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Knowing nothing about Salesforce - would it be difficult to switch careers into Salesforce? I have a consulting background to help companies go public and get them in shape for SOX compliance.

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Nope. I was tossed on a Salesforce project without any prior Salesforce experience or any prior experience with the customers industry and that’s how I got into Salesforce.

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Come over to our practice. DM me

Nope! I started at a small boutique SI before coming over as an SE.

Yeah go for it, happy to help!

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I'm assuming you're getting into a non developer role? If so, getting to know Salesforce as a system would be pretty easy. Should not take you more than a month to get familiarized with all the clouds that we have. If you're getting into a developer/architect role, it depends on your prior development experience. If you are a seasoned developer with 3+ YOE, it'd probably take you a couple of months to get familiar. If you have no development experience, around 4-6 months should be good enough. In either of the cases, trailhead is your go to website for all things Salesforce. It's extremely comprehensive and easy to understand. Good luck!

Specialized in Salesforce career advisory and recruitment, I support a total of 16 different Salesforce career paths/types. Many options to consider! In pivoting your career, roadmaps will vary. And our Salesforce ecosystem is also a "certification culture." So you'll want a good plan in devising which certs to get and why. Don't worry--training is affordable and fast (if you're serious about it). In all, a fairly simple process. Barriers to entry have never been as low as they are now. Lots of great employer options. Good pay--interesting work. The "good" list goes on... Message me if you'd like help.

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