Step 1 – think of 4 quality questions that you want to ask an experienced Salesforce professional.
2 of those questions should be:
1. “If you were just starting your Salesforce career today, how would you go about doing so?”
2. “Who do you recommend I connect with from your network that’s helped shaped your career, or could provide quality advice for someone just starting?”
Step 2 – find 3 experienced Salesforce professionals to ask those questions to.
Be subtle and professional in your approach. “Hi Billy Bob, I realize we haven’t met before, but I noticed that you’ve been working with Salesforce for over 3 years now. As I begin my journey, would it be OK to ask you 4 questions about your career to hopefully help shape mine?”.
Step 3 – Those initial 3 people will give you 3 more people to reach out to.
At that point, name drop: “Hi Sally Sue, Billy Bob mentioned your name as someone he has a lot of respect for and recommended I connect with you for career guidance…” ask the same questions, you asked Billy Bob.
Step 4 – Repeat the sequence. 3 X 3 X 3 X 3…adds up very quickly.
Step 5 – Log the answers, find the patterns, focus on those.
Step 6 – Keep in touch, provide valuable content, stay top of mind.