Day in the Life of a Supermum: Permjit

Permjit took a career break to raise her three children. She graduated from the Supermums course in 2018 and now works 3 days a week for a membership services organisation as a Salesforce Consultant.
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By Abigail Julian

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September 10, 2019

Permjit

  • Course: Salesforce Consultancy Skills Course
  • Region: EMEA
  • Sector: Real Estate
  • Job Title: Salesforce Consultant
  • Works: Visionary UK
  • Lives: Bromley, England, United Kingdom

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

I had taken a long career break to raise three children and support my husband with his business ventures. During this time, I had taken on roles that were not real career choices but fitted in around the family, and they just weren’t challenging enough; I couldn’t see a career in any of them.  

 

One morning, I googled ‘returners programmes in tech’ and Salesforce Supermums came up. I wanted to get back onto a career path and Salesforce offered that, with all the different certifications and learning and the different routes you could take and develop. It was everything I was looking for. 

 

I did have to think quite hard about the financials. I’ve not worked in tech before and I asked myself ‘am I going to get my Return on Investment at the end of this?’, but I felt that I have the transferable skills to go back into the workplace, and I’ve got to prove it. 

 

Permjit decided to upskill in Salesforce Consultancy Skills Course with Supermums because.. 

At first, because I had never worked with Salesforce or any other CRM, it was overwhelming, but as you progress through the course all the pieces start to come together like a jigsaw. The power is in your learning. You have so much resource and support available to you. 

 

The best part was connecting with the rest of the cohort. It was a comforting feeling to know that you were not alone, that you were able to get help from your cohort. 

 

I knew I could learn a lot about Salesforce for free – there are plenty of courses out there – but what Supermums offered was the work experience, and I was not going to get that anywhere else. If I’d done everything on my own, I would have had to go out and find my own project experience to prove that I could actually apply the knowledge that I’d learnt. It’s a huge confidence boost. 

 

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

I had been applying for jobs prior to signing-up to Supermums. Having come from a civil service background rather than a commercial background, I was finding it difficult to put across how my transferable skills could be applied to the roles that I was applying for.  

 

When I did the Consultancy Skills course, I was up-skilling on the technical skills, but having been a scientist previously, I was also using my investigative skills; the ability to be able to communicate technical information to people, and looking for solutions for people. I’m using all of the skills that I’ve developed over time in my current role. 

 

After completing the Supermums course, I struggled finding a part-time job on my own. I must have spoken to all the major players in the UK Salesforce recruitment industry and in the end, it was the Supermums Recruitment Team who were amazing in advising me on putting together my CV and who got me the most relevant interviews and eventually landed me my current role.   

 

Permjit has now successfully achieved a Salesforce career that offers her..  

I am a Salesforce Consultant at Visionary, a non-profit providing membership services to local sight loss charities at a national level. 

My contract is purely remote, working from home for 3 days a week. I might travel down to the hub for meetings a few times a month. I feel I have a balance that suits me at this moment in time. For me it’s been life changing! Even if you don’t pursue a Salesforce based career, you gain some valuable skills that you need in this 21st century data-driven workplace.  

Finally, if you are worried about the financial commitment -as I was – let me tell you that the cost of the course will be returned in your first salary! 

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