15 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
    • 5.0 • 100 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.

    How to make even more money as a Salesforce pro, and more great Q&As

    How to make even more money as a Salesforce pro, and more great Q&As

    In this episode, Anita and Brad help listeners with new Salesforce jobs make even more money and carve back time and control for themselves so they can make the most of their new careers.
     
    For the specific questions we address in today's episode, check out the Handy Timestamps below.  
     
    Handy Timestamps:
     
    2:30: I'm already a Salesforce professional - how do I make even more money?
    9:45: Which certification should I get next?
    18:10: What can I do to advance my career? 
    25:40: How and when do I can do another pivot and get into freelance?
    30:10: What are some ways to set boundaries in your Salesforce career so that we can get work-life balance in our favor?
     
    Links and Resources:
    TalentStacker.com/start
    TalentStacker LinkedIn Page
    Salesforce For Everyone Facebook Group

    • 40 min
    Should I Give Up if I Fail the Salesforce Administration Exam, and other FAQs!

    Should I Give Up if I Fail the Salesforce Administration Exam, and other FAQs!

    If you have already thrown your hat into the ring and are striving towards a Salesforce job, this episode is for you.
     
    Anita and Brad move on to listener questions to help people who have started working on their Salesforce certifications, applying for jobs, and lining up their first interviews.
     
    For the specific questions we address in today's episode, check out the Handy Timestamps below.  
     
    Handy Timestamps:
     
    2:30: If I used Salesforce as an end user previously, can I put that down as hands-on experience?
    8:30: What do I do if I'm told I don't have enough experience during Salesforce job interviews?
    13:00: I've applied for hundreds of jobs with little traction. Are you sure they're still hiring?
    17:05: All of the job postings say 2-3 years job experience or college degree are needed. Some even ask for multiple certifications. How do I handle this?
    23:45: I failed the administration exam, so what do I do now? Should I give up?
     
    Links and Resources:
    TalentStacker.com/start
    TalentStacker LinkedIn Page
    Salesforce For Everyone Facebook Group

    • 29 min
    Is the Salesforce job market already saturated, and more Q&As answered!

    Is the Salesforce job market already saturated, and more Q&As answered!

    We had so many questions in the last episode from people considering pivoting into a Salesforce career that we just had to do one more to help new people figure out their next steps.
     
    For the specific questions we address in today's episode, check out the Handy Timestamps below.  
     
    Don't worry, the Q&As for people already started on their Salesforce journey, or who already have Salesforce jobs and are considering their next steps (like, more pay, or switching into freelancing) are coming!
     
    Handy Timestamps:
     
    2:50: With so many individuals entering the Salesforce job space, won't the market becomes saturated?
    6:45: Are entry-level Salesforce jobs remote, and do they come with benefits?
    9:20: For remote roles, are there pay differences based on a person's location.
    15:35: Can I land a job even without a Salesforce certification?
    18:50: What are the titles of some of the most common entry level roles?
    22:15: What does a typical day look like as an entry level Salesforce professional?
     
    Links and Resources:
    TalentStacker.com/start
    TalentStacker LinkedIn Page
    Salesforce For Everyone Facebook Group

    • 32 min
    Stealthy Steps to Polish Your LinkedIn Branding, and Other FAQs!

    Stealthy Steps to Polish Your LinkedIn Branding, and Other FAQs!

    In the first of our Q&A series, Anita and Brad take questions from listeners who are still trying to figure out if a Salesforce career is for them.
     
    For the specific questions we address in today's episode, check out the Handy Timestamps below.  
     
    In the following episodes, we will answer questions from listeners who are further along their own Salesforce journey! 
     
    Handy Timestamps:
     
    2:35: What are the basic compatible gear and computer systems I'll need to start pursuring a Salesforce career?
    5:15: How many hours should I study every day to pass the Salesforce Administrator exam?
    7:45: Do I need to take notes while I'm studying.
    10:30: I don't have a tech background or specialized college degree. Can this work for me?
    12:20: How do I vet the companies I will be interviewing for?
    16:50: Are Salesforce positions full-time, or are they just contract roles?
    22:55: I hear so much about the Salesforce Administrator Certification. But is that the job I would actually be applying for?
    24:24: I've heard that Salesforce Administrator jobs are going away? Is that true, and should I become a Salesforce Developer instead?
    30:15: What are some of the stealthy steps I can take so that my boss or co-coworkers don't see all the profile and branding changes I am making on LinkedIn?
     
    Links and Resources:
    TalentStacker.com/start
    TalentStacker LinkedIn Page
    Salesforce For Everyone Facebook Group

    • 37 min
    How to Dump a Toxic Job for More Family Time and Pay

    How to Dump a Toxic Job for More Family Time and Pay

    What do you do when the career you have loved for 14 years stops loving you back, at the very moment you are needed even more by your family?
     
    You make the leap and trade it in for another career.

    One that will give you control over your time while paying a lot more.
     
    That's precisely what Carly Myers did when she said goodbye to her career and identity as a physical therapist assistant.
     
    In today's episode, find out why she took the hard step of hanging up her scrubs to kick off a new career as a Salesforce admin.


    Handy Timestamps:
     
    02:37: Why Carly wrestled with the idea of giving up her identity as a physical therapist assistant.
    05:20: What made her consider a radically different career path.
    06:54: Discover the surprise that made Carly kick her committment to a Salesforce admin career into high gear.
    13:03: Why the Hidden Job Market continues to be so powerful for new job seekers.
    18:19: What are some of the transferable skills people with an existing career can bring with them into a new Salesforce role?
    20:49: Carly breaks down how her new job has benefited her family's financial outlook. Spoiler alert: the bonuses aren't just parties and swag!
    26:01: Carly reflects on why she wakes up looking forward to working with her new team. 
     
    Links and Resources:
    TalentStacker.com/start
    TalentStacker LinkedIn Page
    To ask questions: Salesforce For Everyone Facebook Group

    • 35 min
    Landing a Salesforce Job as a College Alternative

    Landing a Salesforce Job as a College Alternative

    For decades, the most common advice given to most high schoolers was to either enter the trades, or go to college.
     
    We love the trades, and there is ample evidence why that is such a valid path for many people, with a high return on investment of your time and money.
     
    But college? That is less clear cut in a reality with ultra high college expenses.
     
    What if there was a better alternative to college, one that would lead to a high paying $60,000 - $70,000 career in tech without sacrificing the time and money that most people have to endure?
     
    In today's episode, Nicholas Wenzel shares with Bradly and Anita how joining Talent Stacker during college helped him land a new Salesforce career in just a few months. His success even prompted him to quit college and begin his own path towards Financial Independence!
     
    Handy Timestamps:
     
    01:56: How Nicholas got his start in Salesforce.
    03:27: Why he quit not just college, but also high school.
    04:48: How his parents felt about his unconventional path.
    07:55: Why he feels that college for most people is nothing but a big scam.
    09:57: What Nicholas felt was the biggest risk of pursuing a full time high-paying career in Salesforce versus taking the college track.
    11:48: How has his new career changed his financial outlook.
    13:05: What is the return on investment on college, versus pursuing an alternative? Hint: It's at least a couple of years and more than $50,000!!
    14:15: How any one still in college can take a low-risk way to try out if a Salesforce career might be right for them (and why parents should encourage them!).
    18:25: Can people in their late teens and early 20s really get hired into these high-paying Salesforce jobs? (Spoiler alert, the answer is yes - here's why).
    21:38: What about people who are mid-career, looking to pivot out of a career or profession that no longer lights them up? Do they to go back to college?
    24:59: So what are the scenarios where it makes sense to go to college?
    32:19: Preview of next episode.
     
    Links and Resources:
    TalentStacker.com/start
    TalentStacker LinkedIn Page
    Salesforce For Everyone Facebook Group

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

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100 Ratings

100 Ratings

Sonya Sonneman ,

Educational and Entertaining

The Salesforce for Everyone podcast is excellent! Bradley and Anita are great hosts! I have found the content to be educational and entertaining, as well as motivating as I pursue a Salesforce career. I’m in the Talent Stacker program and highly recommend it! Thank you for all you’re doing, Bradley and Anita! You are changing lives!

A4bz ,

Very Helpful Podcast!

The TalentStacker people are very personable, professional, and knowledgeable. This podcast answers a LOT of important questions I’ve had as I progress along my journey to transition careers and get into the Salesforce ecosystem. Thank you guys for delivering great content that will help me improve my and my family’s lives!

THEmatrix523 ,

Excellent source of information

Getting into a new career, learning a whole new platform, and starting from the bottom can be daunting. Anita and Bradley are a great team. The way they break everything about this new career, platform and starting from nothing is meticulous and as close to perfect as can be. I am so excited about my SalesForce (and Trailhead) journey.

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