Salesforce has recently unveiled the Trailblazer Career Marketplace, an innovative talent hub extension of Trailhead, its free online learning platform designed for acquiring sought-after skills and earning globally recognized credentials.
This centralized platform serves as a connection point for Trailblazers on the lookout for opportunities in data, AI, and CRM, linking them with employers within the expansive Salesforce ecosystem.
In the face of global demand for digital skills, particularly with the increasing priority of AI, Salesforce said businesses worldwide are actively seeking talent. According to IDC, the Salesforce economy, driven by AI, is expected to generate a net gain of US$2.02 trillion in global business revenues and create 11.6 million jobs worldwide between 2022 and 2028.
The Salesforce solution: The Trailblazer Career Marketplace empowers job seekers to identify themselves as qualified candidates and engage with organizations in need of skilled talent. Key features include:
Highlighting skills and quick role discovery
Through the Career Mode feature, Salesforce professionals can present a consolidated view of their relevant Salesforce experience on their Trailblazer Profile. This includes work history, projects, verified skills, and credentials. A filtered search tool facilitates easy exploration of companies in the Salesforce ecosystem.
Employers can leverage the Candidate Search feature to discover qualified Salesforce professionals who have activated Career Mode. The feature allows employers to filter searches by product-specific experience, certifications (e.g., the AI Associate certification), years of experience, and more. Employers can also showcase custom profiles featuring aspects of their company, such as their mission statement, open roles, and media gallery.
Enhanced jobseeker experience
Trailblazers have control over the visibility of personal data, emphasizing proven skills and credentials to minimize bias in the hiring process.
The Salesforce perspective: Ann Weeby, SVP of Trailhead, expresses the company’s commitment to meeting the demand for data, AI, and CRM skills. The Trailblazer Career Marketplace aims to open career pathways for learners globally while adding a personal touch to the jobseeker experience.
The employer perspective: Harry Datwani, Deloitte Digital U.S. Salesforce Practice Leader, highlights Deloitte Digital’s excitement to participate in the Trailblazer Career Marketplace. The platform is not only a career enabler for Salesforce professionals but also offers employers a gateway to tap into a vast pipeline of Salesforce-skilled talent for open, in-demand roles.
The Trailblazer perspective: Former Salesforce Administrator David Noe shares his personal journey, emphasizing how the Salesforce ecosystem provided him with new hope after a career transition. Trailblazer Career Marketplace takes this a step further, transforming the lives of future job seekers and Salesforce professionals in search of a new career path.