David’s note: I’ve always said the best way anyone can thank me is to pass it on! Thank you for providing this opportunity to other learners Uvais! Who knew that you would be such a promising student… I’m so proud of you! Who knows, maybe in a year you’ll be an architect too!
Thanks for the congrats mail on my new job. It means a lot to me. (I have taken a screenshot of it and shared it with pride among my friends who are SFDC99 fans as well)
However, this is something more than a thank you mail.
I want to share my story.
I want to let you know that the first thing I wanted to do after getting a job as Salesforce developer was to send you a detailed thank you mail. Being away from home I didn’t have access to PC except at my workplace.
Getting started with my story, it was my brother who introduced me into Salesforce. I started learning with Trailhead but I had no idea how to get started with job hunting with no experience. Then I read your success stories which motivated me and I came to know about volunteering opportunities and applied for many. Finally I got a volunteering opportunity.
With help from my brother I started administrating the non-profit org and learned more on the go. I was active in Trailhead and completed almost all except for a few modules.
Then I started applying for jobs but the best I had was a rejection mail (better than no response). I was so demotivated and was at a stage were I felt like giving up. Then I mailed you and remember what you told me in the end?
“Who knows, maybe you will be posting your success story in a year!”
And here I am after getting a job, posting mine!
I am learning more and more everyday and planning to take the Platform Developer I certification once my probation period is over. Since the limit is 1 certification per year at my company, I am looking for freelancing work to fund certifications as well.
Leaving my story ahead, as in the beginning of my mail this is more than a thank you mail!!!
It’s time to give back!
I am happy to share that I have talked with CEO of the non-profit I worked for and we will be adding one more admin to the team since my availability is low now.
If you want to apply, all that you have to do is to mail your resume or current work status along with your Salesforce developer community profile link.
The preference is to the unemployed, and then, to people looking to switch to Salesforce technology. We ask for your developer community profile to check your Trailhead status.
Mail your application to (applications now closed). This position is remote.
I will try my best to contribute more! And try to make it easier for others to get started! The volunteering opportunity is just a start!
More to follow once I have solid knowledge on the platform!
Thank you David!
You are my SFDC role model!
I dream of being an architect like you someday!
Want to tell the world your story too?
Email it to firstname.lastname@example.org and your story could be heard around the world!