Career Seekers! Start Your Prep for the Trailblazer Connect Career Fair

Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to connect with top employers, grow your network, and blaze a trail to your next job within the Salesforce ecosystem.

Amanda Bauman
Oct 27 · 4 min read
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Navigating your career and finding your dream job is tricky at the best of times. These days, it can be even more of a challenge. Luckily, the Salesforce ecosystem is thriving, and top employers around the world are still hiring for various roles.

That’s why we’re especially thrilled to announce our next Trailblazer Connect Career Fair, happening in January 2021. This will be an incredible opportunity for Trailblazers around the globe to connect to opportunities and grow their networks within the Trailblazer Community. And while we won’t begin accepting applications until December 3 (check back here for details), you can start ensuring your eligibility today!

The career fair reimagined

In-person career fairs? That’s so 2019. Today, we’re reimagining the Trailblazer Connect Career Fair as a one-of-a-kind virtual experience. We’re incredibly excited, as this will let us reach Trailblazers around the world and connect them directly with employers in their regions.

All of the fun will happen over one big day. Participants will log in for group and one-on-one sessions with recruiters from more than 75 employers (see below for dates and details).

Recruiters will be looking for entry-level to mid-career candidates across multiple roles, including developer, consultant, admin, marketer, and analyst.

We want to make sure that candidates have plenty of time with recruiters, which is why we will only accept a limited number of participants.

And to make sure that employers connect with talent that fits their needs, we’ll give preference to credentialed applicants who have earned a superbadge, Super Set, or certification. (Applicants in India, see below* for additional info.)

Working toward a credential? There’s still time

If you want to apply but haven’t earned a credential yet, never fear! You still have time — and we have plenty of resources to help you reach your goal.

Kickstart your journey on Trailhead, where you can explore all of the different career paths in the Salesforce ecosystem. Once you choose a path, dive into one of our trailmixes that guide you as you learn everything from the basics to advanced skills you’ll need to succeed.

And don’t forget to round out your learning with our soft skills trailmix, which allows you to skill up on many of the non-business skills employers are looking for in candidates. Once you’re ready, you’ll be able to decide whether to go for a superbadge, Super Set, or even a certification.

🌟 Pro Tip: Discover top tips for your certification journey on The Trailblazer blog.

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Even more career-ready resources

Already earned your credential? Paw-some! There’s still a lot you can do to get a jump on your application.

First, spruce up your Trailblazer.me profile. This is your Trailblazer resume, so make sure it shines! Maybe you have a snazzy new photo, some new achievements, or some new info to add to your bio.

However you can, be sure to spotlight what makes you the best candidate out there. And don’t forget to add your LinkedIn URL to your profile.

If you want to stand out even more, create a personal portfolio to show to employers. This is your own personal website, built on Salesforce, that you can use to showcase your accomplishments and Salesforce skills.

🌟 Pro Tip: Check out Supercharge Your Salesforce Career Journey: 4 Tips for Building a Standout Portfolio

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And finally, check out all of the amazing resources for career seekers available through Trailblazer Connect. There are lots of fun videos and other content on finding your career path, writing your resume, polishing your interview skills, and more.

Trailblazer Community mentorship opportunities

For applicants who are accepted to the career fair, we want to make sure that you put your best foot (and hiking boot) forward. When applying, you’ll have a chance to sign up for career coaching opportunities leading up to the event.

If your application is accepted, you’ll be paired with a Trailblazer Community member who can help with things like a mock interview, resume review, and more. With the Trailblazer Community behind you, you’ll be sure to stand out when the career fair rolls around.

Mark your calendar

While there’s still time to prepare before the Trailblazer Connect Career Fair, it’ll be here before you know it. Here are all of the key dates and info to keep in mind.

  • Applications
    Applications will be accepted starting December 3 and ending December 31, 2020, at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET. You’ll need both an up-to-date Trailblazer.me profile and resume to apply. You’ll be notified of acceptance by January 11, 2021.
  • Career Fair
    The Trailblazer Connect Career Fair will happen on January 21, 2021. There will be three sessions, held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in specific timezones across the globe. If accepted, you’ll be notified of the specific times of your session.

We hope to see you there!

*Applicants from India must have completed the Journey to Salesforce program (for working professionals) or the Trailblazer Connect Job-Ready Student program (for students) through a participating college.

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Amanda Bauman

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Trailblazer Connect @Salesforce. Brit living in Austin, Texas. Traveler, artist, singer, cat-lover.

The Trailblazer

Blaze your trail to a top job by skilling up with Trailhead. Discover how Trailhead brings the Trailblazer spirit to everything we do by putting YOU at the center of learning.

Amanda Bauman

Written by

Trailblazer Connect @Salesforce. Brit living in Austin, Texas. Traveler, artist, singer, cat-lover.

The Trailblazer

Blaze your trail to a top job by skilling up with Trailhead. Discover how Trailhead brings the Trailblazer spirit to everything we do by putting YOU at the center of learning.

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