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How To Get A Job In Salesforce Without Experience?

The scope of career in Salesforce is increasing day-by-day. New clients are signing contracts every day, and because of this reason, Salesforce Administrators, Salesforce Developers, Salesforce Architects, and Salesforce Consultants are in huge demand. A person with experience in a particular sector may get job easily. But the dilemma is for the person with no prior experience in Salesforce that he might get a job or not? The answer to this dilemma is, of course. Yes! In this blog, we are going to discuss how can novice get a job in Salesforce without any prior experience.

Getting started with your Salesforce career is not at all difficult. Although it takes time, but it is achievable. 

Join an SF Network

“The number of people we meet does not measure the value of networking, but by the number of people we introduce to others” – Simon Sinek

There are about hundreds of groups or communities all over the internet. These groups are 100% by the community for the community. These are the easy way to learn new features of the Salesforce platform. You may know how customers are getting engaged in Salesforce, how to get connected to your local talent who is in Salesforce and can help you get a job and answer your questions.

Joining such communities or groups also make you a good team player, active listener, and increase your communication skills, which are actually required you to get a good job. Even if you just scroll down the comments or articles posted in the groups or communities, it may keep you updated with the new trends of Salesforce which will ease your job search and interviews.

Take Internship

Taking internship in Salesforce is really a good option for a Salesforce beginner to get an experience of Salesforce work environment. An internship is a kind of work for a particular period in which an organization offers a candidate. You have to go through for a quick interview process for getting selected as an intern in an organization.

As a Salesforce intern, you will get industrial experience, and additionally, you will get a remuneration of $16 to $42 on an hourly basis.

If you also want to get an internship in Salesforce, you need to have several mandatory skills such as-

  • Fundamentals of Salesforce or SFDC
  • Coursework in SQL and related Database concepts
  • Strong competency in Javascript and related frameworks
  • Small projects are done in Salesforce
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Exceptional coding skills

Volunteers

Once you have crossed the fresher-level knowledge of Salesforce, it’s time to apply that knowledge to a real-world scenario. Volunteers is an extravagant way to empower your resume before getting a full-time job.

Many of the non-profit organizations search for exceptional talents in Salesforce technology to help their setup or maintain their small Salesforce projects and give rise to their values in the technology.

Freelancing

Some organizations might be looking for a full-time Salesforce professional to manage their Salesforce instance. In this case, freelancing will be an add-on in your Salesforce skills. You can approach various freelance websites or even organizations looking for freelance work for them. This will gain hands-on experience, and networking opportunities will start rolling on with this!

 Expert Tip: Only two certifications are not enough now, go for three at the max. Everyone now has a Salesforce Admin (ADM201) and Salesforce Developer (DEV401) certifications.

Get Certified

There is a magical key to get a job in Salesforce without experience, that is- “Having certification is a qualification for Junior roles.” The junior role in Salesforce consists of 0-2 years of experience.

Getting certified in Salesforce is a big step that allows you to be recognized for your skills. Employers judge the value that Salesforce certified experts add to an organization and as a result, want to hire individuals over the non-certified counterparts. Also, Salesforce certification communicates with expertise. It tells your peers and even yourself that you know your stuff and it demonstrates you know and understands these competencies. Certification actually builds confidence, communicates expertise, and it differentiates.

What differentiates a certified Salesforce expert with a non-certified Salesforce expert?

This is the fascinating factor about certified and non-certified Salesforce expert is the remuneration. The average salary of a Salesforce expert with no certification is expected as $69,600, whereas, the average salary of the Salesforce expert with certification jumped to $86,850. This is a difference of $17,250 annually! Sounds big, right!

Play with Admin Playground

You can make use of Salesforce admin account to create free web apps and to get a real-time experience of working in Salesforce environment. Admin orgs are 100% free forever and will remain active as long as you log in once every six months.

With this org, you can do the following: -

  • Install AppExchange packages to test them and become familiar with the install process.
  • Build new features and functionality in Salesforce (like custom fields, objects, and workflow rules).
  • Create and execute APEX code (for those who are developers) including Visualforce.
  • Access the Salesforce Success Community, which provides an endless supply of Salesforce documentation produced by Salesforce and the community.

The Admin account is your portal to learning and playing with Salesforce. It’s easy to set up, so take a moment to that before you do anything else.

Use your developer org to build a custom application that is relevant to you, and you’re excited for creating that. For example, you may build an application that tracks household chores, or that synthesize your recipes or database of your movies. You can add these small projects in your resume as an experience. That’s a great way of getting hands-on experience in building apps.

Salesforce Practices

Once you have created your Salesforce admin account on Salesforce org, it’s time to start practicing on Salesforce real-world examples. And thankfully, there are multiple resources available from which you can start your practical journey of Salesforce.

Let’s discuss some of the prominent platforms:

Salesforce Trailhead

It is an interactive learning tool developed by Salesforce. It’s very similar to Code Academy in that it has modules you’ll work through using your admin org. Along the way, you’ll learn the basics of Salesforce while earning points and badges. It’s phenomenal and totally free.

Force.com Platform Fundamentals

It is the “old school” way of learning Salesforce. This large book is very detailed and thorough. It’s still an excellent resource and provides some in-depth content that will get you even deeper into the fundamentals of the application. This PDF version is updated with each of the three Salesforce releases.

Salesforce Cheat Sheets

These quick reference guides can be printed and hung in your office. Even many experienced Administrator still take reference of these Salesforce cheat sheets on the occasion for a quick reminder of how to leverage specific functionality. These too can be found at Dreamforce as a nice printed and laminated hard-copy.

Salesforce Blogs

Well, you may find very interesting and informative blogs on the internet, which you can take reference. We recommend you to go through various Salesforce blogs available on JanBask Training website which may really increase your knowledge and answer your queries related to Salesforce.

Do you really have the skills to become a Salesforce expert? We’ll go through each profile of Salesforce one by one.

Skills required to become Salesforce Admin

  • Administration skills like Netsuite, Microsoft Dynamics, an ERP, etc.
  • Data modeling skills
  • Strong analytical knowledge
  • Think analytically (like SQL, MS Excel, MS Access, data visualization platforms like Tableau, etc.)
  • Project management skills

Skills required to become Salesforce Developer

  • Excellent coding skills (Java and Apex)
  • Familiarity with web platform languages like CSS and Javascript

If you have skills as mentioned above, then you can easily crack Salesforce admin or Salesforce developer interview.

Final Thoughts

Whether you’re a fresher or experienced candidate, what matters the most is the passion towards Salesforce technology. One of the worst fears for the organizations is hiring someone who has no passion for what they do. The person who is willing to contribute to a community and a self-learner is likely the person who is dedicated for doing good work, and the organizations are looking for the same candidature. So, demonstrate your hunger for Salesforce by following any of the above methods, instigate passion in yourself, and you can get your dream job. Happy Job Hunting!

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