Has the bar gotten higher over time?
Or maybe it hasn’t ever changed, and we’re just throwing out more suggestions to try and be helpful.
I think some find success regardless of where the bar is set, while some keep putting a higher bar in place for themselves with the hopes they’ll find it too.
The story of versus…
Get 1 certification versus no, you need multiple.
Getting 50 badges versus no, you need at least 500.
Having 3 months volunteer experience versus no, you need at least 6 (or 9 or 12).
Working for a non-profit versus no, don’t do that, you’ll screw it up.
Showcasing 1 app that you’ve built versus no, you need to showcase 3 or more.
Knowing Flow versus no, you’ll need proficiency in Flow AND Apex.
Putting an hour in a day versus no, at least 2 are needed.
Make 10 new connections a week versus, 20 will be better.
Attend 2 meetups a month versus, 4 will definitely get you there.
Experienced with other CRMs versus no, that experience doesn’t apply to Salesforce.
Having experience in a particular industry versus no, employers don’t care all that much.
Unfortunately, in a world full of suggestions, more confusion and frustration can also be created.