How do you build a progressive career path in salesforce.com?

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Why you should build your career in salesforce.com? Let me give some reasons why. We presented this slide deck at our local user group, explaining where the job opportunities are, and the steps you need to take to build your career in the salesforce.com eco-system.

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How do you build a progressive career path in salesforce.com?

  1. 1. How to build a progressive Career around Salesforce.com eco-system © Global Tech & Resources, Inc. Salesforce.com Consulting, Training and Recruiting www.gtr.net
  2. 2. Agenda 1. Introduction 2. Why build your career now? ○ Cloud Computing ○ Organizational Challenges ○ Professional Challenges 3. Where are the Opportunities? 4. The Journey - How do you build one? 5. Q&A © Global Tech & Resources, Inc. Salesforce.com Consulting, Training and Recruiting www.gtr.net
  3. 3. 1. Introduction © Global Tech & Resources, Inc. Salesforce.com Consulting, Training and Recruiting www.gtr.net
  4. 4. •Speaker Introductions ▪ Velu Palani ▪ Charlie Havens •Participant Introductions •Q&A ▪ Share your personal stories ▪ 15 minutes at the end © Global Tech & Resources, Inc. Salesforce.com Consulting, Training and Recruiting www.gtr.net
  5. 5. 2. Why Now? ○ Cloud Computing - Change in the industry ○ Organizational Challenges ○ Individual Challenges © Global Tech & Resources, Inc. Salesforce.com Consulting, Training and Recruiting www.gtr.net
  6. 6. Cloud Computing is Driver, Catalyst & the Evangelist. 1960s Mainframe © Global Tech & Resources, Inc. 1980s On-Premise Client/server Today Enterprise Cloud Computing Salesforce.com Consulting, Training and Recruiting www.gtr.net
  7. 7. The Cloud Computing Model ● ● ● ● ● © Global Tech & Resources, Inc. Multi-tenant Automatic Upgrades Pay-as-you-go Real-time 5x Faster Salesforce.com Consulting, Training and Recruiting www.gtr.net
  8. 8. Infrastructure © Global Tech & Resources, Inc. Salesforce.com Consulting, Training and Recruiting www.gtr.net
  9. 9. Platform as a Service (PaaS) is Faster. Removing the Complexity of Both Hardware & Software. No software stack to manage Automatic upgrades Automated elasticity Platform as a Service Software infrastructure Hardware Infrastructure Database App Server Messaging Tools Computers / Servers Storage Network Data Center © Global Tech & Resources, Inc. Salesforce.com Consulting, Training and Recruiting www.gtr.net
  10. 10. Platform as a Service (PaaS)– Career Advantages •Easy to learn •Job Satisfaction o Innovate and Grow o Add Value to Business o Social, Mobile, Global o More Productive © Global Tech & Resources, Inc. Salesforce.com Consulting, Training and Recruiting www.gtr.net
  11. 11. Platform as a Service (PaaS)– Career Advantages •Latest Technology •Align your career with the present Organizational Changes •Future Business Leaders © Global Tech & Resources, Inc. Salesforce.com Consulting, Training and Recruiting www.gtr.net
  12. 12. Organizational Challenges •Competition o Forced to innovate o Cost Cutting •Missing Global Opportunities © Global Tech & Resources, Inc. •Global Work Force •Social Media o Brand Image o Marketing & Selling o Customer Support / Servicing Salesforce.com Consulting, Training and Recruiting www.gtr.net
  13. 13. Professional Challenges Individual (Survival) o Outsourcing o Global Demand o Constant Change in Technology o Compensation vs. Contribution o Not enough growth in every area © Global Tech & Resources, Inc. Salesforce.com Consulting, Training and Recruiting www.gtr.net
  14. 14. 3. Where are the Opportunities? © Global Tech & Resources, Inc. Salesforce.com Consulting, Training and Recruiting www.gtr.net
  15. 15. Types of Jobs available o Mobile Applications / Cloud Applications ▪ Traditional IT software development jobs will be eliminated o Consulting (above field) o More inside sales than field jobs o Marketers not Sales People o Leaders and Game Changers Vs C-level or VP titles © Global Tech & Resources, Inc. Salesforce.com Consulting, Training and Recruiting www.gtr.net
  16. 16. Types of Jobs available... ▪ Case Study ● http://gtr.net/salesforce-com/case-for-salesforcecertification-training/ © Global Tech & Resources, Inc. Salesforce.com Consulting, Training and Recruiting www.gtr.net
  17. 17. 4. How do you build one? © Global Tech & Resources, Inc. Salesforce.com Consulting, Training and Recruiting www.gtr.net
  18. 18. Career Plan - Progressive Path Technical Solutions Business Solutions Sales/Mktg/Operation Administrator Administrator Client Success Management Developer Sales Cloud Consultant Marketing Technical Architect Service Cloud Consultant Operations Solutions Architect Business Architect Finance Innovation - Entrepreneurship - Social Change Utilize Salesforce.com eco-system Appexchange - Community - Developer Edition © Global Tech & Resources, Inc. Salesforce.com Consulting, Training and Recruiting www.gtr.net
  19. 19. Career Plan - Progressive Path ● Pick a career path ○ Choose to specialize ○ Learn to overlap (solutions track) ○ Keep your mind open for change © Global Tech & Resources, Inc. Salesforce.com Consulting, Training and Recruiting www.gtr.net
  20. 20. Career Plan - Progressive Path ● Develop a training plan and Learn ● Self Learning ● Class-room ● On-line training ● Find a mentor ■ Developer.force.com - Free Edition © Global Tech & Resources, Inc. Salesforce.com Consulting, Training and Recruiting www.gtr.net
  21. 21. Career Plan - Progressive Path Organization - employer ● Choose someone to help achieve your dream ○ Find an internal mentor ● Help your organization to change. or LEAVE ! © Global Tech & Resources, Inc. Salesforce.com Consulting, Training and Recruiting www.gtr.net
  22. 22. Contact Us: Velu Palani Charlie Havens © Global Tech & Resources, Inc. Salesforce.com Consulting, Training and Recruiting www.gtr.net

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