25 May Jae Park – My Vetforce Story
Position at Simplus:
Experience in Salesforce:
Transportation Systems NCO (88N)
How did you discover Salesforce?
Veterans2Work (Non-profit organization)
How did (are) you train(ing) to become Salesforce Certified?
Online instructor training for Admin (ADM201) provided by Vetforce
What is your #vetforcevictory story into Simplus?
Two years ago, I was looking to transition my career into consulting. I met John Garvens at a Vetforce event during Dreamforce where he was offering help to fellow veterans with career coaching and résumé building. I sent him my résumé for revision; his advice on my rrésumé was to send it to Joe Carr’s team.
How has Vetforce made an impact on your life?
I was unemployed for more than a year after coming home from an overseas deployment in 2014. I was willing, able, and trying, but I did not know where to look or how to begin. Once I found out about Vetforce, I utilized everything that they had to offer. Within six months I had two certifications and my first job offer in the Salesforce ecosystem.
What does the Vetforce community mean to you?
I try to show up to as many Vetforce events as possible. I talk to others who were in the same position as I was. I want to see others succeed as well.
What advice do you have for new Vetforce members?
- Even though Salesforce Admin was your first certification, a Salesforce Admin position is likely not for those who are just starting out in this field.
- Shoot for the App Builder certification. This will give you your first job.
What are some career-oriented goals you have?
A hot-shot solution architect
What are some personal (non-career) goals you have?
To stay relevant and continue to learn
Reading fictions, following up on both US and Korean news