Where’s the first month gone?
Having just successfully completed my first full month at Retriever, it can be said that I am now use to the way of the working life, what with all the 6 AM wake ups and early morning rush hour. It’s been one full month of non-stop work and learning for me, and what an exciting time it’s been so far! I can also say that I have definitely learnt a lot about the running’s of Retriever, and the initiative required to be part of such a successful lead generation business.
I was obviously nervous before joining the team, as would any other student be, trying to merge themselves into industry, but I felt right at home on my first day (even though I was dressed as a butler, whilst everyone else was smart/casual). I met the lovely team, and got straight into working. I have helped around all aspects of the business, from working with Senior Account Manager’s, to managing and maintaining the CRM system that is – Callpro. Sure, I’ve made a few mistakes in my time at Retriever so far, but none that I haven’t learnt from – in fact, a great man once said “a person who never made a mistake never tried anything new” – Albert Einstein.
Over the past four weeks I have sent out a countless number of email campaigns, created a monthly report, handled problems that other team members have had and above all, had a great time! All my practises that I have been doing has given me a real valuable insight into the Retriever process and I have felt that I have learnt so much more when compared to a two-hour University lecture.
My advice for anyone looking to join a placement this coming year, I would highly suggest searching for a firm that believes in its employees – I have gained skills and techniques which I know will benefit me later on in life, whether I’m deciding on what ice cream to buy (during the summer the ice-cream van turns up, win-win) or learning complex HTML, it all matters.
Every day so far has been different, which is a great way to keep me on my toes, and be an effective member of the business. I have absolutely loved my first month on the job so far at Retriever, and I cannot wait for what the future holds for me.
For now, enjoy the hot weather while it lasts and if you’re still into the fad, that is, Pokemon GO!