Andrew was once a Robotics professional who simply wanted to get out of his comfort zone. While he’s on his way to master newer skills to add to his arsenal, he suddenly found a niche of expertise that seems to fit his goals and purpose—a Salesforce career. Know about his journey in discovering the Salesforce career path, the challenges he faced while studying for the certifications, and the measures he took to be a successful Salesforce professional in the learning space.
Maayan is a Senior Consultant who started her Salesforce journey with immense curiosity on how it works at the backend. Only having a goal in mind to set up a good CRM system for their company, she was instead directed to a path that she would enjoy—a Salesforce career. Her pursuit to becoming a multi-certified Salesforce professional is shared here as well as her tips on how to study for the exam and master the trade.
Elkin Cordoba was looking for a job where he can be creative. Since he has always found computer automation fascinating, a career in the software industry made perfect sense. His journey with Salesforce began when a cloud computing company hired him and now he has evolved from writing code to becoming a Salesforce Consultant handling complex technical and business issues.
David Scullion worked in an accounting software company when his boss encouraged him to learn Salesforce, as a way to productively pass the time. However, what David found was a platform that will change his career for the better. It’s been 10 years and he hasn’t looked back since.
Yash is a Sales Operations Manager who has optimized crucial organizational processes using Salesforce. In his pursuit to be a certified Salesforce Admin, he learned that his Salesforce experience is already an edge, and studying for the exam unraveled further Salesforce knowledge that strengthens his current expertise. In this article, he also shared stories of his industry tenure, study habits for the certification, and his future career goals.
As an accountant, Cary primarily uses Excel. After taking a new role as a Financial Systems Manager, he was introduced to Salesforce to do the job more efficiently. This pushed him to take Salesforce certifications, making him an in-house expert of the platform. He also shared here his preparations for the exam, the challenges while learning the platform, and how he leveraged his certifications to establish stronger process alignments across the board.
Mark van Voornveld is an IT professional with a 30-year career built around Microsoft Azure Stack and Dynamics. While relatively new for him, he chose to transition to Salesforce, seeing it as a fresh path to take and a good addition to his expertise. Here, he shared his professional journey, reasons for this transition, and his adjustments to a new CRM and the essential, non-technical skills that make an IT… Read More
Damian Galbally became curious about the potential of Salesforce when he was met with some limitations while using it. In this interview, he talked about the challenges he had experienced and how these challenges had shaped the way he helps SMEs maximize Salesforce as a consultant for small businesses today. My name is Damian Galbally, and I am a consultant. My first contact with Salesforce was with a former company I… Read More
Jim Vineyard knew nothing about CRM before he explored Salesforce, as part of an account he took on for Customer Service. Working with his son in the same company, doing the same job, he navigated through Salesforce and learned a whole new world of custom CRM, and Customer Service functionalities, never before possible for him, in the last decade of his career. I began with Salesforce as a result of the… Read More
Donna chanced upon Salesforce only AFTER RETIRING from her career in higher education. In this interview, she talked about the steps she took to keep up with this all-new, fast-paced tech career as Salesforce Business Analyst. She tells us about her all-women ‘Ohana’ and the benefits of doing non-profit work, to become a better Salesforce professional. I’m not your typical early starter for Salesforce. I’ve been in the work world… Read More
Mark Hilmer built a consulting business out of the Salesforce knowledge he gained through the past 6 years. He specializes in helping medium-sized businesses to improve their customer service.Combined with hands on experience, he shares in this interview his strategic approach to preparing for the certifications. He thinks through which certification he needs to get, determines the right timing for his actual exam schedule and tells us his secret for… Read More
Adam was a Salesforce user, then worked on Salesforce projects internally in his company and even worked for Salesforce itself. He quit Salesforce to fix motorcycles (which he loved) because he just couldn’t stand the pressure. Coming back to Salesforce after a few years, in a different environment – as a consultant outside of organizations, doing contract work and shifting gradually to the more advanced Developer side, he found a better,… Read More
Frédérique Mounier quit working for 4 years to be a stay-at-home-mom. When she decided to go back to work, she discovered Salesforce through a program directed specifically towards women wanting to get back into the workforce.Amidst a busy schedule (to keep up her thriving family life), she gained 4 certifications in her first 7 months of working on Salesforce. Read the story of how she achieved this superhuman (or should… Read More
“It’s a platform where you have to really keep current with what is new, what are the new things coming, and what features you can use in a particular project,” said Olivier in this interview for our Focus on Force community. Olivier Baelde is an experienced learner and user of Salesforce platform. He shares his thoughts about the platform and gives useful advice on how to keep moving forward in the Salesforce… Read More