In this post, I will provide three more valuable tips if you want to build a Dynamics 365 career, and the first would be…
Read Dynamics 365 White Papers.
Microsoft, over the years, published a range of white papers around Dynamics 365 and Dynamics CRM. I would expect that you read them all. Not just one or two, but I would expect that you’ve read them all.
White Paper Links
You’re developing your skill set and you’re wanting to demonstrate that you have a thorough understanding of this technology space, but you don’t have the experience yet. Therefore, I’m looking for application—that you’ve applied yourself to learning these areas in depth.
Make sure you know the Dynamics 365 SDK.
Update your LinkedIn profile.
I’ve employed a lot of people just based on their LinkedIn profile. I look at their CV, I’ll skim their CV, then I’ll go to LinkedIn. I’ll click around on some links, and I’m going to see who you are connected to. I want to see where your project experiences are showing up on LinkedIn, so it’s really important that your LinkedIn profile is world class. Because no matter what your CV says, I’m going to look at LinkedIn.
Quick Tip: Is your personal blog showing on LinkedIn?
Also, you want to get recommendations showing on your LinkedIn profile. You can’t have too many of these, just make sure they are quality.
The Real Value of a LinkedIn Profile
CVs are an old form of communicating your skill-set for your career. Nowadays, when someone says they want my CV, I go straight to LinkedIn and I export the whole LinkedIn profile as a PDF document. There is my CV. Because I keep my LinkedIn profile up-to-date, it allows we to showcase my experience in real time.
So, hey, that’s where I’ll start with. Those are three more things if you’re wanting to start out a Dynamics 365 career.
Have I missed anything that you think should be added to this list? If so, please comment below.