August 31

What is Salesforce and Why Should You Care?


You have likely been hearing more and more about Salesforce and may be asking "What is Salesforce? And Why Should I Care?"

In a nutshell, Salesforce is one of the most in-demand IT skills across all job listings in the world. In fact 97 out of the Fortune 100 companies are Salesforce customers!

These companies use Salesforce's software to manage their Marketing, Sales and Service operations in every conceivable industry. But if you aren't even sure what Salesforce is, you are not alone.

Just watch this What is Salesforce? video from SFGate. They interview people on the streets of San Francisco, where Salesforce is headquartered and the Salesforce Tower looms high in the skyline.

Salesforce Instructor Mike Wheeler has taught over 75,000 students how to use Salesforce, pass Salesforce Certification exams and launch Salesforce careers.

The beauty of Salesforce is that you do not have to know how to code to find a multitude of viable and readily attainable career paths that pay increasingly well.

I recently had the opportunity to speak at the Nashville Salesforce User Group Meeting. I shared a presentation on Charting Your Salesforce Career Path and discussed the following career paths available to Salesforce Professionals:

  • Salesforce Administrator
  • Salesforce Developer
  • Salesforce Business Analyst
  • Salesforce Consultant
  • Salesforce Project Manager
  • Salesforce Marketing Manager
  • Salesforce Sales Manager

Salesforce Careers Webinar Series

In the coming weeks, I will be hosting a series of live Salesforce Career Path Webinars with experts in these various disciplines. These will stream live from the Mike Wheeler Media Facebook Page, so go there now and Like the page to receive reminders and notifications, watch replays, etc.

First up in this free webinar series is Business Analyst expert and author, Laura Brandenburg. I'll be discussing with Laura the current career landscape and training options available for Salesforce Business Analysts
(watch the replay here)

If you have considered pursuing a Business Analyst career, you'll want to check out Laura's free Secrets to Business Analyst Career Success training course.

I will be updating this page as we go deeper into the webinar series.

Also be sure to enroll in my free Salesforce Career Paths Course. It's brand new, available nowhere else in the world, and it's built on my new learning platform, powered by Kartra!


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