I have a big announcement.
For those of you who don’t know, Salesforce is a global cloud computing company, headquartered in San Francisco. It’s best known for its customer relationship management (CRM) solution, which helps companies track and communicate with current and prospective customers. Salesforce has been recognized as the world’s most innovative company four years in a row by Forbes, and was named one of the “Best Places to Work” by FORTUNE.
It’s an exciting change not only because it’s an awesome company, but also because I’m taking on a whole new type of role. I will be a keynote events manager, which means I will be on the team that plans and executes keynote presentations at major Salesforce events, including Dreamforce. The job is fast-paced, requires a lot of travel and provides the opportunity to work with senior executives.
Some of you may be thinking, what about PR? After a few years of soul searching, I’ve come to the realization that PR is not my true passion. Although I’ve learned a lot of great skills that I can take with me to any job, I have found that event management is what truly makes me happy. My last day at MSLGROUP is Thursday, July 2.
Leaving MSL will be bittersweet; it’s an amazing company that goes out of its way to help its employees succeed, learn and have fun. I have learned so many invaluable lessons from some truly brilliant people and I will never forget my time there. With that said, I’m happy to be moving on to a company that I’ve aspired to work at for years.
After submitting dozens of applications without success, completing a full round of interviews but not being selected, and then interviewing again for this position, I’ve learned one important lesson; persistence pays off. If you want something, don’t give up on it. Keep trying and don’t let setbacks discourage you. Believe me, it will pay off.
I would like to extend a special thank you to my friend, Kristen Boyen, who has worked at Salesforce for five years. She has been an amazing confidant and resource during my entire application process and I am forever grateful. I appreciate all the support and well wishes I’ve received thus far, and I look forward to sharing my adventures at Salesforce with all of you.