My Social Media Work-Experience
When I was told I’d be doing work experience at an award-winning social marketing firm I wasn’t just scared, I was terrified. I had no idea if I had the skills or qualities EngageHub would be looking for. I asked far too many questions at the interview but happily, Ray answered every single one. All I could have asked for was the ability to leave feeling prepared and thankfully that’s exactly how I was.
My first day was probably the only bad one I’ve had. I accidentally left the tags on my clothing (everyone saw), went to the wrong place for lunch and ended up paying £8 for a sandwich. I didn’t speak very much either and all I could think about was if I had fluff on my jeans or not.
I’m glad I started to gain my voice in the workplace. I learnt a lot about engagement techniques, styles of voice and how to code key phrases into different engagement software. In the first week, I managed four different companies’ social media accounts, got a lot of engagement in and lots of replies. Result!
Don’t get me wrong, there was a lot to learn. At times I wasn’t sure what the heck I was going to do next but that was what made engagement fun. Not knowing who I would talk to next, what the next trend would be, it all changes minute to minute and day to day. Starting off with Engagement gave me a great opportunity to understand the basis of everything Social-Media-Marketing. I was very fortunate in that the person who was teaching me was patient and really knew his stuff.
In the following weeks, I started to learn about more aspects of Social Media Marketing. I gained an understanding of things I didn’t know existed. Charly and I managed to create some oddly interesting influencer databases and complete engagement, Matt Bramford helped me to create graphics, and Jordan taught me how to write blogs and do even more engagement. I contacted influencers and even worked on case study decks, all of which are big achievements for me.
As much work as there is here, there’s a lot of fun too. Work parties, our office dog, Harry, and the number of ideas that are constantly bouncing around the room are just some of the things I didn’t expect but love 100%.
I know the future is always a mystery but my future with EngageHub is one mystery I’m really looking forward to.