Get Started in the Salesforce Ecosystem as an Admin

11 Ways to Get Started in the Salesforce Ecosystem as a Salesforce Administrator


Editor’s note: This post was updated on November 22, 2022, with the latest information and resources.

If you’re looking to build a successful career in the Salesforce ecosystem, becoming a Salesforce Administrator is a great way to start. The demand for Salesforce Admin skills is skyrocketing because of the important role they play in helping companies reach their goals using Salesforce.

We’re here to help you get started on your journey by providing you with all the resources and support to navigate and grow your career as a Salesforce Admin. Since everyone’s career path is different, the below is not intended to be used as a checklist of things you must do, rather it is intended to be a guide to help point you in the right direction.

1. Visit the official Salesforce Admins Website

Exploring the admin website will give you access to pages and pages of resources for #AwesomeAdmins, such as blog posts (like this one), a schedule of upcoming events and webinars, and tons of inspiration!

2. Check out the Salesforce Admin Skills Kit

The Salesforce Admin Skills Kit is your blueprint for success, helping job seekers and employers understand the skills required to be a successful Salesforce Admin in today’s world.

  • Learn about the skills successful Salesforce Admins need.
  • Find examples of the different ways admin skills may be represented on resumes and job descriptions.

3. Learn more about Salesforce

Trailhead is the fun way to learn! Earn badges, points, and real-world credentials while you learn about all things Salesforce, hone your professional skills, and explore topics like equality in the workplace and the future of AI in business.

4. Watch videos on YouTube and Salesforce+

Learn and get inspired by watching videos featuring admins and product experts.

  • Catch videos of our popular series, including How I Solved It, Automate This!, and Expert Corner, on YouTube.
  • Watch How I Solved It on Salesforce+, our free streaming service.

5. Listen to the Salesforce Admins Podcast

The Salesforce Admins Podcast features real-life Salesforce Admins, product managers, and community leaders who transform businesses, careers, and communities with clicks, not code.

  • Learn about product, community, and careers.
  • Hear from community and product experts.
  • Get inspired by Salesforce Admins.
  • Start listening on Spotify, Apple Music, or Google Play today.

6. Connect online with Trailblazers

Visit the Trailblazer Community and dive right in! This online community is where connection, discussion, and problem-solving all happen in real time. Become a part of the community to find support during your journey and help other Trailblazers!

7. Find a job in the Salesforce ecosystem

There are many great ways to start or change your career in the Salesforce ecosystem. The resources below are amazing jumping-off points if you’re considering or searching for a new position.

8. Get hands-on at a Salesforce event

Attending Salesforce Events like World Tours, TrailblazerDX, and Dreamforce are experiences like none other! Find one near you through these links, and start learning and connecting with admins today.

9. Attend a Trailblazer Community Group meeting

Get to know your peers and how they’re using Salesforce by attending Trailblazer Community Group meetings. Community Groups meet regularly, either virtually or in person, so Trailblazers can get to know their peers. You’ll love meeting and collaborating with Trailblazers in your area and around the world!

  • Learn Salesforce with peers.
  • Build your network.
  • Find mentors.

10. Attend a community conference

Community conferences are put on by members of the community, for the community! Attending one will not only give you access to incredible content but also the chance to meet local Trailblazers and hear many inspiring stories of success.

  • Attend a community-hosted conference.
  • Meet your local Trailblazer Community.

11. Stay connected on social

The #AwesomeAdmin community thrives online! Follow our social pages (if you haven’t already) and stay connected by tagging our handles and using our hashtags.

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