If you’re interested in a career in Salesforce you’ll need training and placement, as well as certifications. While many organizations offer Salesforce training, few provide the all-important commercial experience that companies look for in a new candidate. So how can you get it? Read on to find out.
Now the world’s #1 CRM solution, with over 100,000 customers globally, Salesforce’s popularity has almost become a problem. 60% of businesses using Salesforce have admitted that access to talent is a ‘critical challenge’ for them, because the demand for Salesforce has outstripped the creation of tech-specialists able to wield it.
That’s why savvy tech professionals around the world are training and cross training to meet this demand, to become Salesforce certified Developers, Consultants, Admins, Marketing Cloud Consultants and Architects who are perfectly placed to capitalize on the rapidly growing popularity of the Salesforce platform.
So, if you’re interested in learning Salesforce, here are 4 things to watch out for when it comes to your Salesforce training and placement.
1. Great Salesforce training is nothing without great placement
While gaining your initial certifications and becoming trained in Salesforce is an incredible starting point to your entry into the ecosystem, placement really is the magic bullet to becoming a trailblazer.
As talent creation specialists, time and time again we see bright, willing candidates let down by training providers who do not offer that all-important industry experience, and are less able to progress in the ecosystem because of it.
The reality is that, companies are looking for Salesforce professionals who have demonstratable experience working with the platform in a professional setting. While the demand for Salesforce professionals is incredibly high, if your training does not include time for placements, you’ll struggle to capitalize on that demand.
Great providers will also ensure your placement is a valuable one. At Revolent, we work hard to maintain a wide range of reputable, successful clients, including Fortune 500 companies, luxury retail brands, and Salesforce consulting giants, to ensure our Revols have experience working with some of the world’s most notable brands.
2. Great Salesforce training should be Authorized by Trailhead and led by certified Salesforce instructors
Making a new career move is never easy, even when it’s into something as exciting as Salesforce. And the decision should not be made lightly. If you are going to cross-train into Salesforce, you should make sure you do it with a provider who uses Certified Instructors, and is Trailhead Authorized.
In short, if you’re going to take the leap, make sure you do it with a provider who you know will offer you the quality training, development, and placement you deserve.
3. You should have a bespoke support & development plan
The secret ingredient to great training is the support and development you receive alongside it. When you’re learning something as complex and rich as Salesforce, a one-size-fits-all approach simply won’t do; people learn things at different rates and in different ways. You should look for providers who offer support in the form of mentoring, technical support, and access to additional learning and development tools.
At Revolent we go one step further and provide bespoke training plans for our Revols. Everyone is assigned a career development coach who will work with them to develop these plans. This isn’t just through training but during their time on client site as well, to support them throughout their first two years in the Salesforce ecosystem.
Having a ready-made network of Salesforce professionals is also another plus, that will really help you as you develop throughout your career. Even if you struggle at points, you’ll have other experts on hand to help you with whatever you need.
4. Look for routes to success, not just the initial training and placement
Once you’re certified and have experience working in business as a Salesforce professional, you’ll be an in-demand tech professional working in the fastest growing ecosystem around. So, what’s next?
If you’re a Salesforce Developer, for instance, there are lots of prospects open to you. You can build your own future as a specialist developer in Salesforce Industries for example, or become a Senior Developer, Architect, Technician, or more!
It is important to bear in mind these kind of career routes when you’re looking through initial training and placement options. Typically, you want to look for providers who offer clear routes to success, beyond the initial training.
While many individuals can progress independently, without input from a provider, it’s still useful to know that you have some guaranteed options ahead of you once you’ve finished training and placements.
For example, at Revolent, Revols can build their own future, transfer to a clients’ team as a permanent resource, or stay and work their way into more senior roles as a Revolent consultant
Ultimately, whichever route you take into Salesforce, you should look to make sure it’s one with strong, in-built routes to success. Your career in Salesforce can be the key to unlocking your dream future, so make sure you’re at the right door!