The first and most obviously notable thing that I learned is – nobody knows what in the hell I do for a living! When I tell people that I got a job as a social media developer, they look at me with a big smile – showing that they are happy and supportive – then they say, as nicely as possible “Oh, social media… what is that?” I’ve found the quickest and most direct answer is to tell people I Twitter for a living. That’s the moment when the OOOHH of clarity comes out, and they are truly happy for me.
The next thing that I have come to learn is, when doing the social media for others, that first week, is all about doing your homework. I was assigned my first product .
Lastly, I learned that my job ABSOLUTELY. KICKS. ASS!
I mean seriously, who else can spend her workday connecting to the world in such a fun manner. Did anyone here just notice the fact that I just used the words “Work” and “fun” together??? I get to learn and teach and connect all at the same time. I still feel weird that I go into work in the morning and the first 2 thing I do are check my email and log into my Hootsuite dashboard! Anyplace else I’d be looking over my shoulder waiting to get yelled at for being on Facebook – but now… I’m writing Facebook strategy, and contemplating my very first vlog post.
So what did I learn in my first week? I learned when you find a career path you love and enjoy what you do – a little hard work just makes it better!
Thanks Tommy for suggesting my headline, I need to get lots of blogging in, so please everybody, send me a headline title and let’s work on my blog skills!