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STEPS TO BECOMING A SUCCESSFUL SALESFORCE CONSULTANT

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STEPS TO BECOMING A SUCCESSFUL SALESFORCE CONSULTANT

"Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. Don't wish it were easier; wish you were better." – Quote by Late Jim Rohn, an American entrepreneur, author, and motivational speaker. 

What do Diksha from Ambedkar Nagar, Dilip from Madras and Abhishek from Agartala have in common? They are recent entrants in the exciting world of Salesforce which they have chosen to make a mark as their career. Are you also willing to join the future of careers, then read on. 

Thousands of young Indians graduate every year bright-eyed and eager to make a life for themselves in the many careers now available for them to choose from. The options are plenty and quirky in nature. Some careers fade with time and others emerge as the need of the hour. The emergence of careers as social media managers, coders, fashion stylists, pet therapists, and grooming experts are the result of changing times. This applies in the IT industry with roles such as developers, consultants and Salesforce certified administrators, and so on. In this post, we shall examine the steps to becoming a successful Salesforce Consultant and its importance in the lives of young people seeking a bright future. 

Here in brief are the steps to becoming a successful Salesforce Consultant: 

  • Plan your career well with the right steps and thought process. Go through various job sites such as naukri, indeed, and LinkedIn as well. They give you a fair idea about the professions and skills in demand in the country. 

  • Curate your profile to meet the desired and in-demand skills needed in a salesforce consultant.   

  • Study and give the exams to become certified Salesforce consultants. The initial / first being that of a Salesforce administrator.  

  • Connect with online communities and groups on various social media platforms. They are a great resource to learn, look for jobs, network as well as be a part of a larger picture. 

  • Start looking for jobs with various Salesforce Consulting Partners in your region of the country. 

There are three different routes vis-a-vis Salesforce certifications with each one having different levels and types of qualifications. They are: 

  • Certified Salesforce Developer 

  • Certified Salesforce Advanced Developer 

  • Certified Salesforce Administrator 

  • Certified Salesforce Advanced Administrator 

  • Certified Salesforce Sales Cloud Consultant 

  • Certified Salesforce Service Cloud Consultant 

  • Technical Architects 

In order to become a Salesforce consultant, you need to be certified after giving the exam. There is no other way. Hard work, common sense, and intelligence are the common requisites to those seeking life within the Salesforce CRM universe. Lakhs of jobs are awaiting India in the Salesforce realm in the coming years. As per the company’s own estimate, they plan to add around 5 lakh jobs in the near future. Our very own social initiative  Codleo Foundation is providing free training programs on Salesforce administration to meet this demand for deserving young Indians especially women. 

About the Author

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Anand Sharma

Anand is a Salesforce Evangelist, joined the Salesforce ecosystem in 2014 helping customers to be successful with Salesforce, and joined Codleo to share the goodness with even more developers all around the world. He is based in New Delhi, with his wife, and he tries to escape summers every chance he gets.

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