“I was formally trained as a Ruby on Rails web developer. My career devolved into IT support and random projects for clients that could be anything, so my professional life was starting to feel a bit directionless. I began to feel like I wanted a different path for myself.
My first job after Pathfinder is my current role as a Marketing Cloud Engineer with a small specialized consulting firm called SitRep. There were two surprising parts about it: first, I hadn’t had extensive training on Marketing Cloud, so everything was on the job training in the beginning which was exciting and helped me grow so much. I’ve since earned my certification as a Marketing Cloud Email Specialist. Second, I specialize in Marketing Cloud integrations, Salesforce DMP, and special projects. This involves a great deal of knowledge about web development, or rather, how web sites are built and the ability to solve all types of problems. If you've done consulting work, you probably know that any request can come through the door. So, it's been challenging and stimulating, which is exactly what I was looking for in my career!
Finally, there are a lot of growth opportunities when working in the Salesforce ecosystem which I didn't feel was that prevalent in my previous career track. In fact, my role is now being expanded to include both Sales Cloud and Service Cloud integrations due to business growth, so the opportunities really do feel endless.”