Four tips for opening new career opportunities with Microsoft business applications
Published Jun 29 2023 09:00 AM 29K Views

As the need for digital transformation becomes increasingly evident, organizations are looking for technical talent to develop new lines of business applications as well as integrate and extend existing applications seamlessly through intelligent business solutions. The most successful are those who proactively adapt to this new digital transformation trend and seek out ways to improve.


Microsoft continues to invest in resources aimed at cultivating talent in business applications–areas such as Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Power Platform. The goal is to support job seekers at all skill levels as they pursue career advancement in a variety of industries and disciplines.


Interested in pursuing a career path to build modern, intelligent, and integrated business applications? We've compiled a list of tips to help you explore upskilling that can help open a wealth of opportunities to advance your career with Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Power Platform.


Tip #1: Explore career paths in business applications

A great place to start is by looking at what’s out there.


There are literally thousands of job listings seeking talent with Dynamics 365 and Power Platform technical skills, and not all jobs are just about engineering and development. There are data analysts, solution architects, functional consultants, and developers.


Spending time researching roles in business applications may open a world of possibilities you didn’t know were there—average salary, day-to-day job requirements, etc. The key is to find something that resonates with you.


Tip #2: Get prepared for your next job with new skills

Microsoft provides a wealth of learning resources to support those who are seeking career advancement. From on-demand, online training, to instructor-led and semi-live training events, these modalities enable you to skill up anywhere, anytime and at your own pace.


There is a treasure trove of educational materials waiting for those who seek it out. The first step is to identify where you are on your learning journey to help to shape your path.


Understand your learning goals

A beginner who is just starting to learn about business applications will have a very different learning goal compared to a seasoned technical professional. Regardless of where you are on your learning journey, there are resources available.


Pick your path

Start by choosing the product area that piques your interest. Then you can filter by specific job roles to see how business applications educational resources apply to that job. Learn with the style that best suits you through different training modalities: self-paced online or instructor-led training.


Tip #3: Land that new job or promotion with official certifications

An official Microsoft Certification on your resume can make a difference as you pursue career advancement. Use your certification credential to build practical workplace skills for in-demand jobs and gain an edge in the labor market.  


Tip #4: Connect with Microsoft customers and partners looking to hire people with Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Power Platform skills

Our employability program, Microsoft Learn Career Connected, can help you get the technical skills you need, meet the employers that are hiring, and get the job you want.  By joining the program’s dedicated LinkedIn group, you can expand your horizons, get skilled up, and gain an edge in employability.


Onward and upward

Whether you’re looking for a new opportunity or to land a promotion, Microsoft can help you upskill to be ready for your next big move. Check out our infographic to learn how to get started with your learning journey in Dynamics 365 and Power Platform.




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