I have been planning out a change of my career from finance to development. I don’t have any experience in any programming languages like Java, C, C#, or Visual Basic either.
Can I make a career shift from finance to Salesforce just by passing certifications? I have the passion to learn but need some credible advice from a guy like you for whom I was searching for.
If I currently pass any one certification, will the industry offer me a position even though I don’t possess any working knowledge of Salesforce?
I read your story in the the “About me” section and started admiring you. I believe all your hard work paid off for you in a wonderful way. I wish you good luck in your professional and personal life.
Get Me Out Of Here!
Dear Get Me Out of Here!,
Thank you for reaching out to me and I hope my advice can help you achieve your dreams!
One certification with zero experience is not enough to get a job in this industry unfortunately! It’s very common for most job applicants to have at least one certification, in fact, the average resume I see has 2+ certifications, plus at least a year of Salesforce experience.
Here’s what I recommend someone in your position to do:
One other word of advice – certifications don’t make you a great Salesforce professional, but they do look good on your resume. Don’t let yourself get too caught up in getting certified and forget that the true goal is learning Salesforce. You will need to supplement all certification learning with actual, hands-on Salesforce knowledge. This applies especially with coding!
I also recommend you read these pages:
P.S. anyone can code, regardless of background or experience =)
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