With the Salesforce ecosystem growing and company demand fluctuating, working in this unique way brings many advantages for professionals who value flexibility in their career. ‘Our Croudies simply receive work requests through their inbox, and can accept or decline based on their availability.
‘If you’re thinking about re-entering the workplace or changing your career, it’s the perfect opportunity to build experience by dipping your toe in the water. Or if you’re an actor, for example, and suddenly get an acting job, you can take a break from the Croudie Network entirely and then reactivate your account whenever you like.
‘It’s a very inclusive way of working - age, gender or location don’t matter at all - and it can be done around other commitments, such as parenting, caring or other jobs.’
One of the benefits for companies is that they can employ multiple Croudies with specialist skills to deliver projects. ‘Whatever level of complexity a client needs, we can deliver - and at an adjusted level of pricing according to expertise.
‘To date, we’ve mostly been asked to do medium to high complexity work, but we envisage a situation where we’ll also be asked about less complicated jobs - such as adding users or changing permissions. This means we’ll be able to offer hands-on experience to those who are just entering the Salesforce ecosystem too.’
Ensuring that Croudies stay up-to-date with skills is something that Croud takes seriously. ‘We always want our Croudies to feel they can progress in their career, so our Croud Academy Live offers weekly webinars led by members from our internal team. But Trailhead (Salesforce’s online, gamified learning platform) is just too good to try and replicate, so for anything else we just point people there. It’s fantastic!‘