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Table of contents
1.
Introduction 
2.
About salesforce 🌝
3.
Why career at salesforce is good? 
4.
Recruitment Process 🧑‍💼
5.
Eligibility Criteria 🎯
6.
Documents Required 📃
7.
Syllabus 💯
7.1.
Technical topics 
8.
Resources to Prepare for Salesforce
9.
How to Apply? 🧰
10.
Salesforce Interview Experiences 🤹 
11.
Frequently Asked Questions
11.1.
What are Salesforce's core values?
11.2.
What is the most important skill one should have in order to crack any Interview? 
11.3.
Does a well-framed resume play a vital role in selection? 
11.4.
How long does it take to hear back after being shortlisted?
11.5.
What are the perks offered by Salesforce to their employees?
12.
Conclusion 
Last Updated: Mar 27, 2024

Salesforce Preparation Guide

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Introduction 

Still, having difficulty deciding on a career? Were you ever advised to pursue a career at Salesforce? Do you still wonder what Salesforce is and how can you join it? You'll find answers to all of your questions here. Don’t worry Ninja, Coding Ninjas is here for you. 😎

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Coding Ninjas has brought you yet another preparation guide - Salesforce Preparation Guide. This article covers the Hiring procedure, perks, and most importantly resources to get you placed in your dream Company - Salesforce ☁️
So, let’s get started. 

Salesforce Preparation Guide

About salesforce 🌝

Salesforce is a U.S.-based cloud computing software provider with headquarters in San Francisco, California. With a focus on sales, customer service, marketing automation, analytics, and application development, it provides CRM software and apps.

A senior executive at Oracle Marc Benioff founded Salesforce, which quickly grew to be one of the largest companies in the world and went public in 2004. Salesforce became the first cloud computing company to generate US$1 billion in revenue annually by the end of the 2009 fiscal year. 

In short, Salesforce is a cloud-based software provider that offers businesses tools to find more prospects, close more deals, and offer better customer service. 

Salesforce Services 🧑‍🎨 

Following that, you will explore Salesforce's Services:

  • SAAS (Software As A Service): Here, you can directly obtain and use the built-in software.
     
  • PAAS (Platform As A Service): PAAS provides the framework and platform on which you can build your websites and apps.
     
  • IAAS (Infrastructure As A Service): Although not widely used, IAAS is critical in Salesforce development.

Why career at salesforce is good? 

Salesforce as a Career

1. High Earning Potential: Salesforce provides a high increase in salary to its employees. This is because Salesforce is the world's best CRM software.
 

2. Helps You in Building up Your Skill Sets: With the increasing demands, every profession necessitates a periodic upgrade of knowledge and skill in order to progress. Similarly, with the growing needs of the digital world, an upgrade of skills is required in the case of Salesforce. 

You can keep up with the latest skills and upgrade your skill sets by taking advantage of the various courses available online. Furthermore, many industry experts discuss the most recent upgrades in their blogs, seminars, learning resources, and conferences. You can stay informed and maintain your skills for a successful Salesforce career.
 

3. Access to Heaps of Training Opportunities: Salesforce is well-known for having one of the most comprehensive technical training offerings, which is also provided for free. Trailhead is a Salesforce online learning platform that allows growing Salesforce experts to improve their skills in their own time and place, while also connecting them to a large community of fellow learners for advice and support.
 

4. Be Part of an Inclusive Community: The Salesforce ecosystem is well-known for being friendly, helpful, and collaborative. The Salesforce community, also known as the Ohana, includes internal Salesforce employees, those who work for customers, partners, or ISVs, and freelance Salesforce professionals.

Being a part of Ohana entails sharing the same culture that the Salesforce platform is built on, while also ensuring trust, growth, innovation, and equality in daily life. For more information, check out Salesforce Story by Salesforce. 
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Recruitment Process 🧑‍💼

Recruitment Process

Salesforce has 5-6 rounds of selection to select freshers as SDE (SDE-1) in their organization. 

The following rounds are held:

  • Online Coding Round
  • Technical Round - 1
  • Technical Round - 2
  • Design Round
  • Hiring Manager Round 
  • HR Round 


Online Coding Round ( 90 mins - 3 coding Questions )

In this round, candidates are presented with 3-4 coding questions of intermediate difficulty, primarily from arrays, strings, and matrices.

To pass this round, you must have a solid understanding of data structures.

Technical Round 1

Technical rounds are face-to-face algorithmic rounds in which candidates are asked 2-4 data structure-related questions. Matrix, binary tree, BST, and linked list are the most frequently asked DSs. 

Technical Round 2

The difficulty is increased, and more questions from TreesBST, and Tries are asked. A solid understanding of tree-based recursion is required, as are the standard questions based on it.

Design Round: 

The main goal of this round is to determine your ability to build a large-scale system and your thought process when designing a service. Clarity of thought is important because if you can explain it to the interviewer, you can explain it to your team. 

Hiring Manager Round

This is typically the most technical round, with questions ranging from projects you've completed to the technology used in them, design problems and DS/Algo problems, and tricky puzzle-like questions.

HR Round:

The HR round generally revolves around Leadership Principles:

Below are some sample questions: 

1. What was the most critical criticism you got, and how did you respond?

2. What are your views on Women's Empowerment? 

3. What is one life crisis that you have faced?

Don’t worry Ninja, we’re here for you! We’ve covered almost everything you need to prepare for your dream Job in this article. So, Keep on Reading.

For more information, please check out this video:

Now, let us discuss the Eligibility Criteria: 

Eligibility Criteria 🎯

Eligibility Criteria
 

Graduation Criteria

In general, these are recent college graduates who are considered inexperienced but have been assigned a large number of coding tasks that appear to be and actually are simple.
 

  • B.E / B.Tech  in any discipline (CSE/ECE/IT/EEE/TELECOM/M.E/CIVIL etc).
  • Engineering candidates who have passed out are eligible to apply.
  • M.Sc graduates in Computer Science & Information technology are eligible to apply.
  • MCA graduates are also eligible to apply.
  • The graduation should be a Full-Time course recognized by the Central/State government of India.

    Please keep in mind that a candidate must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, as well as a strong command of technical subjects.

Academic Criteria

  • 7 CGPA for 10th, 12th, or graduation.
  • A candidate should not have any pending backlogs at the time of appearing for the Salesforce selection process.

Documents Required 📃

Documents Required

Below are the mentioned necessary documents: 

  • At the time of the interview, all original mark sheets from the 10th, 12th, and Graduation must be presented. Also, bring a copy of each set of documents to the interview.
  • A copy of the candidate's most recent resume is required. 
  • A passport-size photograph.
  • An original identification proof issued by the government of India (Aadhar Card, Pan Card, Voter id, Passport, etc.

    Now, let us discuss the most important part, i.e., the Syllabus.

Syllabus 💯

In general, technical interviews will ask you to do some coding and system design. Keep in mind that Salesforce's DNA is an invention, and technology is the primary tool they use to evolve and improve every aspect of the experience they provide to their customers.

Technical topics 

By preparing the below-mentioned topics, one can easily crack the Salesforce Interview. 

Programming Languages

Programming languages

Proficiency in a major language is usually required for a smooth process. Languages such as C, C++, C++14, C#, Go, Java7, Java8, JavaScript, Kotlin, Objective-C, PyPy2, PyPy3, Python2, Python3, Ruby, Scala, and Swift should be familiar to you. You should also be familiar with some of the nuances of the languages, such as how memory management works or the most commonly used collections, libraries, and so on.

Data Structures 

DSA

You must understand the inner workings of common data structures and be able to compare and contrast their applications. You should be familiar with the runtimes for common operations as well as how they use memory.

Algorithms 

Algorithms

Your interview will not require you to memorize algorithms. However, understanding the most common algorithms will likely make answering some of the questions much easier. 

Consider going over common algorithms like traversals, divide and conquer, and breadth-first vs. depth-first search to understand the tradeoffs for each. It is more important to understand the runtimes, theoretical limitations, and basic implementation strategies of different classes of algorithms than it is to memorize the specific details of any given algorithm.

Coding 

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Expect to write syntactically correct code, not pseudo-code. If you're feeling rusty coding without an IDE or in a specific language, it's a good idea to dust off the cobwebs and practice coding with a pen and paper. 
A Software Development Engineer's primary responsibility at Salesforce is to write scalable, robust, and well-tested code. Check for edge cases and ensure that no bad input is allowed to pass through. 
To get started with Coding, watch the mentioned video:

Object-Oriented Design 

OOPS

Good design is essential for extensible, bug-free, long-lasting code. We all know that there are nearly infinite ways to solve any given software problem, but when software needs to be extensible and maintainable, good software design is critical to success. Using object-oriented design best practices is one way to create long-lasting software. 

You should be familiar with a few common and useful design patterns, as well as how to write object-oriented software. You won't be asked to describe the specifics of how specific design patterns work, but you should expect to defend your design choices.

Distributed Computing

Distributed Computing

At Salesforce, systems must operate within very tight tolerances while under heavy load. While they have some internal tools to help them scale, it's important to understand a few fundamental distributed computing concepts. Understanding topics like service-oriented architectures, map-reduce, distributed caching, load balancing, and others will help you come up with answers to some of the more difficult distributed architecture questions you'll come across. 

Operating Systems 

OS

You won't need to know how to create your own operating system from the ground up, but you should be aware of some OS concepts that can affect code performance (e.g. memory managementprocessesthreadssynchronizationpaging, and multithreading). 

Internet Topics 

Internet Topics

Candidates must understand the fundamentals of how the internet works. Learn how browsers work at a high level, including DNS lookups, TCP/IP, and socket connections. It is necessary to have a solid understanding of the fundamentals of how the internet works.

Now, let us now discuss the resources to prepare for Salesforce. 

Resources to Prepare for Salesforce

Course Highlights

  1. Aptitude Preparation Course - Prepare for aptitude tests which most companies conduct even before the technical rounds.
     
  2. DS & ALGO - You can choose any one of them based on your preference. 
    Basics of C++ with Data Structures
    Basic of Python with Data Structures
    Basic of Java with Data Structures
    Note: These courses covered everything you need to know about programming with data structures to ace any tech giant interview.
     
  3. Competitive Programming - Optional but recommended. 
     
  4. Database Management System - This course will prepare you for the questions asked on DBMS in software engineering interviews.
     
  5. Operating System - This course will prepare you for the questions asked on Operating systems in software engineering interviews.
     
  6. System Design - This course will help you prepare for system design questions in software engineering interviews.
     
  7. Machine learning - Optional but recommended. This course will help you understand machine learning from scratch to advance.

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Free Resources( Guided Paths )

  1. Aptitude Preparation - This guided path has covered all the necessary domains in aptitude. Moreover, company-specific examples in notes and company-specific practice questions help in mastering all necessary concepts with a focus on accuracy and time, for cracking the aptitude rounds.
     
  2. Programming Languages: You can choose any of these to master in any programming language of your choice. 
    1. Basic of C++
    2. Basic of Java 
    3. Basic of Python 
       
  3. Data Structure and Algorithms Enrol in this data structure and algorithms-guided path to learn data structures like Hash Tables, Trees, Tries, Graphs, and various algorithms. 
     
  4. Competitive Programming - Enrol in this Competitive programming-guided path to master your problem-solving skills and ace any tech giant Interview. 
     
  5. DBMS - This guided path is made to prepare you for acing any DBMS Interview.
     
  6. Operating System - Enrol in this Operating System guided path to learn the core concepts of OS. We’ve also covered the questions which are frequently being asked in Top-Tech companies. 
     

The list is not over yet, you can check more free paths through this link. So, what are you waiting for? Now, you must be thinking about where to practice the Coding Problems. Here you go! One Non-Stop Destination to Crack Your Salesforce Interview - Coding Ninjas Studio. In the end, it's always you vs you! You’ll crack it. 
Let us now discuss about how to apply for the jobs at Salesforce. 

How to Apply? 🧰

How to apply?

Step 1: Open the Salesforce official site using this link. 

Step 2: Scroll down and Go to Careers Section as mentioned in the below image.

 Salesforce

Now, you will be prompted to the page mentioned below. Choose as per your choice. 
We are selecting India Careers Site. 

Salesforce
 

Step 3:  Click on Search Jobs

Salesforce

Step 4: Type your Job Title and start filling out the application. You can also apply the filters as per your convenience.

 Salesforce

 

So far, we’ve discussed what should be done in order to crack Salesforce, let us now discuss what should not be done which is equally imperative. 

Examine some of the applicants' interview experiences so that you may learn from their mistakes and avoid them.

Salesforce Interview Experiences 🤹 

Interview Experiences

 

For more Interview Experiences, you can refer to this link.  
Before we say goodbye, let us look at some frequently asked questions in order to clear your doubts:

Frequently Asked Questions

What are Salesforce's core values?

Core values are Trust, Customer Success, Innovation, Equality, and Sustainability, inspire each other and the industry in a Salesforce culture of trust. These are the values that are expected from all members of the ecosystem to uphold.

What is the most important skill one should have in order to crack any Interview? 

During the job interview process, excellent communication skills along with a technical grasp are essential. Written, vocal, and nonverbal communication abilities are all included. 

Does a well-framed resume play a vital role in selection? 

Your Resume is the most crucial factor that potential employers consider before taking you to an interview. As a result, it is critical that you have a beautiful Resume even before you start looking for work.

How long does it take to hear back after being shortlisted?

After applying for a job, it usually takes one to two weeks to hear back.

What are the perks offered by Salesforce to their employees?

When you work for Salesforce, you do not only get a salary, but you also get a lot of perks. You are given paid leaves for vacations, maternity and paternity leaves, health and life insurance, company social outings, tuition fee reimbursements, and many more.

Conclusion 

In this article, we’ve explored Salesforce Preparation Guide. We’ve extensively discussed the Recruitment Process, Eligibility Criteria, Syllabus, Resources, and Interview Experiences. 
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