A little over a month ago I interviewed a member of our Orlando Salesforce Developers Group for a position at my current organization. Laurie was not actively working in a Salesforce Admin role but she was eager to advance her skills and start a new career path. In the end they ended up going a different route but Laurie did not let that dissuade her. Today I received the best email of the year from her. Below is the conversation:
Thank you for all you have done for me!!! I really appreciate the last talk we had, you motivated me to the point of no stopping me now. I was ready to accept the position with you and get this new career started but I'm glad you found someone more suited for the position. When we hung up, I mentally checked out at my current position - I had a new goal. I registered for my Admin 201 and passed it this morning!!!!!! Wooo HOOO!
I was really looking forward to working with you and still hope we work together at some point. If there is ever an open position where I am, I'm calling you up :-)
Keep in touch.
Is it okay if I share a screenshot of your email and cert? This is a wonderful email and I think others should see it. Maybe it will be the catalyst to inspire someone to take a jump they have been putting off!
Shane Jay Hayes
Salesforce Architect and Developer
Orlando Salesforce Developers Group - Co-Founder/Organizer
Sure you can share it. Sometimes we just need the one person to motivate us. 😀
You sent my life in a new direction. I'm going to have to take a pay cut but this is the career I want.
Always looking for a mentor so feel free to share any knowledge with me.