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Salesforce Career Path Strategies
Which Salesforce career path is right for you? In this webinar, we evaluate the pros and cons of the core Salesforce career paths: admin, developer, and architect. Every aspect is examined including pay, short and long term job prospects, end games, and more. Then, we’ll give you the best resources for starting down your chosen path!
Special thanks to David Franklin and the Cloud Co-Op for hosting me!
The Cloud Co-Op is a veteran owned Salesforce consultancy that helps veterans learn Salesforce and enter the workforce through their VETS2CLOUD program. Check em out!
P.S. I have also added this video to the Career Info and Video Tutorial pages =)
I am quite desperate..I studied for the ADM201 and passed all the mock up tests. I freaking failed 3 times within a month period. Furthermore I earned over 20 badges on TH within a week and thousand of points. I REALLY want to get there but this FREAKIN test is making me mad. Some questions are coming out of the woodwork….I am not asking for your help but what s going on here??? The testing place will not let you use or take any paper with you…I am worried s@@#$less that maybe I am not made for SF which I REFUSE TO BELIEVE!!!! HELP!!!!!
Read every word in this guide =)
Thanks for your reply. I think the exam questions for ADM201 are what they are tricky or not. But again do companies hire certified SF people with no REAL experience in the marketplace EVEN though they can be great?
The truth is that someone with more experience and equal number of certs will beat you every time.
The only way you can really catch up is to have more certs! Or more experience. But, if you had more experience, well, you wouldn’t be finding your first job =)
I’ve been out of the workforce for a 1 1/2 years. Previously I used SAlesforce and was a back up admin, I had taken all the classes online but in 2015/16. I was wondering since I”m not with an employer where I can go to get retrained online. I used to use my salesforce access for it which was free since I had a license with my previous employer. where can I go online to famiarize myself with salesforce again for free?
Try this Rita:
Thank you for this video David! I knew I wanted to work with Salesforce and made a career change to become an admin. Now that I have been an admin for over a year I’ve been trying to think of where I see myself in 5, 10 years and was really struggling to envision that. This webinar was eye opening and gave me some clear direction and motivation to keep learning. Thanks for all that you do for the community!
You’re welcome Krista!
David….Thanks for ALL THAT YOU DO. What is your take on the ongoing popularity and prospect for employment for people having the ADM 201 and 211?
Good but not super good!
Just to add my own experience on Anesh’s question(If I got the name correctly) about getting your first Salesforce job.
If you really cant land a SF admin/developer job directly. I would also suggest you to find a company that offers Salesforce Bootcamp (either for fresh grads or career shifter).
That’s how I got started with my Salesforce career. You might be offered a lower salary at first since you will be on training. So if you’re willing to accept a little lower salary, then grab the opportunity. Because as we know, our salary range is always dependent on our work experience and if it’s going to be your first job, we can’t demand too much. I think the most important thing here is you are getting started with it, you are now in it and you sure will be on your way to get your Salesforce dream job.
It might be a different scenario if you have an Admin or Dev certification(but this is too expensive for me back then, so I didn’t take this as an option).
One more thing, just like what David said, grow your network. Search for the Salesforce meetup group near your area(sign up an account in meetup.com). Who knows, one of the people you meet on that event can lead you to your first Saleaforce job.
Finally, always remember that nothing beats preparation. Invest time on making your resume look better. Practice, practice, practice. If some of the interviews didn’t go well, think of what you could have done better then apply it on your next interview. Don’t give up and be persistent.
P.S. I know how difficult it is to get started. It could get frustrating and disappointing sometimes. If you found yourself loosing the motivation, I have one step for you to get your self back up. Email David Liu and I guarantee you, 100%, no matter how busy he is(you know busy Salesforce MVPs are, right? Ahem, congrats David! ), he’ll find time to inspire you once more by his words of wisdom and motivation. Good luck!
Great tips Loren and thank you for the words! =)
Thank you a, this post would help me a lot while heading towards my first job..
Thank you once again
Salesforce bootcamp? I guess one will have to first get hired than ask if they offer the program?
I got score
Admin – 3
Developer – 4
Architect – 4
It’s true that I am a developer and I am in the confusion of which track to select either Developer or Architect :)
Feel motivated after reading your blogs and watching videos
Excellent! Ha ha ha