Day in the Life: Darlene, i want to earn $95k working from home!

From Corporate HR to Salesforce Admin at a cloud-native cybersecurity solution company.....and all because she saw a video on TikTok showing the great salary and flexibility from upskilling in Salesforce!

By Jennifer Wood

May 15, 2022

Darlene's Story

  • Course: Salesforce Admin Course
  • Region: US
  • Sector: Human Resource
  • Job Title: Salesforce Administrator I
  • Works: ExtraHop
  • Lives: Seattle, USA

While working in corporate HR, Darlene also did HRIS testing and enjoyed looking into the systems and was always asking departments how they could automate things to reduce errors with suggestions. When the pandemic hit, reflection on her current role and work-life balance alongside watching a TikTok video started her Salesforce journey and sent her life in a new direction.

I found Supermums on a TikTok video.

“This was a bit of a running joke in my cohort, I actually learned about Salesforce through a TikTok Video of an admin talking about their typical day of work. The woman had blue hair and a sleeve of tattoos. I watched it thinking hmm, ok that’s pretty much what I do at my job now in HR… Then she disclosed she makes $95,000 per year. I spit out my drink and cussed so loud that it made my cat startle off the table. $95k and you work that job with blue hair and in your pyjamas??? WHERE DO I LEARN HOW TO DO THIS?? It would take me a decade at my current career to earn that much, and without those culture perks to boot. Sign me up!”

“This led to a flurry of searching into boot camps and job requirements for entry level admins. Lo and behold, Supermums came up that offered not only mentors and accountability, but hands on project experience building a CRM as well as working for a company sandbox/production org. Other training programes offered self-led study for the cert exam; other programs required 10% of your first-year salary as payment. Hard pass, Supermums was reasonable and more in depth!”


You don’t need a cert to get a job….but you do need work experience!

“At first I thought the certification was all that mattered to employers but I was hired without one. A good company will care more that you ask many questions and proceed with caution rather than try to impress with speed while creating a mess of their system. “

If you like to be held accountable and have weekly deadlines on projects that teach real world experience, Supermums is the training programe for you. We pride ourselves on our USP and feel that a bootcamp style learning without any experiences to get your hands dirty or references to support your progress, will limit your success on getting that job, let alone standing out at interview.

“Other courses just prepare you for a test and get you a LinkedIn profile set up, Supermums prepares you for what employers are actually looking for in order to enter the industry.”


You’ve got this Darlene! We look forward to hearing of your success and thanks for being one of our Trailblazers in the USA!

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Written By:

Jennifer Wood
Jennifer's role is to look after global marketing, PR, events and all things social media. She also look's after the Supermums Brand Ambassadors to help grow and share the love of Supermums.
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