54 episodes

If you're looking to secure your financial independence with a high-paying job without sacrificing your freedom today, this podcast is for you.

Welcome to Salesforce For Everyone, the one-stop free resource to help you land your first Salesforce job in under 8 months, even without a college degree or tech experience.

This podcast will give you the tips, tactics, and inspiration to find and secure your new career, on your terms, on your way to your financial independence.

Salesforce for Everyone by Talent Stacker Bradley Rice and Anita Smith

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 222 Ratings

If you're looking to secure your financial independence with a high-paying job without sacrificing your freedom today, this podcast is for you.

Welcome to Salesforce For Everyone, the one-stop free resource to help you land your first Salesforce job in under 8 months, even without a college degree or tech experience.

This podcast will give you the tips, tactics, and inspiration to find and secure your new career, on your terms, on your way to your financial independence.

    054. Should Admins Learn Development?

    054. Should Admins Learn Development?

    If you had a tough time getting your Salesforce Admin certificate, today's episode featuring two admindevelopers ... erm .... adevelopers ... ok ok, adminevelopers might leave you scratching your head a bit.
    Bradley and Anita get the low down from Jennifer Olson and Hillary Fenton on why they decided to become Salesforce Developers on top of being Salesforce Administrators.
    Links and Resources:
    Jodi's Audio Series: https://sfadminsuccess.com/listenup Jodi's Book: https://sfadminsuccess.com Warren's Free Salesforce Developer 101 Course: cloudcodeacademy.com/Everyone

    TalentStacker.com/start TalentStacker.com/cap TalentStacker LinkedIn Page Salesforce For Everyone Facebook Group

    • 56 min
    053. Homeschool Your Kids and Have Your Career Too

    053. Homeschool Your Kids and Have Your Career Too

    If you have kids and like the idea of blending work-from-home with school-at-home,  have we the episode for you!

    In today's show, Bradley and Anita talk to April Lee, Joshua Brist, and Talia Johnson to uncover how they've managed to combine their Salesforce careers with homeschooling their kids.
    It's striking how many parallels there are between the two!
    Handy Timestamps:
    7:40: What is homeschooling and what are the various kinds?
    12:55: What is the link between a Salesforce career and being a homeschooling parent?
    12:24: What  are the challenges of first being a homeschooling single parent and then deciding to get into Salesforce?
    26:20:  How important is community to homeschooling families? (Spoiler Alert, it’s just as important as to Salesforce professionals).
    35:30: Wait, Trailhead in a homeschool curriculum?
    43:35: Brad’s daughter’s egg-cellent Salesforce homeschool adventure.
    47:05: How not to let conventional education hold back your kids.
    Links and Resources:
    Videos:
    Changing Education Paradigms Do Schools Kill Creativity?
     
    Online classes or curriculum:
    Outschool.com Kubrio Rainbow Resource Center Homeschooling With Games
    Learning apps for young kids:
    Teach Your Monster To Read Stack the States 2 Starfall Khan Academy Kids
    Podcasts:
    Life Without School Brave Writer


    Community:


    Worldschooling Alliance for Self Directed Education Also search Facebook groups, Reddit, TikTok and in-person homeschool groups.
    TalentStacker.com/voicemail TalentStacker.com/start TalentStacker.com/cap TalentStacker LinkedIn Page Salesforce For Everyone Facebook Group

    • 58 min
    052. Is it Time to Give Up on Your Salesforce Career?

    052. Is it Time to Give Up on Your Salesforce Career?

    The Salesforce ecosystem is changing. In the history of Salesforce, this is known as the hardest time to land a job EVER. But is it impossible?
     
    Today's special episode is recorded live from Camp Talentstacker, where Allie McCarron, Keegan McGoldrick, and Amy Morris join us to share their stories of how they stood firm and fought to secure their Salesforce careers. We explore the grit, persistence, and determination needed to weather the certification and job application process and discuss the key things that make you stand out in the job market. When the going gets tough, these people get going.
     
    Handy Timestamps:
     
    3:30: Why Salesforce is still worth it
    6:40: Keegan, Allie, and Amy introduce themselves
    8:40: Allie's story
    11:00: Why you should be building connections, and other things you can do to increase your chances of landing a job
    20:40: Keegan's story
    29:00: Amy's story
    36:40: Brad and the panel's closing thoughts
     
    Links and Resources:
    TalentStacker.com/voicemail
    TalentStacker.com/start
    TalentStacker.com/cap
    TalentStacker LinkedIn Page
    Salesforce For Everyone Facebook Group
     
     

    • 50 min
    051. More Than You Wanted to Know About Salesforce Consulting

    051. More Than You Wanted to Know About Salesforce Consulting

    You may know him as the LinkedIn guru, but Jordan Nelson is also well-established in the ecosystem as a Salesforce Consulting expert. Whether you're interested in freelancing or not, understanding what Salesforce customers need and how consultants meet those needs is a great way to step up your Salesforce game. Stay tuned as we discuss the ins and outs of becoming your own boss, a better way to build your online network, and how owning a business can shape an entirely new lifestyle for you (thanks, tax write-offs!) 
     
    To learn more about Jordan or to book a call with the man himself, be sure to check him out on LinkedIn or visit his consultancy, Simple Salesforce.
     
    Handy Timestamps:
     
    5:30: Jordan gives us a rundown of his Salesforce origin story.
    11:50: At what point did Jordan decide to jump from full-time to his own thing? 
    17:00: Brad gives his take on the key things you need to succeed in switching over to independent consulting.
    21:00: Jordan advises on how to stack the odds in your favor and take full advantage of your opportunities.
    25:00: We give some key tips for building authentic relationships with people online.
    33:00: Jordan explains what counted as wins for him when switching to independent consulting and the new things he's gained.
    42:00: Brad and Joran discuss the finer pros of owning your own business, including the multipliers for selling, healthcare, and retirement plans.
    47:00: Jordan shares some hard lessons he's had to learn along the way.
     
    Links and Resources:
    TalentStacker.com/voicemail
    TalentStacker.com/start
    TalentStacker.com/cap
    TalentStacker LinkedIn Page
    Salesforce For Everyone Facebook Group
    Simple Salesforce
     
     

    • 55 min
    050. Unlock your High-Income Potential with Salesforce

    050. Unlock your High-Income Potential with Salesforce

    We know the salary growth that comes after entry-level is impressive, but making the jump to double six figures can seem daunting or even out of reach. If you've been in the Salesforce game for a while now and are looking to cultivate your career and your earnings, this is the episode for you! 
     
    Our guest this week is Trevor Krieg, here to share how he job-hopped, negotiated, and worked his way to a double six-figure salary. Keep listening to hear his insightful tips on keeping work-life priorities straight, building confidence in negotiations, and forming quality connections that pay it forward.
     
    Handy Timestamps:
     
    3:45: Trevor breaks down how much he makes doing what he does.
    5:50: How Trevor got started with his Salesforce career.
    11:00: Trevor gives his take on the great debate in the Salesforce ecosystem: what's most important, certs or experience?
    19:45: Trevor walks us through the different titles he's donned, and how his salary grew over time.
    27:45: What it took for Trevor to build the confidence to negotiate his salary.
    33:00: What are the impacts of job hopping on your long-term goals? 
    35:30: What it takes to get to double six figures.
    38:45: Trevor explains the power of side gigs and community.
     
    Links and Resources:
    TalentStacker.com/voicemail
    TalentStacker.com/start
    TalentStacker.com/cap
    TalentStacker LinkedIn Page
    Salesforce For Everyone Facebook Group
     
     

    • 46 min
    049. Understanding the Journey of the Salesforce Developer

    049. Understanding the Journey of the Salesforce Developer

    Whether you're considering an admin-to-developer path or you're dead-set on jumping straight in, knowing where to start among the endless tutorials and how-to guides is tricky for Salesforce Developers-to-be. Enter: our special guest, Warren Walters!
     
    This 18x certified Salesforce MVP is here to walk us through every angle in the Salesforce Developer's journey. We give a special highlight to his program, CloudCodeAcademy, discussing how it can take you from ground zero to scoring your dream dev job. Stay tuned to learn how to avoid tutorial hell, why you need to practice for your dev interviews, and how you can showcase your skill with…cat feeders.
     
    Handy Timestamps:
     
    6:20: There's so much information for people looking to break directly into a Salesforce developer role—where do you even start?
    8:30: We talk about which certifications (if any!) you actually need to become a developer without spending extra time and money.
    13:45: Warren walks us through the different skills you develop as you level up.
    17:20: What is the interview process like for prospective developers, and how can they get prepared?
    28:45: Brad and Warren discuss the major benefits of crossing the declarative and programmatic divide and how you can get there.
    32:30: How hot is the dev market, and how much can your salary grow with experience?
    38:45: Warren explains more about how CodeCloud Academy is designed and paced.
     
    Links and Resources:
    TalentStacker.com/voicemail
    TalentStacker.com/start
    TalentStacker.com/cap
    TalentStacker LinkedIn Page
    Salesforce For Everyone Facebook Group
    CloudCodeAcademy.com/Everyone
    Warren's Youtube Link

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
222 Ratings

222 Ratings

TJanglz ,

Always on point!

Every episode has a way of providing both the practical steps to move forward AND the emotional support to know that you’re not alone in taking those steps. Love it! I shared the latest episode with my mom, and it was exactly what she needed to hear.

Caballero Andante ,

Learn More Every Episode

The Salesforce world is all new to me. This Podcast really adds color to the industry!

Joel1970 ,

LOVE THIS PODCAST!

I am in an unplanned career transition. I am also in the middle of some other life transitions, all of which are challenging.

A friend suggested Salesforce some months ago and at first I declined, having no tech background and thinking there was no way I could do it.

After more reflecting I decided to give it a go. It has been challenging as it’s so different than anything I’ve done and at times I’ve thought, “Maybe this isn’t for me.”

However, I started listening to the “Salesforce for Everyone” podcast a few weeks ago and it has truly been a game changer!

In the first few episodes Bradley and Anita helped lay out a recipe for success in a way that I could understand. And in some later episodes I heard testimonies of people just like me who have been successful in Salesforce.

I have a long ways to go but I’m not giving up. I’m going to pass my admin exam and I’m going to get a job in Salesforce. Much of the thanks for my success will be due to Bradley and Anita who are so sincere in their desire to see others be successful too.

Thank you!
-Joel

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