Our advice is that there’s a way, not only to increase your own confidence but also to impress a hiring manager by applying the skills that you’ve learnt, through creating your own Salesforce portfolio of work.
We’d encourage aspiring and also experienced, Salesforce professionals, to build their own Salesforce projects as part of a larger portfolio. Although a lot of people are eager to get into the Salesforce space, we do find that it’s actually quite rare for people to build in their own time. Therefore a great way of making you stand out.
Creating an experience to demonstrate your abilities shows that:
– You are committed and have a passion for Salesforce
– That you think outside the box and are a creative person who can apply these traits in a role
– That you are capable of solving business challenges with the Salesforce platform
What should I build?
The best part is, that you’re only limited to your own imagination as to the use case that you choose, and so why not make it something you’re passionate about in another area of your life? Or perhaps something topical? For example, we recently saw one built around tracking COVID-19 cases across Australia. It was engaging and attention grabbing.
“I relate it to having stories to tell…if I were interviewing for a job, I want to have stories that I can tell, you’re a storyteller as an interviewee and so when people ask “tell me about something you’ve built on the platform”, you want to have something to say. Making your own experience, building apps, building out a portfolio and then not just attaining the Admin Cert but then doing the “now what?” Mike Wheeler, MikeWheelerMediaPlus.com