I've been introduced into SalesForce. Highly debating becoming certified. Is it worth it?
Being in a career search, I'm all over the place! I'm in IT right now, not quiet sure which direction I want to head in... #computer-engineering #salesforce
SalesForce is one of the biggest SaaS platforms out there, it would definitely be useful to be certified in it if you're in IT as most companies probably need the support. There is definitely no downside to getting the certification if you have the time and resources to make it possible.
Jessica Hamilton Ford
I would encourage you to get Salesforce certified. It is a highly desirable skill and would open more opportunities for you if you were certified. Certifications always help- especially in products or skills that are currently popular or trending.
It's a long process; it's painful at times, but it is WELL worth it. There are many many resources out there to help you learn the platform including the ability for you to get your own FREE Developer Account to play around with, so just do it already. You got this!!!
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Great idea. A lot of good can come from Certification under certain conditions. My suggestion is to take a quick look at some of the local jobs in your area that say that they are looking for sales for certification. Compare those against some of the jobs with similar job titles that don’t and see if there is a clear difference in salary. I also want to point out that there are some nonprofit organizations that will help to subsidize the cost of certification training. You may want to reach out to your local big brothers big sisters or other youth development organizations associated with your school if applicable to see if they know of any local funding for that purpose. I’m certification under certain conditions. My suggestion is to take a quick look at some of the local jobs in your area that say that they are looking for sales for certification. Compare those against some of the jobs with similar job titles that don’t and see if there is a clear difference in salary. I also want to point out that there are some nonprofit organizations that will help to subsidize the cost of certification training. You may want to reach out to your local big Brothers big sisters or other youth development organizations associated with your school if applicable to see if they know of any local funding for that purpose.
Bryan recommends the following next steps:
I would recommend you become SalesForce certified, as close to every organization within a company touches SalesForce. Being certified will not only enable you to automate/ accelerate daily tasks, it is a great resume builder / differentiator when applying to jobs.
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Nishant Singh’s Answer
I would also like to add that it is also not required to have too many certifications and you start in a race of getting into 20X certifications. I myself have 13X Certifications but all of that is gained over 8 years of my experience as I learned something new, I gave the exam relevant to it and secured the certification.
You should do certifications to reflect upon your knowledge and showcase your learnings because out there is a competitive market and certifications are an easy way to differentiate and prove that you should be given a chance to Interview and showcase that you know all that you have mentioned in your resume.
In the end, what matters most is your knowledge and skills to solve problems.
Lastly, for everyone, the only certification which I feel is must have and you should learn and get is "Salesforce Certified Administrator" because this one will give you knowledge of the platform in and out.
I help new Trailblazers prepare for admin certification and if you are looking for some resources follow my guide which will take you on various paths on Trailhead (Salesforces' free learning platform) and my YouTube videos for deep dive explanations.
Nishant Singh recommends the following next steps:
If you're new in the space and have no experience, one way to stand out is to get a certificate like the Salesforce Admin cert.
Other ways to stand out and is a good way to gain experience is to volunteer
Best of luck!
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I agree with Jessica. Salesforce certification can be an extremely valuable skill as you enter the job market. It's the most ubiquitous CRM platform there is nowadays and people that know it well are in short supply. I see more and more people building their entire careers around Salesforce and the opportunities are not just limited to administration - consulting and development are huge right now!
If you decide to concentrate on a certain area, I recommend getting really good at reporting and dashboards.