Salesforce Career Track at Midwest Dreamin’ 2019

Are you looking for a job in the Salesforce ecosystem? Are you going to Midwest Dreamin’ 2019? Do you want to work for a company on a mission to change the world and make it better?

If you said yes to any or all of those questions, keep reading because this article is for you.

Introduction

According to a study by the IDC, 3.3 million new jobs will be created in the Salesforce ecosystem by 2022.

In fact, in the last 15 days, over 1,000 Salesforce jobs were posted on Indeed.com, a career website. Jobs were posted not only by Salesforce itself but also by Salesforce System Integrators like Emelar Consulting Group, Salesforce Independent Software Vendors like DocuSign, and Salesforce customers like Capital One.

Is your first or next Salesforce job one of them?

This year, Midwest Dreamin’ 2019 will feature a Career Track with sessions designed to help you get inspired, get noticed by recruiters and hiring managers, learn about potential employers, and explore roles in the Salesforce ecosystem. The best part is, you can attend the Career Track breakout sessions and Career Fair for only $20, which is perfect for job seekers unable to attend the full conference.

NOTE: The Career Fair Only ticket is valid for August 7, 2019, only.

In this article, I pulled together all of the career-related sessions and events at Midwest Dreamin’ 2019 to make it easier for you to get the most out the Career Track, especially if you are a job seeker interested in finding your first or next Salesforce job. For full details on all sessions and events, visit the Midwest Dreamin’ website.

Let’s dive into the sessions and events. Here we go!

Career Panel: Trailblazer Career Inspirations in the Salesforce Ecosystem

Interested in how to build a great career within the Salesforce ecosystem? Trailblazers from our community share their personal stories and career journeys and why Salesforce skills and credentials are essential. Learn more about the different roles and pathways that Salesforce skills can open up and how others have found success. Get inspired and learn valuable tips to help you land your dream job from an amazing lineup of panelists.

When: August 7, 2019, from 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM

Where: Palmer House, Salon 3

Who: Shirlene Chow, Stacey Cogswell & Toya Tate

Shirlene Chow is focused on skilling up future Trailblazers for careers in the Salesforce ecosystem and connecting them with employment opportunities. Her team is dedicated to partnering with universities, workforce development programs, and employers for job preparation and placement. Most recently, the team has launched the Talent Exchange, focused on connecting partners with Salesforce talent. Prior to Salesforce, Shirlene spent a decade in consulting services with IBM GBS, Watson, Digitas and Deloitte for major brands such as Proctor & Gamble, PepsiCo, and General Motors. She received her MBA from the University of Southern California and a B.S. in Business Administration from Boston University. In her free time, you can find her training for triathlons, planning her next hike in South America, or teaching English in Cambodia.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ShirleneChow

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shirlenechow/

Stacy Cogswell is a Salesforce MVP with almost a decade of experience with both Pardot and Salesforce. Stacey leads the Implementation Team for JPW Consulting. She taps into her learnings from years of experience as both an Admin and Consultant, plus her 6 certifications, to ensure companies get the most out of their Pardot and Salesforce orgs. Stacey has spoken at several Salesforce events, has been featured on Pardot’s blog and Salesforce’s webinars, leads B2B Marketers Group, and cohosts a Salesforce podcast.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/staceygcogswell

LinkedIn: https://twitter.com/staceygcogswell

Toya Tate is a Salesforce MVP and consultant at Slalom with over 10 years of CRM experience. She has a proven track record of helping organizations reduce the need for custom development and gain efficiency through implementation and adoption of the newest features. She is also a co-leader of Women in Tech Diversity and an ardent PepUp Tech supporter and volunteer. Toya is passionate about helping others succeed in the Salesforce ecosystem.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/toya_l_tate

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/toyatate/

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Trail Guide for your #JourneytoCTA

Are you an Admin or Developer and curious about how to get started down the Architect path? This session will go over the Architect Journey and help you work to attain your goals and increase your skills through the Architect credentials and Trailmixes. Find out what resources are available to you and how you can connect with a growing Architect community!

When: August 7, 2019, from 2:30 PM TO 3:15 PM

Where: PALMER HOUSE, CRYSTAL ROOM

Who: SUZANNE FERGUSON

Suzanne Ferguson is the Senior Manager for the Trailhead Architect Program. She focuses on helping partners and customers increase their Salesforce skills through the many Trailhead resources. A former community group leader, she is passionate about spreading the word on how anyone can embark on their own Architect Journey.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SPFerguson01

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/suzanneferguson01/

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Employer Spotlight: In-demand skills for Salesforce Ecosystem Jobs

Join us for a panel of employers sharing about their company, skills they are seeking and tips for recruiting. Learn about the skills that will help you stand out and get noticed by recruiters! We’ll also share what skills beyond Salesforce will help you succeed in the new digital workforce.

When: August 7, 2019, from 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM

Where: Palmer House, Salon 7

Who: Ashley Morris

Ashley Morris has spent the last decade working in talent development and recruiting, and there’s nothing that makes her happier than helping somebody land their dream job. In her current role, she helps connect Salesforce partners with opportunities to attract and train new talent for their Salesforce practices. She’s thrilled to be here with you all!

Twitter: https://twitter.com/sfdcashley

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ashleyfmorris/

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Accelerate your skills, credentials and opportunities in the Salesforce ecosystem

The demand for Salesforce skills is set to create 3.3 million jobs in the Salesforce ecosystem by 2022. In this session, we’ll explore the different roles available and pathways to training, credentials, and opportunities. Learn how to jump-start your career with career preparation resources, Trailblazer Community, and upcoming bootcamps. This is a great session for those beginning their Salesforce journey, have some experience and want to learn more, or have significant experience and want to give back.

When: August 7, 2019, from 4:15 PM to 5:00 PM

Where: Palmer House, Salon 3

Who: Kevin Zittle & Shirlene Chow

Kevin Zittle is currently part of the Salesforce Student Programs team where he helps higher education organizations prepare students for a future in the digital economy by learning Salesforce skills. Before that, he led enablement for sales compensation at Salesforce and data at the City of Palo Alto. Kevin is 4x Salesforce Certified and a self-proclaimed design nerd.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/kevinz

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kzittle/

Shirlene Chow is focused on skilling up future Trailblazers for careers in the Salesforce ecosystem and connecting them with employment opportunities. Her team is dedicated to partnering with universities, workforce development programs, and employers for job preparation and placement. Most recently, the team has launched the Talent Exchange, focused on connecting partners with Salesforce talent. Prior to Salesforce, Shirlene spent a decade in consulting services with IBM GBS, Watson, Digitas and Deloitte for major brands such as Proctor & Gamble, PepsiCo, and General Motors. She received her MBA from University of Southern California and B.S. in Business Administration from Boston University. In her free time, you can find her training for triathlons, planning her next hike in South America, or teaching English in Cambodia.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ShirleneChow

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shirlenechow/

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Midwest Dreamin’ Career Fair

The Midwest Dreamin’ Career Fair is open to all registered attendees. It will be a great opportunity to meet potential employers—like Emelar Consulting Group—and learn more about jobs in the Salesforce ecosystem.

Employers at the Career Fair will be looking for all levels of Salesforce expertise and a variety of roles, including Salesforce administrators, business analysts, developers, architects, and consultants.

NOTE: The Career Fair is not for careers at Salesforce but for careers with Salesforce customers and partners, including independent software vendors (ISVs) and system integrators (SIs).

When: August 7, 2019, from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Where: Palmer House, Exhibit Hall

Who: You!

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Other Sessions and Events

Quote to Renewal in 5 Minutes with Salesforce CPQ

The Salesforce Certified CPQ Specialist credential is one of the biggest resumé-boosters in the Salesforce ecosystem right now. In this session, you will learn what makes CPQ—specifically Salesforce CPQ—so powerful and why CPQ jobs at consultancies like Emelar Consulting Group are so plentiful.

When: August 8, 2019
Where: Palmer House, Salon 1 from 3:00 PM to 3:40 PM

Christopher Hickman has been a Salesforce and CPQ professional for over 6 years with experience managing, designing, and supporting CPQ implementations and integrations using multiple CPQ platforms, including Salesforce CPQ.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/chrishickman81

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrishickman/

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Live #Appy Twitter Chat and TweetUp

When: August 7, 2019, from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: Palmer House, Wilson Room

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Sticker Swaps

When: August 7, 2019 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM; August 8, 2019 from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM; August 9, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Where: Palmer House, Exhibit Hall

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Emelar Consulting Group at Midwest Dreamin’ 2019

Emelar Consulting Group is a platinum sponsor of Midwest Dreamin’ 2019! We are also hiring for the following roles:

Headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin, Emelar Consulting Group is Silver Salesforce Partner on a mission to make the world a better place.

Learn more about our why – ask us how you can help us change the world while growing your career. Build cool stuff in CPQ, Sales Cloud, Service Cloud, Marketing Cloud, and Community Cloud and work with cool people at the same time.

If Emelar sounds like a place you want to work, visit us at Booth 23 or the Career Fair and meet the team. We look forward to meeting you.

Visit emelarconsulting.com/careers to view all careers at Emelar. To apply for a role, email careers@emelarconsulting.com.