The Salesforce ecosystem offers multiple different opportunities and career paths, whether that’s working in a particular role, or specific industry, there are plenty of avenues to contemplate.
If you’re considering a move from Developer to Admin, or from the FinTech industry to the SaaS industry, we’ve listed our top tips below to help you seize opportunities and create your career in this ever-evolving ecosystem.
The hardest thing to do when considering a career opportunity, or a career change, even if just a slight change, is to take the first step. However, with the pandemic highlighting the significance of digital solutions and many organisations now implementing digital technologies, this might be the perfect time to grab the opportunities presented with both hands. Research by IDC has predicted that Salesforce and the ecosystem will create $1.6 trillion in new business revenues worldwide by 2026.
Whilst it can seem like a daunting challenge, taking small steps will help to minimize any anxiety and nerves around a change in career or a new opportunity, and will also help to build your confidence for when you take those bigger steps – like applying for your new role!
Look at Market Trends
Another thing to remember when carving your career path in the ecosystem is not to limit yourself.
Look at trends in the market, see what Salesforce roles are becoming highly demanded by companies and target those jobs and/or industries.
Consider Your Skillset
Having examined upcoming trends in the ecosystem, look for transferable skills that will make it easier to seize these opportunities.
Many people may be put off by a career change because they think that their skills are not transferable. But in a lot of cases they are. Core soft skills such as communication, adaptability and time management will always be desirable.
Your skillset also provides a great base to build upon. Having identified what your capabilities are, you can focus on the areas that might need more work. Once identified, try to find ways of expanding your skillset whether that be in your current position or through new opportunities.
Make Use of Your Network
One of the impressive things about Salesforce and having a career in the industry, is the ecosystem.
The ecosystem is full of Admins, Architects, Developers, Consultants – whatever role you are pursuing – who are willing to help you in your career. Your network is beneficial not only for the people you currently know, but also for the connections that they have. Perhaps you are reinventing your career in Salesforce from an Admin to an Architect. Although you might not directly know any architects someone in your network will, who can introduce you.
Check out this article on transitioning from a Salesforce Admin to Salesforce architect here.
Your network is also a fantastic place to find learning resources that will help you to make the most of career opportunities. There could be webinars or meetups that someone in your network is holding. Asking people in your network for advice on which courses to attend, what their experience was with particular training sessions, can be extremely beneficial for advancing in your career – taking those small steps.
If you are a talented Salesforce professional looking for your next challenge speak to our specialist consultants today!