Misty Sutton
Recruiting Senior Manager
September 24, 2018

10 Tips for Building Your Salesforce Career with Accenture


Intelligent technologies will change the tasks that make up work. Do you have the new skills required to perform them?

There are a million reasons why now is the perfect time to kick off a career in Salesforce. As the largest global Salesforce practice, we can share a few.

It’s one of the hottest technologies about Salesforce right now; the career possibilities are endless. You’ll receive the support of the “Ohana”—a huge community of Salesforce professionals. There’s tons of free training out there to guide you (hello, Trailhead!).

The Salesforce skillset is one of the highest in demand in the job market right now—and we’re growing our team.

There’s so much information out there that figuring out where to dive in can seem daunting. So, we gathered tips from some of our most experienced team members. Here’s what they had to say:

10 tips to kick off a successful Salesforce career:

  1. Be a lifelong learner—especially in Salesforce. Technology is constantly evolving. Accenture has the highest number of Salesforce-certified professionals in the industry, all benefiting from expansive training to help continuously hone their skills. In fact, with more than 4,200 unique Salesforce-certifications, we deliver up to 50,000 hours of Salesforce training annually.

  2. Take the leap! Making the choice to start a career in Salesforce is just the start; you’re making a decision that will give you lots of future career options. And don’t let a start later in your career discourage you. Salesforce is changing constantly, and some of the most successful people in this area have just joined in the last few years.

  3. Be honest. It’s easy to tell who is faking it and who actually knows their stuff in the Salesforce community. We’d much rather hire someone who knows when they don’t know something—but knows how and where to learn it.

  4. Be present in the Salesforce community, the Ohana. Attend user groups, give back and offer to speak at events, if you’re comfortable sharing your knowledge.

  5. Mentor others. No matter what stage of your career you’re in, there will always be someone at an earlier stage than yours. Kick the doors open for those coming in behind you.

  6. Be fluent in the vocabulary of business. Don’t focus too much on the technology and tools; focus on process and value and how Salesforce can enable those things. Much of your time will be spent translating general business and industry terms into something tangible. Salesforce professionals linger between the business and IT, and they should be able to converse in either language.

  7. Remember: Salesforce careers are not “one size fits all”. Just because you have a job in technology doesn’t mean you have to be very technical to be successful. A good attitude and a passion for learning can go a long way.

  8. Find a niche. The Salesforce ecosystem has dozens of areas of specialization that require deep training that most generalists don’t have. Become known for Field Service Lightning or Einstein Analytics and you will succeed quickly. Here at Accenture, we understand that becoming a Certified Technical Architect (CTA) can be a highlight of your Salesforce career, so we make sure to protect dedicated time for you to pursue it and other associated certifications. We’re always on hand to support your development.

  9. Sign up for a Trailhead account. Trailhead is Salesforce’s free learning platform where anyone can go to learn all things surrounding the technology, from beginner to expert. Have fun with it.

  10. Become friendly with an Accenture Salesforce recruiter! We can help you navigate the roles within the Salesforce ecosystem, offer career advice and help you to understand which Salesforce path is the best match for you. Reach out via LinkedIn, Twitter or Facebook, or say hello at conferences.

Ready to take the leap? Accenture is Master Certified by Salesforce in all 12 industries and clouds currently recognized.

Build your Salesforce career with our team.

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