What’s the magic number of Salesforce certifications needed to impress that special someone?
I remember when three certifications was impressive. That was in 2012.
I remember when five certifications was impressive. That was in 2017.
I believe the magic number of certifications needed to impress in 2019 is… SEVEN!
Yeah, yeah, I know. Seven certifications sounds ridiculous. It’s a big mountain to climb.
…but everyone else is doing it.
It’s no longer rare for me to open up a resume and see five certifications. I almost expect it. In fact, if you have less than five certs, I wonder why you haven’t invested more time into earning more. And if you have zero certs, you might as well draw a big red flag on your resume.
It’s true that certifications aren’t a perfect measure of skill, knowledge, or experience. But just like academic grades, it’s the best objective measure we have. If two people have the exact same resume but one has seven more certs than the other, people will naturally go with Ms. Certified every time.
I don’t care who you are or what your background is: you can earn seven certifications in the next six months if you put your mind to it.