from people like you.
I hope to meet you at Dreamforce some day, and to thank you personally.
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