Preface: this post is part of the Salesforce Careers series.
Thinking about building your career on Salesforce?
Heard good things about the industry, but not sure if it’s still a good time to switch?
Are you an experienced professional coming from another industry like SAP, .NET, Siebel, etc?
…well I know you’re out there and this post is for you!
As someone who has…
…I must say that Salesforce is the hottest industry you or I will experience in our lifetime. Period!
You really have to be crazy not to go all in here. I consider myself lucky to have lucked into Salesforce, and, now that you’re reading this post, consider yourself lucky too!
Here’s why switching to Salesforce is the best career move you’ll ever make:
1. There are a TON of job openings. More jobs than professionals!
Salesforce developers get multiple recruiters reaching out to them every single day.
If you don’t believe me, try changing your job title to “Salesforce Developer” on LinkedIn, add the Platform Developer I/II certification to your profile, and join a few Salesforce developer groups on LinkedIn. Sit back, and watch the flood of recruiters attempt to court you. Glorious!
The supply and demand curves are so broken here that even great companies like Google have a difficult time finding Salesforce developers to hire.
Join the Salesforce world, learn to code, and never have to worry about finding a job again.
2. Salesforce professionals make way too much money!
The average Salesforce developer makes a $130,000 per year base salary.
Hourly and remote wages range from $80 – $150 per hour.
And, like I mentioned earlier, there are a ton of companies begging to hire you!
I personally know Salesforce developers making over $400k per year. Yup, you can make CEO level salaries from coding in Salesforce!
3. There is a clear and simple learning path towards getting a job
Find me a sexy, up and coming job industry and I guarantee at least one of these are true:
Now the Salesforce world is the exact opposite of this:
If you’re looking for a good place to start, check out these tutorial pages:
4. Skills from other industries are welcome!
The Salesforce world is huge. You end up working closely with teams in sales, marketing, support, engineering, product, legal, executives, etc etc.
No matter where your experience lies, there’s something in your background that’ll help you excel in the Salesforce world. No one has more of a right to Salesforce than anyone else. It’s not like there’s a Salesforce major in college that exists!
Yup, even people with crazy backgrounds such as bartenders, violinists, historians, and cashiers will find success in the Salesforce world.
And if you don’t believe me, check out the Success Stories page to read 40+ inspiring stories of people finding unexpected success in the Salesforce world. Who knows, maybe your story will be on that page one day!
5. Salesforce is here to stay.
I’ve been in this industry for nearly 10 years and I still don’t know who’s in second place.
No other company has come even close to threatening Salesforce in the CRM game of thrones. I don’t expect this to change for at least 5 years either. And I’m only using 5 years as a time frame because predicting anything further than that is impossible.
Let’s say for the sake of argument that in 5 years another company comes around and makes a better CRM product. Well, as someone who implements Salesforce for many different companies and teams, I can say with certainty it’d be nearly impossible to convince teams to switch CRMs. Salesforce is just so engrained into a company’s day to day operations.
And well, should Salesforce ever fall into second place, who other than you would be best positioned to learn the next great CRM product?
Long story short, Salesforce is one of the most lucrative yet safest industries to switch to.
If you’re on the fence, stop waiting around and start taking the next steps towards making the best decision of your life. Learn Salesforce. And don’t forget to thank me later for it.
You really have to be crazy to choose anything else.