Preparing For Your First Day At a Marketing Firm | You have worked hard and landed a new job at a small business marketing firm. Perhaps you’re feeling excited and itching to start your new job. Zeal is a great thing to have when choosing your career path, and there’s no denying it can get you far by helping you follow your dreams. If this isn’t you, then you may be sitting nervously wondering about all the things that could go wrong. There’s nothing to be ashamed of when it comes to feeling anxious before a change. No matter what side of the coin you fall on, here are a few tips to help you be prepared before you walk into your new marketing firm job.
Small business marketing is a serious job, so don’t be late. If you want a chance to be taken seriously and not always be known as the new guy, then show your boss and team you’re reliable by not turning up late. Arrive early and ready to work. Actions will always speak louder than words, and what you do will set a standard of expectation. People notice when you’re on time, they also notice when you’re late.
Not only is it impressive to be early and ready for work, but those few minutes give you a chance to feel less frazzled, have some coffee, and start fully alert. Early risers give their minds a chance to wake up less hurriedly and be completely awake and functioning by work time.
You may have put in a ton of hard work before graduating with your degree, but you still have to earn your seat at the new firm. Don’t be arrogant, be willing to learn from people who’ve done the job longer, and offer ideas without expecting everyone to listen right away. Give people time to get to know you and let yourself grow with the job.
Your boss and co-workers will give you a chance once you’ve been there a while, proved you’re reliable, and kept a positive attitude. No one wants to work with someone who thinks they can burst through the doors and change everything before learning how the job functions. A healthy dose of humility goes a long way.
It’s fairly easy to keep on top of things when you first start a job. You may be excited, and the drive you have to do well is in full force at the beginning. Although that excitement is a great motivator boost, don’t count on it to carry you through every day. After a while, the job will no longer be new, and you will still need to be organized, on time, and fully prepared.
Show up knowing your schedule, what clients you need to meet, any proposal work that should be done, and whatever else it is that falls on your shoulders to handle. Keep track of things on your calendar and in a planner, or even on your phone. There are so many apps available to help you stay on track.
If you want to go above and beyond being prepared, know what’s going on with your co-workers, and lend a hand. If your work is managed and caught up, step in and see what else the office needs help on. There’s nothing better than creating a team atmosphere and helping your office reach goals. Your boss will notice, and your co-workers will appreciate it.
Although these tips seem fairly basic, you can’t go wrong following them. Starting a marketing firm job can be overwhelming or terrifyingly exciting. What’s important is you rise early, show up on time, stay humble, and remember to always be prepared. Be the person that sets a standard of excellence and expectation with your co-workers and boss. If you’re reliable in the job, your clients will notice and respect you. There’s nothing that says good work like a client who only wants to do business with you. Be the person you want to work with, and you’ll only go up from there.