Optimizing Your Salesforce Career Path

Where do you want to be in two years?

Salesforce saw a 38% rise in its jobs listings from 2020-2021.
4.2M jobs will be created in the Salesforce ecosystem by 2024.
Salesforce enjoyed a 24% year-over-year increase in revenue in 2021.

Trailblazers in the Salesforce ecosystem can come from anywhere, any background, any industry. Knowing what you want to do with your career is step one on the path to getting the job you've always dreamed of. Step two is developing the roadmap to guide your way, keep you on track, and optimize yourself to go where you want to go. 

In this virtual event, a panel of experts gave the Salesforce community information on how to shorten the lead time to meet their goals by sharing their experiences in how they got on the fast track to success.

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We discussed how to position yourself for your dream job by covering:

  • Identifying your ideal job in the Salesforce ecosystem;
  • Articulating your most marketable skills;
  • Researching and negotiating a top salary;
  • How to leverage your community to put you on the fast track to advancement within the Salesforce ecosystem.

Meet the Panelists

Stephanie Herrera, Global VP of Computer Futures 
Stephanie is a 6X Salesforce MVP, is a global leader and mentor for technology communities helping skill-up and connect people, using technology as a means for personal and professional development across all socioeconomic backgrounds. She is the Founder of Salesforce Saturdays and Founder of Austin Salesforce WIT chapter. Stephanie co-founded PepUp Tech, is a founding board member of Texas Dreamin', and serves on the boards of Merivis and Computer Futures.

Brigette Sjoboen, Director of Business Applications at A Cloud Guru
A technologist with over 13 years of experience in the tech industry, is currently the Director of Business Applications for A Cloud Guru. She began her journey in the Salesforce ecosystem as a Jr Admin and steadily worked her way up to the position of Director. Throughout her career she has owned the Salesforce instance and has driven the roadmap for A Cloud Guru and RetailMeNot. Brigette has developed and cultivated her teams to higher levels of success leveraging her business acumen, soft skills and expertise of the Salesforce platform. In her free time, Brigette works as an active member of the Salesforce community and coaches women in tech on how to negotiate salary + talking numbers.

Sheldon Simmons, Salesforce Consultant at Slalom Consulting
Sheldon is a Salesforce 6X certified professional with experience managing project deployments and rollouts using agile and waterfall methodologies. He serves on the board of Merivis Foundation, an organization that supports veterans preparing for careers in Salesforce cloud technology. Two time Austin PBS America graduate, Sheldon was a keynote speaker at Dreamforce 2019 for his contributions as a Salesforce and veteran Trailblazer.

Jennifer Lee, Admin Evangelist at Salesforce
Jennifer Lee is an Admin Evangelist at Salesforce based in Boston, a certified Salesforce Application Architect and a Trailhead enthusiast. Prior to joining Salesforce, Jen was a 6X Salesforce MVP, a blogger (jenwlee.com) and the founding co-host of Automation Hour. She is also known in the Salesforce ecosystem as the "Flow Queen."

In case you missed them, check out our last virtual events

Women in Salesforce
May 11, 2021

A panel of female leaders in the Salesforce ecosystem covered:

  • Diversity and female presence in Salesforce;
  • Areas with the most job opportunities for women;
  • Salary negotiation tactics;
  • The value of mentorship for women in Salesforce roles;
  • Skilling up for your ideal career path.

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Salesforce Job Outlook 2021
February 24, 2021

A panel of Rockstar Salesforce career experts covered:

  • The current state of the Salesforce job market and what lies ahead;
  • The fastest-growing Salesforce job opportunities to pursue right now;
  • What job seekers should look for when searching for a Salesforce position;
  • The best ways to skill up for a future in Salesforce.

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