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Here are four next steps to help you boost your Salesforce career journey.
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Signed Up for a Trailhead Account? Here Are Your Next 4 Steps

Signing up for a Trailhead account is just the beginning! Discover four next steps you can take today to accelerate your Salesforce learning and career journey.

Trailhead—Salesforce’s free online learning platform—helps Trailblazers worldwide skill up and prepare for success in the Salesforce ecosystem. And it all begins with a simple first step: creating your Trailhead account. But that’s just the start of your learning adventure.

With Trailhead, you can learn more about your ideal Salesforce role, build in-demand skills and connections, earn badges and credentials, and accelerate your learning with expert-led classes—everything to help you prepare for a successful career in the Salesforce ecosystem.

Here are four next steps to help you boost your Salesforce learning journey.

Step 1: Discover your ideal role

A 2021 study from IDC found that the Salesforce ecosystem will create 9.3 million new jobs and $1.6 trillion in new business revenues worldwide by 2026. And IDC forecasts that cloud-related technologies will account for over a third—37%—of digital transformation IT spending by 2026.

In addition to this explosive growth, careers in the ecosystem offer competitive salaries. On average, jobs with Salesforce skills pay around $80,000 per year. With this tremendous opportunity on the horizon, there’s no better time to explore Salesforce careers. And with Salesforce Career Paths, you can learn more about which career is right for you.

With Salesforce Career Paths, you can explore:

“I immediately felt drawn to the community within the Salesforce ecosystem and how Trailhead offered an interactive and fun way to skill up. Both of these resources helped me build my expertise, land a new job, and move forward in my new IT career journey.”

—Amanda Ouedraogo, Senior CRM Business Analyst, Digital Project Management

Step 2: Make time for learning and plan your path

While you’re exploring Salesforce roles, Trailhead learning paths, and stories from real Trailblazers in your career of interest, you’re also blazing your unique journey to success. Of course, this journey and definition look different for every Trailblazer, so take the time to figure out what it means to you.

A great way to start exploring what success means for you is by motivating yourself to go further with Trailblazer Ranks. Unlock new ranks by challenging yourself to earn more points and badges while building in-demand skills along the way.

You can kick off your rank journey with Road to Ranger, a curated learning path designed to create the perfect blend of badges and points to take the guesswork out of reaching the ultimate rank status—Trailhead Ranger. Road to Ranger consists of three trailmixes (think of these as learning playlists):

“However you find the inspiration, know that lifelong learning is the best way to achieve and sustain success in this ever-changing world of technology.”

—Aditya Pothukuchi, IT Manager at Labcorp

Step 3: Build in-demand skills (and win prizes*)

Learning is a reward in itself. But there’s always room for some extra motivation. With Trailhead Quests, you challenge yourself by learning new skills with the added incentive of winning sweet prizes.

Whether you’re new to Salesforce, thinking about getting certified, or just want to keep earning those Trailhead badges, there’s a quest for you.

Kick-off questing in three easy steps:

  • Choose your quest: Pick which one works best for you from the Trailhead Quests page—from beginner to expert, there’s a quest for everyone.
  • Complete the challenge: Follow the instructions listed on the specific quest, and make sure to complete your quest within the specific timeframe.
  • Be in with a chance to win*: Complete your quest and you’ll be entered for a chance to win fun prizes (see each quest for prize details and official rules).

“I’m not a tech-savvy person […] so the learning process has been challenging. But it’s also created such a sense of accomplishment, and I want to keep going!”

—Gracie Prasanson,Director of Sales at Deli Management Inc.

If you’re new to Trailhead, kick off your quest journey with the Beginner’s Quest trailmix. Quests change regularly, so join the Trailhead Quests Group to stay up-to-date on all things quests.

Step 4: Get support and build connections

The Trailblazer Community is a worldwide network—millions of Trailblazers from all walks of life who empower and support one another along the journey of learning and succeeding with Salesforce. The Trailblazer Community is where you can connect with fellow Trailblazers based on your location, role, and interests.

With the Trailblazer Community, you can:

“The Trailblazer Community offered so much support along the way. I would post questions about issues that stumped me and be amazed to find total strangers replying with answers on a Saturday morning. Now, I’m the one lending tips and advice to others.”

—Evaldas Zaranka, Salesforce Administrator at Just Eat

Choose your adventure!

There’s something for everyone on Trailhead, no matter your learning and career goals. If you haven’t already, sign up for your free account and start blazing new trails today!

  1. Salesforce CRM: Learn how to use CRM software to grow your business.
  2. Salesforce Platform Basics: Get introduced to the platform, navigate use cases, and build custom functionality.
  3. Accounts & Contacts for Lightning Experience: Discover how accounts and contacts work together in Salesforce.
  4. Data Management: Learn how to import and export data in Salesforce.
  5. Data Modeling: Give your data structure with objects, fields, and relationships.
  6. Trailhead Playground Management: Create hands-on orgs, practice your Salesforce skills, and complete Trailhead challenges.

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