Salesforce Developer Resume Template & Examples

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Did you know that the best Salesforce developer resume is the one that’s never been written before?

That’s right! If you’re a Salesforce developer, and you’re applying to jobs, writing a great resume might be the most important part of the whole process. That’s why we created this guide. It ‘s full of data, tips, and best practices to help you craft the best possible Salesforce developer resume. Let’s dive in.

Methodology

To build our salesforce developer resume guide, we analyzed 423 salesforce developer resumes and 41 salesforce developer job postings using machine learning to identify the most common elements of good salesforce developer resumes and the things employers ask for most often when hiring.

We’ve also built a database of over 600,000 publicly available resumes from different professions & analyzed how the best resumes were written. 

It’s always good to make your resume unique and to follow best practices. This guide will help you understand what you need to include to make it competitive based on a large set of data from real resumes and real job listings.

You can read about our methodology in more detail here.

Salesforce developer resume objective data + salesforce developer objective examples

Do salesforce developer’s need to include an objective on their resume? 

The general advice for resume objectives and professional summaries is still true (read our guide on resume objectives), but here’s what the data says for salesforce developer’s specifically:

  • 16% of salesforce developer’s included an objective section
  • 68% of salesforce developer’s included a professional summary
  • 28% of salesforce developer’s included neither an objective nor a summary

Salesforce developer resume objective examples

Productive and meticulous salesforce developer able to hit KPIs independently or as part of a team. Looking to join a reputable company as a software developer to help meet aggressive benchmarks.

Grounded and productive salesforce developer able to succeed independently or collaboratively team. Looking to join a reputable company as a software developer to help meet aggressive benchmarks.

Expert in Creating Tabular, Joined and Matrix Salesforce Reports for data analysis. Develop and maintain automated business processes using Salesforce process automation tools, such as Process Builder, Workflows, Formulas, Assignment Rules, and email Alerts.

To secure a position as a web developer in an organization that will enable me to utilize my skills, accelerate my career, and develop leadership skills.

A Certified Salesforce Developer with 5+ years of experience in IT in the Salesforce environment. Skilled in development, coding, and working in multicultural environments. Extensive experience in automating complex business processes using declarative features such as workflows, approval process, process builder, flow, duplication rule, assignment rule, sharing rules, and validation rules.


Skills for salesforce developer resumes

The best skills to put on any resume will be the ones most relevant to the job, but based on our analysis, these skills are among the most common on salesforce developer resumes, which means they can be a strong foundation and are probably good to list on yours (if you’ve got them).

To learn more about how to fully leverage your skills section, check out our guide to resume skills.

*Note: our machine learning essentially picks up common words and phrases in skill sections, so you may have to extrapolate what skills are needed based on your own professional experience. 

Most common salesforce developer resume skills

Most common hard skills for salesforce developer resumes: management, informatica, jquery, json, and html5.


Most common soft skills for salesforce developer resumes: analytical skills, analytical skills, analytical skills, communication skills, and creativity


Other good salesforce developer resume skills

  • JavaScript
  • C#
  • MVC style of designing
  • Data management
  • Data modeling
  • Visualforce and Apex fundamentals
  • Lightning framework
  • Developer console
  • Salesforce Object Query Language
  • SQL
  • Web services
  • Bootstrap
  • AngularJS
  • jQuery
  • Apex Triggers
  • Apex Testing

Salesforce developer skills section examples

Note: we formatted all these examples the same way here for the sake of simplicity, but you can read about skills section formatting in our guide to resume formatting.

Salesforce developer skills example 1

JavaScript | management | mvc style of designing | data management | informatica | jquery| data modeling

Salesforce developer skills example 2

C# | analytical skills | visualforce and apex fundamentals | analytical skills | lightning framework | analytical skills | developer console

Salesforce developer skills example 3

jQuery | salesforce object query language | creativity | communication skills | web services | analytical skills | bootstrap

Work experience for salesforce developer resumes

Work experience is perhaps the most important part of any resume, and it’s no different for salesforce developer resumes. 

For more detailed info on work experience sections specifically, check out our guide for writing a good work experience resume section and our guide for building a resume with no experience.

In general, when applying for salesforce developer jobs, you want to highlight the experience most relevant to each specific position. Here are a few samples.

Salesforce developer work experience examples

WORK EXPERIENCE

Sr. Associate Salesforce Developer

Storm Solutions, 2020-2022

Responsibilities

  • Analyze the results of their experiments
  • Analyze users’ needs and then design and develop software to meet those needs
  • Collaborate with scientists and engineers to solve complex computing problems
  • Create and test applications, interfaces, and navigation menus for a website
  • Create a variety of models and diagrams showing programmers the software code needed for an application

WORK EXPERIENCE

Associate Salesforce Developer

Storm Solutions, 2015-2022

Responsibilities

  • Create prototypes and mockups of websites or applications
  • Create test plans, scenarios, and procedures for new software
  • Meeting with project managers to determine CRM needs.

WORK EXPERIENCE

Salesforce Developer Intern

Quad Goals, 2009-2012

Responsibilities

  • Experience developing customer-facing interfaces.
  • Advanced knowledge of Salesforce CRM platforms.
  • Proficient in MYSQL, Apex, JavaScript, Native, and VisualForce.
  • Ability to problem solve high-level software and application issues.
  • Ability to project manage.

Education for salesforce developer resumes

Unless you’re applying for academic positions or don’t have any work experience, your work history will be more important than your education.

Still, education is usually listed on resumes, and often, salesforce developer job postings list a minimum education requirement. 

See our guide for education on resumes for more detailed information.

Data from our sample of 423 salesforce developer resumes

  • 1% salesforce developer resumes listed an associate’s degree
  • 53% salesforce developer resumes listed a bachelor’s degree
  • 44% salesforce developer resumes included a masters degree
  • 0% salesforce developer resumes mentioned a doctoral degree

Salesforce developer resume education examples

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science

Mt. Diablo Adult Education, 2020

Awards & Honors

  • Valedictorian
  • AP Scholar
  • Cum Laude

EDUCATION

Associate of Arts

Universal Technical Institute of Arizona Inc, 2015

Certifications for salesforce developer resumes

Not every job requires certifications, but certifications can almost always improve your odds of landing an interview, and there certifications for (or related to) nearly all jobs. 

In fact, we wrote a playbook for listing certifications on resumes.

Here are a few certifications that can help salesforce developer’s specifically, according to CareerOneStop.

Salesforce developer certification examples

CERTIFICATIONS

Microsoft 365 Certified: Enterprise Administrator Expert

Microsoft Corporation, 2020

Certified Web Developer Associate

World Organization of Webmasters, 2015

CERTIFICATIONS

Microsoft 365 Certified: Enterprise Administrator Expert, Certified Web Developer Associate, Software Engineering Master Certification

Salesforce developer resume action verbs

After analyzing over 600,000 resumes, we built a huge library of of action verbs and cross-referenced it with our sample of 423 salesforce developer resumes and job postings to find which action verbs are most commonly used by salesforce developer’s and salesforce developer employers.

The most common action verbs on salesforce developer resumes are: design, code, test, process, and create.

The most common action verbs on salesforce developer job postings are: develop, build, report, implement, and lead.

Other action verbs for salesforce developer resumes: 

  • Review
  • Manage
  • Document
  • Engineer
  • Track
  • Improve
  • Program
  • Perform
  • Built
  • Run
  • Review
  • Manage
  • Document
  • Engineer
  • Track

Full salesforce developer resume example

We created a couple complete salesforce developer resume examples to help you see how all this fits together. Yours can be better than this. This is just a basic illustration. 

To see “perfect” examples, check out our showcase of resume examples.

Salesforce developer resume example

Chris Morris
Salesforce Developer

3161 Coburn Hollow Road, Washington, IL


Experience in implementation & Integration experience on Salesforce.com using Apex Language (Classes, Controllers & Triggers), Apex Scheduler, Batch Apex, Apex Class & Apex Web Service, Visualforce Pages, Custom Tabs, Analytic Snapshots and Dashboards.


WORK EXPERIENCE

Sr. Associate Salesforce Developer

Storm Solutions, 2020-2022

Responsibilities

  • Developed enterprise level lightning applications using various technologies like lightning design systems, lightning app builder
  • Implemented customization based on the business requirements.
  • Created relationship between the objects using SchemaBuilder.
  • Import and export data using dataLoader as part of the customization.

Associate Salesforce Developer

Storm Solutions, 2015-2022

Responsibilities

  • Migrated Salesforce Classic applications to Lightning Experience for rich user interface and better User Experience with the application.
  • Retrieved data from on premise Database using Rest API’s and displayed within the lightning component.
  • Created multiple lightning components, added CSS and design parameters that makes the lightning component look and feel better.
  • Updated the APEX Controller and Helper functions regularly making the Component Context Aware as per business requirement.

Salesforce Developer Intern

Quad Goals, 2009-2016

Responsibilities

  • Interacted with various business user groups for gathering the requirements for Salesforce implementation and documented the Business and Software Requirements.
  • Replaced all the JavaScript buttons with Quick Actions or Lightning Components in Lightning.
  • Built reusable UI components and pages with Lightning component framework.
  • Wrote triggers to process incoming service e-mail requests from customers to automatically create new case records.

CERTIFICATIONS

MTA: HTML5 Application Development Fundamentals

Microsoft Corporation, 2020

MTA: Database Fundamentals

Microsoft Corporation, 2015


SKILLS

JavaScript | data modeling | jquery | analytical skills | analytical skills | html5 | salesforce object query language


EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science

Mt. Diablo Adult Education, 2020

Associate of Arts

Universal Technical Institute of Arizona Inc, 2015

What experts say about salesforce developer resumes

Before we wrap it up, we want to leave you with some advice from other experts we admire.

“Your contact details can be a great place to put social links so put you know perhaps your twitter if you use it for professional reasons or you could put a link to a blog if you have one but importantly here is hyperlink don’t just copy in a url onto your cv you want to be hyperlinking things instead it looks much smarter and much more professional” – Craft Your Salesforce Resume: How to Stand out in the Ecosystem


” Your resume is your billboard to a potential employer and if you think about what you want to be able to portray you have to be concise and accurate.” – How to build an amazing resume to get a job as a Salesforce professional with Christopher A. Hopper


” Your education should also not be the first thing somebody sees. Your degree is not a voucher to anything anymore. You need more. Employers are looking for more.” – Resume Tips: 3 Steps to a Perfect Resume

Want help with your salesforce developer resume?

Thank you for reading our guide! We hope you’ve learned a thing or two about how to make a good salesforce developer resume. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out.

Methodology

In addition to our own expertise as professional resume consultants, for every resume guide we write, we curate dozens of recent job postings and resumes to make sure all our recommendations align with current trends for each specific industry and career path. Learn more about our methodology here. 

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Michelle Reed | Sr. Resume Advisor

Michelle Reed | Sr. Resume Advisor

Michelle has worked in recruiting & HR for 10 years and has taught resume writing at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. She has helped build teams at two large startups (Wyzant and, currently, Brilliant) in the last decade, which means she views hundreds of resumes per day. Michelle guides our overall resume value system, ensuring our recommendations are high-quality and effective in the current job market.

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