Thank you everyone who joined me live for my free resume review session!
Really appreciate you taking 2.5 hours of your weekend to hang out with me. You are all my friends!
Here are the recording links for every resume I reviewed. Hope everyone can learn from each other’s resumes and apply the lessons towards their own to land that dream job!
#01 – 0:04:40 – Hybrid Salesforce Admin / Developer
#02 – 0:13:11 – 50+ year old housewife with 5 kids getting back to work
#03 – 0:21:22 – Homemaker returning back to work after a 13 year break
#04 – 0:30:30 – New graduate with a Computer Science degree
#05 – 0:41:17 – 16 years old, very first resume
#06 – 0:49:12 – Web developer in Australia
#07 – 0:59:26 – Junior Salesforce Admin and aspiring CTA
#08 – 1:09:33 – Older worker with 30 years of experience
#09 – 1:23:02 – Nonprofit Salesforce admin rejected over 30 times
#10 – 1:37:30 – PepUpTech graduate. Struggling to find a job
#11 – 1:45:18 – New Salesforce admin with job gap on resume
#12 – 1:54:20 – Entry level Salesforce developer
#13 – 2:00:57 – Salesforce admin 3 years experience, no certifications
#14 – 2:06:20 – Transitioning from retail to the Salesforce industry
#15 – 2:14:49 – College student looking for a Salesforce job
There were a lot of resumes submitted and I feel bad that I couldn’t review all of them! But if this session was helpful for people I’d love to do another in the future.
Just let me know in the comments here or on YouTube if you liked it! Thank you!
DISCLAIMER: All advice provided is my own which I learned from 15 years of working experience. They do not represent the positions of my employer.
I know this is an older thread – but I need to say that your resume advice was amazing! David, you are the man! I thought my resume was pretty good, but realized I was making formatting mistakes.
I used to have a 2 page resume since I have 11 years of experience, but I trimmed it down to one page. Then I followed your format. I actually interviewed at both Google and Amazon after making these changes! I believe your advice helped me land those interviews :)
Yes!! Congrats!! Good luck!!
I believe in myself highly, I know I can get a job easily at salesforce or google just having those salesforce architect certifications, and all the salesforce super badges and badge skills. Nothing is stoping me from my dream I’m not going to stop until I get my dream job through salesforce, nothing or no one is stopping me. I greatly appreciative of your help mean a great ordeal to me…
No prob man I’m happy to help ya, cheering for ya big. Work hard, find success, and inspire people!
Go on the salesforce job website a bunch of the careers like svp, solution enginner, some architects business rep don’t require a degree now or even mention it anymore it’s preferred or not even on the job posting anymore. There has to be a way there is always a way what I get all the architect certifications and every cert and super badge, and make my own orgs???
Yup this video right here! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEiVmJRtPEc
One more question I swear, for my education section on my resume can I put salesforce ranger and graduated salesforce university completed salesforce apprenticeships as well, or what would I put for that section???
That’s fine, especially for a new grad / entry level type of thing. I expect more in the education section in those cases. Definitely want to bolster that with some personal project experience and certs
So are you saying even if I have all the highest you can possible get salesforce architect , and no education I can’t get a job through salesforce???
I also have read countless articles of, the salesforce architects certifications you have those your a leader of salesforce and advocate, and basically can command any salary you want at salesforce or google for example these online university are starting to become more and kore invaluable it seems like. Never dream to big my ultimate goal is to get all the architect certifications.
Yup! Go get an online degree, I know one of my mentors did that himself. It helps get over the feeling that you’re behind just because you don’t have a degree, plus, it gets a lot of companies off your back about that. I wouldn’t spend TOO much time on it personally though.
I just don’t think a degree is everything , may you please tell me what to do if I don’t want to get a degree, it’s not even a requirement for google to have a degree, honestly a lot of articles are saying to get a job through salesforce the actual company it’s not the be end all end all to get a big job and a lot of jobs say preferred or don’t even have it as a requirement for a salesforce solution engineer or manager!!!
Once you get your first real job the degree is really not important anymore. Just getting that job will be tough!
If I have the architect certifications for salesforce through trail head then could I get it without???
How do I impress salesforce recruiters and land that first job just going the trailhead route getting the pinnacle architect certifications and everything on trail head possible. There has to be way please tell me there is a way David with sufficient experience I believe in myself nothing is impossible. I can’t fall asleep without knowing there is hope!!!
Get a ton of certs. =). Build a strong resume. Give a strong interview!
I have mad respect for you, I know I can do it if I show I have more sufficient experience then the person with the piece of paper hahaha!!!!
Are the architect certifications like you can basically do anything for salesforce like the la creama, I hear if you have all the architect certs you can get a job no problem cause only 200 people have them in the whole world!!!
For CTA yes. System / application architect no. But I talk more about this in my vid launching in 8 hours!
I’m praying for some good stuff tomorrow, but the technical architect is one of the hardest certs in the world can’t it help get you a job through google or salesforce faster???
Yea but it’ll realistically take 7 years to get that cert lol no amount of studying – only experience – will help you. And it is NOT easy getting that experience. You could use that 7 years to get into Google a lot more efficiently lol.
Well – that said multiple CTAs may or may not have been rejected from Google lol. It’s not a guarantee for anything!
degree is not my path, so how I shine on the education section is by the more certs and personal projects, kkk last one for the night I swear this time hahaa
By online universities I meant that actual companies like google are making with course, and salesforce with trailhead are becoming more of a trend then a outdated degree anyone can do that. A degree dose not teach you everything and prepare you for a job at google or salesforce I strongly believe!!!
I see yea if college is not your thing then move forward without it. It’s kind of like how I feel like I have a chip on my shoulder because I didn’t get a computer science degree. Once you get over that you can really succeed!
What about overcoming a big challenge in life on a resume is that powerful for a job resume???
Yes certainly! I never see that one resumes and it would be a welcome surprise. Of course it depends on the challenge but generally a good thing!
Currently watching your video loving it, about overcoming a mild disability nld of missing social cues, how I had to overcome those social cues I missed. Anyway where would I put that on a resume about me story sections or challenges had to overcome isn’t personality mean the most in tech now these days and good story’s passion and grit how hungry you are for the position? Thank you very much again!!!
Awww I like you more and more Breck lol. Being honest about your weaknesses and how you overcome them is something that will get you far, I learned this the hard way! Extra cheering for you now.
I’d put this on the bottom of the resume. Sometimes people put like a “hobbies” section there, I’d put this there. Maybe in a “Personal Growth” section or something like that. One or two lines there would be great!
Is salesforce badges losing its spark or is it still valuable to have 100 badges on your resume and reach ranger as a recruiter dose that mean anything to you still, or acquiring the real world skills from the super badges dose that count as anything I am up to 31 badges, got skills in apex, sales management, so far just wondering if they are worth anything still. Also if I got all the architect certifications got I get a lead salesforce job if I wanted to what are the most impressive salesforce certifications today that you hire some right away if they have. Thanks so much very appreciative of you and what you stand for and everything you do!!!
This video plus the one going live tomorrow will answer your questions here!
Thank you very much!!!
Thank you from the bottom of my heart David!!!
Np Breck hope you find success man I’m cheering for ya
Very well informative, concise info means evening David, what about resume tips go the no degree route and just doing doing trailhead learning, what if I did humanitarian work in Guatemala three times building a school and water system is that impressive to put on my resume as well if I’m going the no degree route? Are there any non degree resume tips in this video self taught approach???
One of them had no degree as well but I can’t remember which!
Always very informative, concise and well thought out, what about a resume for just based on experience and being self taught and experience. Is there a section in this video for just self taught and trailhead and experience resume tips???
Thx Breck! Yes a good % of people fell into that camp. Check it out!
The no degree route any tips in this video???
Hi David, this was really helpful and enjoyable. I picked up tons of notes from reviews of other people’s resumes, and I was fortunate to have had my resume reviewed as well!
I would really appreciate another one in the future if you do it. My personal main takeaway as someone transitioning into the industry with zero salesforce experience was that I need to get certs and get practice with projects. So as I accumulate those things I think it will be helpful to have a refresh on how to update the resume.
Thanks again, cheers.
Thank you David so much for the review and absolutely hope that you do another one! While sadly mine was not one of the lucky ones selected last night it was very informative to see what suggestions you gave people. I would love to see feedback given on resumes for truly transitioning to a salesforce career with zero professional experience other than certifications (like mine.. hint hint ;). Keep on giving great advice!
Thank you Rina. =)