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Elevate Your Salesforce Career With Trailblazer Mentorship

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Connect to mentorship opportunities in the Salesforce ecosystem.

Trailblazer Mentorship brings together experienced Trailblazers with those looking for guidance and support in navigating their Salesforce career journey. Become a mentee or give back to the community as a mentor!

Over the past years, we’ve seen a rapid pace of digital transformation fueling massive growth in cloud technology. According to IDC, the Salesforce economy is set to create 9.3 million new jobs by 2026. There’s no better time to join the Salesforce ecosystem!

Unsure how to get started? We’ve got you covered with resources like Trailhead—Salesforce’s free online learning platform—and the Trailblazer Community, a network of millions of Trailblazers who help each other succeed. We’ve made it our mission to empower anyone with the tools they need to build dynamic careers, communities, and companies with Salesforce and thrive in a digital-first world.

Unlock career opportunities with Trailblazer Mentorship

The Trailblazer Connect program helps Trailblazers connect to opportunities in the Salesforce ecosystem, from mentorship to employment. A key pillar of Trailblazer Connect is Trailblazer Mentorship, a free program matching experienced members of the Trailblazer Community with individuals looking to connect with mentors in the Salesforce ecosystem for career guidance and support.

Having a mentor is an excellent resource at any stage of your career—for advice in your current role, new job opportunities, or career changes. Trailblazer Mentorship can help you:

  • Identify your career goals and build your Salesforce skills.
  • Polish your resume and prepare for job interviews.
  • Build a network of Trailblazers who support and champion your career goals.

Plus, mentorship is a great way to increase your confidence, gain self-awareness, and broaden your professional perspective.

And because we know that everyone has different learning styles, we offer two different types of mentorship options:

  • Mentor Circles are best for those beginning their journey in the Salesforce ecosystem. Working collaboratively in a group setting, you’ll build Salesforce skills and explore different career paths with guidance from mentors and support from peers.
  • One-on-One Trailblazer Mentorship is best for those who have some experience in the ecosystem and prefer to work individually with a mentor to create a customized professional development and job search plan.

Trailblazer Mentorship applications are now open, so be sure to apply now!

Meet Trailblazer Mentee Daphne Zhang

Trailblazers like Daphne Zhang have found success with Trailblazer Mentorship. Daphne was a freelance graphic designer ready for something new.

Through her experiences working with nonprofits and advocacy groups, she knew she wanted a Nonprofit Cloud Consultant role but was unsure how to get there. To create her career roadmap, she applied and was accepted to the Mentor Circle Pilot Program.

“Through Trailblazer Mentorship, I’m fortunate to have landed the job I wanted. I work with diverse clients that align with my interests, such as Asian Youth Center (AYC), which provides resources, including youth programming and family services, to people living in the San Gabriel Valley. It’s very rewarding to see the potential impact that this implementation can make for nonprofits like AYC.”
— Daphne Zhang, Salesforce Implementation Consultant at Arkus

Though her original goal was landing a job in the Salesforce ecosystem, Daphne formed unexpected connections with her Mentor Circle peers, who were at different stages of their professional journeys. Daphne credits her mentor, Kate Lessard, with guiding her through the hiring process, as well as her fellow mentees for holding her accountable, sharing their experience and professional goals, and helping her build her network.

Today, Daphne works alongside her mentor at Arkus, one of Salesforce’s Premium Nonprofit Partners, on nonprofit Salesforce implementations. On a typical day, she may jump from a call about disaster relief programs to configuring fundraiser seating preferences for an arts organization to a check-in with a family foundation. She learns something new every day, and none of it would be possible without Trailblazer Mentorship.

I encourage anyone interested in a future with Salesforce to apply to Trailblazer Mentorship. My mentor and peers were genuinely invested in my success. This speaks to the greater Trailblazer Community, where a generous spirit and helping hand are always nearby.

Daphne Zhang, Salesforce Implementation Consultant at Arkus

Give back to the community as a Trailblazer Mentor

If you’re an experienced member of the Salesforce ecosystem, becoming a Trailblazer Mentor is another impactful opportunity to deepen connections in the Trailblazer Community. As a mentor, you share your expertise and help develop new Salesforce talent.

With guided resources from Salesforce, mentors support their mentees with skill-building, career coaching, and interview preparation. Become a Trailblazer Mentor to:

  • Enhance your leadership and people management skills
  • Cement your understanding by teaching others
  • Get connected to the broader Salesforce community

If you’re interested in learning more, check out these 5 Reasons Why You Should Be a Mentor.

Ready to dive in? Apply now!

Excited to commit to getting career guidance and support, and building your Salesforce network? Apply to Trailblazer Mentorship now!

Interested in developing future Salesforce talent? Apply to become a Trailblazer Mentor! Plus, check out Mentoring Basics on Trailhead for mentorship 101.

For more career support, read about these 4 Tips To Help You Land Your Next Job in the Salesforce Ecosystem. Plus, discover 4 Ways To Build a Powerful Resume Website and Stand Out in Your Career Journey.

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