5 things you need to do to change your career successfully

Changing career can feel like a big risk for most people. So how do you change career? How do you get your foot on the ladder? Do you need to take a pay cut? How do you upskill in new technology and create a niche for yourself? So many questions… 

With certain industries, such as retail, feeling a real pinch right now due to Covid-19, we are seeing redundancies of more traditional roles and individuals exploring other options as their normal industry is no longer a career option.

This week we explore how people have shifted their career into the Salesforce and technology space and what you need to do, to change career successfully.

Here are 5 things we see as the key ingredients to achieve success. 

  • Understand what people want to see on a CV to plan your course of action by speaking to training or recruitment specialists.
  • Participate in reputable quality assured training to learn from the best and suit a training style that suits you so you really grasp the concepts.
  • Seek valuable work shadowing and real experience to put on your CV working alongside experienced professionals
  • Secure professional references who can verify your practical work so you can add these to your CV and Linked In Profile. 
  • Invest and secure the necessary certifications to be competitive be it salesforce or related credentials such as business analysis, project management, coaching or change management. 

We package these different elements into our Salesforce admin course to give people the best chance at securing their first role.

This week we look at a couple of case studies of people who have upskilled and changed their direction successfully.  Plus you can register for our next Career Jam to ask your questions directly to people who have been in your shoes.

Mums on Cloud Nine Podcast Show

If you have a background in retail then check out a career in retail tech. Listen to our podcast to learn more about innovative products in the retail industry – with Cathy McCabe, took a journey from store manager, to operations manager to global IT Director for global fashion brands before launching her own retail technology product. She realised that there was an opportunity to achieve more and innovate in the technology space so she did this by starting Proximity Insight. Tune in here.

If you like what you hear, please subscribe, rate and review on I-Tunes.

LIsten to Sherrian’s Day in the Life story.

Sherrian, decided to retrain after working as a teacher and successfully secured a new flexible role as salesforce administrator. 

Check out her story here 

Join our next Career Jam

Here the stories of people who have successfully changed career and ask your questions live on our next career jam next week – Register Here

If you want to change careers, here’s how Supermums can help you:

Looking to retrain and land your next job? Then join our Salesforce Admin Course starting in September. Applications are open until 24th August so don’t miss out! Our flagship course is sponsored by St James Wealth Management in EMEA and Validity in USA.

Can you benefit from career coaching? Would you like to tackle your imposter syndrome and get confident in a new outfit and job role? Yes! Then join our Accelerate your Salesforce Career Coaching Programme. Deadline for signing up is Wednesday 2nd August.

Do you have a background in Marketing? Then look at our Salesforce Marketing Cloud course, sponsored by Accenture and in partnership with Salesforce’s Trailhead Academy. Our next cohort starts in October and early bird discount is available until 1st September!

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