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5 Ways the Salesforce Community can Lead you to Success

The Salesforce Trailblazer Community is made up of students, innovators, experts and game-changers who use their Salesforce skills to define new paths to success in their careers, businesses, and their communities. It’s the willingness to help others that makes the Trailblazer community so unique. Their mindset is, why spend the time and energy carving a successful career path to have no one follow in your footsteps?

From having common questions answered, to local meetups across the globe, and blogs offering thought-leading content, the Trailblazer Community is the perfect place for connecting with millions of like-minded Salesforce professionals. The community provides career advice and help, inspiration, and a path to Salesforce success. If you are a Salesforce professional or are thinking of starting a career with the platform, and aren’t already involved with the Trailblazer Community, there’s no better time than the present to get started.

Here are five ways in which the Trailblazer Community can advance your Salesforce career and help you to be even more successful.

Community Group Meetups

With over 700 community groups across the Trailblazer community, there is something for every kind of Salesforce professional, all over the world. Attending local or virtual community meetups provides Salesforce professionals with one of the best opportunities, the chance to network.

Community meetups offer you the chance to network with Salesforce peers who have similar interests, operate in your area and region, and with a similar skillset. The groups are organised by Salesforce users, the purpose of the meetups is for like-minded individuals to meet up and share knowledge, ideas, and best practices on how to get the most out of Salesforce.

The great thing about these meetups is that you can chose the best ones to suit your current needs.

Answers

Ask or answer a question in the valuable Answers section in the trailblazer community. Being able to source support from a global community of Salesforce users ranging in backgrounds and at various stages of their careers, is incredibly beneficial to trailblazers, regardless of whether you’re a novice or an expert.

98% of questions are answered by community members and 100% receive an answer in less than 48 hours. Some trailblazers go above and beyond for their community, becoming significant contributors and achieving Salesforce MVP status.

Trailhead Help and IdeaExchange

If, in the unlikely event that you can’t find the answer you are looking for using the Answers page, visit Trailhead Help. This is a self-service help centre with a library of useful articles. It’s a great port of call to help with any number of Salesforce related issues.

Trailblazers have some of the best insights and ideas for improvements to the Salesforce platform. In the IdeaExchange, Salesforce professionals openly share their ideas and vote on other community members ideas. Occasionally, these ideas are implemented, and changes are made in order to make in the best customer service platform out there.

Collaboration Groups

Collaboration Groups offer another space to connect with peers on topics ranging from advanced code to surviving as a working parent. Salesforce employees also lead groups to help customers with everything from getting started, to Salesforce meetups.

Salesforce MVPs. 

Salesforce MVPs are Trailblazers who have been recognised by Salesforce for their outstanding contributions to the Salesforce community. Learn from and with, over 200 product experts. Salesforce MVPs can provide answers, thought-leadership, mentorship, and inspiration to user and customers across the globe. Connect with Salesforce MVPs on Twitter, and check our SalesforceQA series for interviews with MVPs from a range of backgrounds from all over the world.