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Navigating Your Career with Mike Gerholdt – Wizardcast 75

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While Mark Ross and Brian Kwong were hanging out at Midwest Dreamin, they took the opportunity to talk to the one, the only, the simply fantastic, Mr. Admin himself – Mike Gerholdt.

Mike has been in the Salesforce Ohana for a long time. First, he was Mr. ButtonClick Admin and ran an extremely popular blog and podcast about Salesforce. Mike joined Salesforce in May of 2014 as an Admin Evangelist. He’s currently the Director of Admin Evangelism at Salesforce. He’s help countless Admins, wanna be admins, and continues to be an inspiration. He’s a Smokey and the Bandit 70’s kid.

Mike Gerholdt was the opening speaker at Midwest Dreamin. He talked about Navigating your Career. This applies to your Salesforce Careers as well as your career in general.

Show Overview

  • A Mike Gerholdt Introduction 00:00
  • Standard Introduction 00:26
  • A Mike Joke 01:44
  • Navigating your Career with Mike Gerholdt 02:08
  • Are you a Star Wars or Smokey and the Bandit Kid 03:15 Survey:
  • Why talking Careers is important to Mike 04:20
  • Puzzle Pieces versus Lego Blocks 08:20
  • What you SHOULD ask to a Mentor/Idol/Role Model about their Career 12:32
  • How do I become a Salesforce Admin? 14:55
  • What’s the creativity and vision you bring to a job 17:00
  • Why building Sample Apps is important 19:30
  • What kind of Opportunities are there and Salesforce? 28:00
  • Why did Mike Gerholdt Join Salesforce 32:55
  • Gillian Bruces listens to the WizardCast! 41:00
  • Mike Gerholdt says Share this podcast 42:00
  • Outro “Very difficult doing this” 44:50

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