The new year: it’s the perfect time to think about where your salesforce career is heading.
Increased job opportunities at this time of year coupled with the fact that 2020 is shaping up to be the biggest year ever for Salesforce in the UK means that it is the perfect time to start looking for your next role.
Whether you’re aiming for a promotion, would like to make the switch from end–user to Salesforce partner, or are thinking of retraining in a different area of Salesforce, now is the time to do it.
The Salesforce platform is growing every year, with no signs of slowing down. Shares in the company exceeded projections by £7.5 billion for the 2019 fiscal year and the company as a whole is set to be worth £22 billion by 2023.
Salesforce companies are always looking for excellent talent, and especially so in the current skills shortage. So, if you’re thinking about making a smart career move, here are six logical reasons why this year is the time to do it.
1. New Investment
If you’re thinking about getting into Salesforce for the first time, you’ve picked an excellent time to do so.
Since the 2018 announcement, Salesforce UK has committed to hiring 900 new staff over the coming three years, with an investment of £1.9 billion into the UK Salesforce infrastructure. A new data centre was also announced to accompany the current hub in London.
As I mentioned earlier, the Salesforce pound is going from strength to strength. The takeover of Mulesoft last year saw shares increase, despite fears from the Dow Jones that the opposite might happen – it seems that right now, Salesforce can do no wrong.
2. Exceptional Company Benefits
And all of that profit is being spent wisely, by Marc Benioff, on investment in Salesforce employee perks and workspaces.
The CEO is dedicated to making Salesforce workspaces as ‘zen-like’ as possible to give employees an optimum working experience.
Salesforce compensation and benefits are second to none, with the company sitting as no. 1 on the ‘best places to work’ list. Employees plus their families get comprehensive health insurance, and a gratuitous £100 per month on top of salary to spend on health and wellness.
3. Equal Pay
In a world where the gender pay gap is still very much a real issue in many male-dominated sectors, Salesforce is trailblazing their equality credentials which is of enormous benefit to women in the tech sphere.
Salesforce has invested millions in ensuring men and women are paid the same, and they now say that equal pay is ‘part of their DNA’.
This, coupled with the fact that Dame Jayne-Anna Ghadia joined the company as CEO of Salesforce UKI last year, means that 2020 is set to be an excellent year for women in the Salesforce space. Dame Ghadia said of her new role “I’m looking forward to working with the team as we continue to invest and support Salesforce’s growing customer base in UKI”.
4. The Skills Shortage
As a recruiter advising Salesforce candidates, the one thing I will say about the current Salesforce job market is that employers really need you!
There is a significant skills shortage in specific roles (more on this below), and those who are willing to bite the bullet and start a new adventure will reap the benefits.
With the Trailhead platform, you can overhaul your entire skillset in a matter of months, and if you’re prepared to put the in the time, you will be rewarded with the opportunity to apply for an even more extensive range of roles.
5. A Change of Role?
A recent Salesforce salary survey found that Sales Cloud is the most used Salesforce product, so undergoing training in this certification will enable you to increase your job potential too.
Additionally, employees stated that the Technical Architect certification is widely regarded as having the potential to increase your earnings.
6. End–User vs Salesforce Partner
If you’re looking for a change or an advancement within your current role, have you explored the option of switching from an end-user to a Salesforce partner as a consultant, or vice versa?
These two different Salesforce paths provide a very different experience and making the shift from one to another can significantly enhance your career.
One of the challenges companies who migrate to Salesforce face is finding the people with the right Salesforce knowledge and skills to implement the system as effectively as possible. Therefore, there are plenty of great opportunities for those who have worked for an end-user and who have the skills badly needed to help new partners.
Are you considering a career move within your Salesforce career? Or are you looking to begin your journey with this fantastic company? If you need help looking for your next role, we can help. Get in touch with Resource on Demand today to discuss the positions we are currently recruiting for.
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