Day in the Life : Jo – Returning to work wasn’t as scary once i had found Salesforce

Jo Matthews tells her story about how she returned to work and got back onto the career ladder after spending six years out of the workplace. 

Jo's Story

 Jo tells her story about how she returned to work and got back onto the career ladder after spending six years out of the workplace.  Following the Supermums course, she successfully secured a part-time job at Equinix  as a Salesforce Administrator and Data Analyst with the help Debra Carlyle from our Supermums Recruitment Team.

Equinix, Inc. is an American multinational company headquartered in Redwood City, California that specializes in internet connection and related services. It is a global co-location data centre provider, leading by market share, operating 175+ data centres in 44 metropolitan areas in 22 countries on 5 continents.

Jo decided to upskill and launch her Salesforce career because..  

  • Course: Salesforce Admin Course
  • Region: USA
  • Sector: Information Technology
  • Job Title: Salesforce Administrator and Data Analyst
  • Works: Equinix, Inc

I spent six years at home raising my two young daughters. Before this, I worked as an analyst for a financial services company – a job I really enjoyed – but one I knew held no flexibility for a working mum with a young family and a husband who regularly travels with his job.  


Once both my children were school age, I decided it was time for me try something new and return to work in a way that had as little impact as possible on my family life. Salesforce was a program I’d heard of, and I knew there was demand for skilled workers.  


Jo decided to upskill in Salesforce Admin Course with Supermums because.. 

I was attracted to the Salesforce Supermums six-month course due its flexibility. I knew I could work the 16 hours it required around my existing commitments, meaning I could still do the school run and play dates whilst obtaining the feeling of achievement as the course advanced. It didn’t affect my time with my children at all. 

I enjoyed the structure, I enjoyed having something to work to, and I really enjoyed the learning. I missed using my brain, I missed feeling like an individual, and this course helped me get that back, which was great. 

The work experience was the most enjoyable and most satisfying part of the course. The mentoring and practice as the course progressed was great, but the work experience, as scary as it seemed at the time, was invaluable. Being able to put into practice some of the things that we had learnt on the course was a real confidence boost, something that I really needed after being out of the workplace for so long.   


Jo was able to launch her new Salesforce career successfully because…. 

For me, the Salesforce Supermums Admin Course has had three very positive outcomes.  Firstly, it gave me a chance to spend time doing something solely for me again, to use my brain and switch off from family life. Secondly, it helped me to regain confidence in my own abilities which I had inadvertently lost whilst taking a career break for such a long time.  Lastly, without it I wouldn’t have been able to secure the part-time position that I currently have, which gives me the work-life balance I never thought I’d be able to get. 


For those considering a career in Salesforce – Just Do it! It’s a scary leap into the unknown, but from everything I’ve learnt over the past year, Salesforce experience is definitely in demand. 


Jo has now successfully achieved a Salesforce career that offers her…  

Since finishing the course, with the help of the Supermums Recruitment Team, I have secured a flexible part-time job at Equinix, working as a Salesforce Administrator and Data Analyst – one day a week in the office and two half days from home whilst the children are at school. I can completely work around my family which is great. 

I think if I hadn’t done this course, I would probably still be a stay-at-home-mum umming and ahing about what I’m going to do! 


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