7 Tips On How To Become A Salesforce #AwesomeAdmin With No Previous Experience

I was working in the customer service industry with no previous Salesforce experience when I decided to become an #AwesomeAdmin. Living in Vancouver, a Canadian Tech Mecca, my decision to transition into a career in the tech industry seemed reasonable but challenging, and I was ready to roll up my sleeves and work hard. Coming from a completely different work background, the most difficult question I had to ask myself at the beginning was how to start my new #AwesomeAdmin career in Salesforce. By doing a bit of research, I discovered that Trailhead had everything I needed and even more.

1. Explore Salesforce Career Path

Being an #AwesomeAdmin sounds, well, awesome, but do you have any idea what it takes to become an admin, which skill sets you need, what a normal day of an admin looks like, what is the salary range, etc? Salesforce career path tells you all you need to know about your new career, including average salary, and gives you valuable insight into what skills you have to master as a future admin.

2. Get Ready For Your Exam with Certification Guide

Are you overwhelmed by the number of different information sources, trails and badges on Trail Blazers and don’t know where to start to get certified? Have a look at the #AwesomeAdmin certification guide to help you outline your path and get you to your Admin certificate faster.

3. Learn with Trailhead

It’s time to start leveling up your skills. If you haven’t signed up for Trailhead yet, do it right now. Trailhead will help you to reach your #AwesomeAdmin certification in no time through gamified modules and trails with a lot of references and additional information. Trailhead makes learning Salesforce fun and easy!

4. Join Trailblazer Community

Trailblazer Community is a great place where you can connect with other people who are switching careers, make new friends, find your mentor, contribute to the community, look for answers, and much more!

5. Listen to Podcast

Podcasts are a great way to get inspired by new ideas, and learn new skills from the experts, whether you are in a car, on a bike or just simply doing your chores. So why not listen to real-life Salesforce Admins and learn from the industry leaders how they transformed businesses, and build their careers?

7. Get Inspired by Stories of Other Admins

In the beginning, I felt overwhelmed and I was questioning my decision to seek a career as a Salesforce #AwesomeAdmin. Diving into the success stories of other Trailblazers helped me found the inspiration and encouragement I needed to pursue my new career. Make sure to read a few stories if you start doubting yourself and remember not to give up!

What else do you recommend to use to help others jump start their #AwesomeAdmin career? Let me know what I missed and don’t forget to follow my posts!

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