Salesforce is a the world’s no 1 global CRM company, and it’s estimated that it will create 4.2 million new jobs by 2024. With a range of routes depending on your areas of expertise, you could become a Salesforce Administrator, Developer, Marketing manager, Technical Architect, business Analyst – there is such a diverse range of opportunities, no matter your background or experience!
Looking to add Salesforce to your skillset? Here’s how to get started:
First, get an idea of the areas you want to learn. Think about your specialisms here – which roles would suit you most? You can complete specific career-based Trailheads for free at home, and in your own time to help you decide which path is right for you. This is a great way to get started with Salesforce.
Next, think about your learning style and how you learn best.
- Can you self-manage your timetable?
- How do you overcome issues?
- Do you like to learn alone, or as part of a group?
- How much time can you dedicate to your learning – do you need flexibility, or will it be your main focus?
For some, Trailhead is perfect. You can learn at your own pace, from home and choose your learning path. Think you might need more than Trailhead? Don’t panic…there are other options!
Salesforce Training Options
You could attend a Salesforce led training course or bootcamp, either in person or virtually. This helps you delve a bit more into the specialist area and learn the Salesforce product in more detail. To give you an example, the Salesforce Admin course costs approx £3k for five days classroom-based or virtual learning.
Third Party Training Courses
You could opt to complete other online courses from third parties. This is where your learning style is really important. Think about how you learn best – can you absorb things quickly? Do you already have some experience? If you’re a complete Salesforce beginner, or you have some experience of Salesforce of CRM? What do you want to achieve from your learning – is it a flexible job, more money, experience?
If you’re looking at online courses, then you should consider Supermums. Our Supermums Admin programme gives you six months’ guided online learning with a weekly timetable, 1-2-1 mentor support, coaching and valuable work experience. You’ll be guided by our certified Salesforce learning team (they will set you weekly tasks and homework!) and when you’re ready, you’ll work with your mentor to complete a live project to give you real hands-on work experience. Then, once you graduate we’ll also help you to find a Salesforce role which works for you, and help coach you through interview stage and into your new role.
Supermums might be for you if:
You like the flexibility of learning during term-time with breaks for Summer, Christmas and Half-term holidays
You can join weekly online webinars during a regular set time and day
You flourish in a group environment and enjoy peer support
You like structure and working to a clear timetable
Accountability helps you to keep motivated
You respond well to coaching and mentoring to help build confidence and skills
We spoke with some our our Supermums, and here’s what they said about how the course format works for them:
‘I think the live webinars worked well, as we could interject if we needed clarification on something at the time.’
‘I found the format helped me keep on track as I had weekly deadlines to complete the learning objectives’
‘The format of the course, in terms of being in a specific cohort with weekly webinars and homework, really worked for me’
‘It was really good to start using Salesforce in a real life system. i enjoyed working through problems and figuring out how to implement things.’
‘ I liked having a group of people to work with and learn from. I liked interacting with the tutors’
‘For me, gaining insight into working with a project manager was useful and interesting as this is a world of work that i have never worked in before.’
Could Supermums be for you?
Our September Admin cohort just started so you could join late if you don’t mind playing a bit of catch up. Otherwise, our next one starts in November and until 30th September you could save £100’s with our early bird discount. Just add EARLYBIRDNOV21 at the checkout.
Dreamforce 2021 – see you there!
This years virtual Dreamforce is September 21 – 23. Check out the keynote line up, with names such as Will Smith, Jane Fonda and of course, Marc Benioff!
You’ll be amazed at how much fun they can pack in to 3 days:
- 100 hours of content
- 4 channels covering every role, industry and topic
- 100k+ Trailblazers joining from all over the world
- All joined together in 1 fun virtual event!
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Our focus for September is on Gearset and what is DevOps. Join us for a live demo and Q&A session on the 21st/22nd September to learn more about the new buzzwordon the street. If you are responsible for making changes and deploying changes in Salesforce, then you need to know about DevOps Tools.
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With our next Marketing Cloud cohort starting in a few weeks, now is the perfect time to understand more about the world of Marketing Cloud, Salesforce and how our course can help boost your career and take your knowledge to the next level.