How I stumbled upon Salesforce

After a few job applications, I got invited to a job interview which looked very promising. It was about a role as a Salesforce Project Manager. Wait! Salesforce what? I had never heard of Salesforce before.

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Author: Peggy Schael | Salesforce Trainer | WeLearnSalesforce

Let’s go back in history where it all started. In 2013 me and my partner had moved back to our beloved Sydney in Australia, starting a new phase of our lives. We found a very nice apartment near the famous Bondi Beach. So far so good.

Now it was about finding a new job. We all know when you move to a new city or even a new country, it can be quite tough to get a foot into the door.

Well, I guess I was lucky that I had lived and worked in Australia before, plus I had already built up a few years of work experience.

After a few job applications, I got invited to a job interview which looked very promising. It was about a role as a Salesforce Project Manager. Wait! Salesforce what? I had never heard of Salesforce before. So I gathered as much information about Salesforce as I could pretty much in the one day before I headed into that job interview.

The interviewers noticed that I didn’t know much about Salesforce but they were looking at the overall skill set. It wasn’t just about knowing a particular topic, or in this case a cloud-based CRM platform called Salesforce. It was about being able to learn new things, connecting the dots and proving the right work attitude. I got the job and that was the start of my Salesforce career journey.

My manager at the time introduced me to the Salesforce Cloud Platform and showed me the ropes and business use cases of what it was used for at the company I just started working for. I thought Salesforce was very intuitive and easy to understand. Great! From then it was learning on the job and self-teaching. Of course, that wasn’t sufficient to fully understand what the Salesforce platform was capable of. As I realized later. But let me tell you more about that in my following blog posts.

For now, just get started. With Salesforce, with anything.


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