Hey Salesforce Technologists,
Is your career going places with Certs and Badges? Iron Man has a flying suit..but you and I don’t. So, how do you make your career fly? Maybe you just don’t compete in the flying race. This post is about figuring out what matters to your customer/boss/company etc.
They all need rainmakers. People who make ‘real’ things in their area of expertise, with creativity and skills, the competition for skills is intense.
It is the ‘Red Ocean’Brimming with “100X Certified” Sharks and with a real risk of becoming a commodity IT person. But, there is a ‘Blue Ocean’ out there filled with creativity and problem-solving. It is not for everyone but it addresses a real need. For some, it is also more fun
What if you diversified?
And improved areas that matter to your customer such as:
- Design Thinking
- Collaboration etc
Sure you need Tech Certs/badges, but don’t confuse them for what your customer needs here is no #getshitdone cert for a reason.
Try this simple exercise. Make a journey map of your users, and identify something nagging that you can improve and then build it. It can be as simple as Salesforce in-app guidance.
Follow companies like IDEO for inspiration and to think differently.