This week Heather Black, our Founder and MD has been invited to speak at a panel event hosted by Marie Clare at the Salesforce Tower in central London. Heather, along with other female leaders will be discussing ‘Future Proofing your Career’
Marie Claire UK and Salesforce’s recent survey has shown that the major career concern of women today is being future proof and agile. Their research showed that while 60% of you want to retrain or change career direction, only 38% know where to start.
“When looking to move into a new sector it is important to invest in yourself and know your worth. Your experience, combined with your commitment to learn new skills are assets that employers really value.”Heather Black, Founder & MD Salesforce Supermums
Here are a selection of Heather’s top tips if you are looking to future proof your career and upskill in tech:
Do your research
Get to know the industry and career opportunities by networking, talking to recruiters, researching online to find out what the typical salaries are. You might be new to working in the Salesforce, but you’ll almost certainly have a bank of important transferrable skills; don’t underestimate the value of applying these skills in a new sector.
Learn to tools of the trade
Invest in yourself by making the time for training and upskilling. Look for opportunities to learn from the experts, those who are working in the industry, who have applied the learning themselves in real-life. Don’t forget to carefully consider your learning style, so that you can choose a course or programme that suits you and your needs.
Apply your knowledge
When looking for your first job opportunity in the industry, think about how it is going to aid your personal growth. Seek to work alongside experienced managers and/or mentors who you can learn from and who will help you develop your expertise with confidence and assurance. The Salesforce community is very friendly and supportive so there are always opportunities to ask for guidance and advice online or at meet up events.
Climb the career ladder
Work for companies you love who respect and nurture your growth, but don’t be afraid to change companies or roles, if it will help you meet your career goals. The world is your oyster and career progression and opportunity is there for the taking in the Salesforce eco-system. According to recruitment research, two years is a typical employment period in the sector as candidates move on in order to work on new projects and products.
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