With any job position, there will come a time where you will have a certain task handed to you, and you might not be so experience in doing it. First off, don’t panic! Instead, take it as a learning opportunity that will help you add to your toolbelt of experiences.
Since joining the Chizcomm team I have been given endless opportunities to learn how to become an expert in all things PR and marketing. Being a part of such a diverse and information filled team, I have learnt three ways to succeeding!
Never stop asking questions!
For me, the newest opportunity I have come across is how to pitch media. This particular area wasn’t something I had much experience in, so when I was given the task of pitching I knew exactly what to do. I knew I had to discuss how to pitch with those who have been doing it successfully, have them look over my pitches and give me constructive feedback to carry out my own outreach successfully. By always maintaining a level of passion towards learning can you become the best you can be!
Don’t hesitate to step out of your comfort zone
Sometimes familiar is too hard to leave, but it’s always good to push those boundaries for the sake of new experiences. If there is a task out of your day-to-day responsibilities you think would be beneficial, don’t be afraid to poke around in your spare time. You never know, it might be something you truly enjoy working on!
Always stay engaged
Now this is particularly important if you’re working in a diverse work environment, it’s very useful to always know what’s going on when it comes to your accounts or area of responsibility. Being in the know will help you plan ahead and know how to exactly react if things are to come up out of the blue. Like they say, cats are quick to react, aim to be just as good in your workplace performance!
There’s no way to know how to do everything in the workplace, but it is a good idea to ask those who are to help guide you in the right direction. This way you are gaining valuable information and building stronger connections with those you see on a daily basis.