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Military, Veterans, & Spouses

It can be scary to step outside the norm and take a different career path different from everyone else’s. For military, spouses, and veterans, this might mean breaking free from traditional stay-at-home parenting and civil service work.

Whether it be to provide financial cushioning for your spouse or to kickstart a new career without much background experience, Salesforce is a great place to start!  We invite you to check out the important resources below to learn more. 

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Transfer Your Skills

Check out how some of our Talent Stacker Members translated their previous experience from the Healthcare industry to their Salesforce Career! 


  • Project management: Managed complex projects and led a squad of individuals, ensuring timeliness of duties, equipment maintenance, and personnel safety.
  • Analytical skills: Responsible for analyzing information and reports to make quick, informed, and high-impact decisions. Maintained personnel database, training records, performance evaluations, and training schedules for personnel.
  • Attention to detail: Held accountable for supplies, inventory, pricing, ordering, and returns utilizing organization-specific software programs.
  • Leadership: Worked efficiently and productively in both small team settings and as an individual leader to complete the military tasks and maneuvers assigned to our unit
  • Problem solving: Collaborated closely with team members to troubleshoot and resolve issues in a timely manner.

Your Questions Answered

What is the biggest difference between the Military and the Salesforce ecosystem? 

You will have much more autonomy. One of the best parts of the Salesforce ecosystem is the freedom you will have to grow your career, while connecting with new people, places, and getting involved with the community. 


If I am an active Military member, veteran, or spouse, where should I look to get started? 

Below we have linked several important military specific resources you should be familiar with as you embark on your Salesforce career. Specifically Trailhead Military will allow you to follow specific paths and support you with free training such as the Salesforce Academy and certification vouchers. 


Do I need a degree or previous experience in the tech industry to begin working towards a Salesforce career?

No degree required! Many enter the Salesforce ecosystem successfully making $65k-$85k with the Salesforce Administrator Certification. All of the materials to understand how to configure Salesforce and pass the certification credential can be found for free on Salesforce’s online learning platform – Trailhead! 


What is the work life balance working as a Salesforce Professional?

Many companies have a, “as long as the work gets done, set your hours” type of policy. You truly can live a life by design, and still help people, where you don’t have to burn yourself out working 60+ hours a week. 

Anything we didn't Cover?

Connect with these Talent Stacker members and friends of the program on LinkedIn. They are happy to share their experience. 

Elijah Green

Salesforce Solutions Architect

Carrick Harp

Senior Salesforce Analyst

Hugh Richardson

Senior Solution Consultant

David Scott Nava

Salesforce Solution Engineer

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