#3 - How to Learn Salesforce
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1 actionable tip to grow your salesforce career.
Today’s issue will take about 3 minutes to read.
Trailhead is how you will learn salesforce.
There is almost an infinite amount of things to learn so understanding how to use this free platform will be key to growing your career. This platform teaches you every salesforce topic available, helps you pick your career path, and allows you to follow people in the Salesforce community. All things that will help you land your next Salesforce job.
Unfortunately, most people don’t do this because it takes time.
Why people fail to learn Salesforce
The main reasons:
Want it to be easy
Don’t make it a priority
The good news is those are easy challenges to overcome, you just need to set an end goal so you know why you are learning more about Salesforce.
Here’s how step-by-step:
Step 1: Find your why
You will not succeed if you don’t know why you are trying.
When I first started learning salesforce I was only doing it because my coworkers were. I worked as a business analyst, didn’t see how it applied to me, and so I didn’t care to learn it. I stuck with it on the easy tutorials but as soon as they got difficult I quit.
This is going to be you. You will hit a point where you have to decide whether the struggle is worth it and at that moment if you don’t have a why - you’ll drop it.
Step 2: Pick your role
This is where 99% of people trip.
They get anxious to start and rush this step. Their why isn’t solid so in most cases, they say they want to learn Salesforce for the money. That’s fine, I am motivated by the money too. The problem is they lack context, rush their research, and decide on the highest paying role.
Could you learn how to be a developer? Yes. Would you enjoy doing that 40+ hours a week for the next 20 years? That’s another question.
Trailhead provides a snapshot of daily life for all Salesforce roles, their avg. salary, as well as jobs created for that role in the last year.
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