A PR newcomer
As every person looking for that first job knows it is a tiresome and mundane time in life. Although it is a great test of character, it is easy to get swallowed by the cycle and turn into a ball of negativity. The hundreds of application forms I slaved over, that weren’t even acknowledged made me feel very sorry for myself indeed. Every day my dad would tell me: “You only have to be lucky once.” Like anyone giving you advice at this time, it is difficult to see the glass as half full. Now, almost three months into Triggerfish, he was spot on and I can’t help but think just how lucky I am.
In all honesty, I was so nervous in the lead up to this Wednesday morning, understandably a huge milestone for me, marking the first day of my career in the PR industry. All the normal, although perhaps, dramatic thoughts flowing through my head; “What will be expected of me on my first week?” “What will everyone be like?” “What if I can’t do it?” “I hope I prove myself.”
Looking for a needle in a haystack would be the best way to explain the first three days, in familiarising myself with this world. However, four weeks later, I couldn’t believe how much I had already learnt and how far I’d come in such a short period of time. It’s mindboggling to think what my knowledge will be in six months let alone a year. So far, I have tackled AVE’s, written press releases and news stories and used social media in a business context. I have also been to three events, teaching me the skill of getting changed in small spaces and just how quickly I can get ready (travel-sized toiletries are suddenly going to be dominating my shopping lists). My love for to-do lists is completely justified – an absolute must, and ticking has never been more satisfying!
For now, I am embracing the PR assistant role and the opportunity to learn every angle and inch of Triggerfish. Working alongside this vibrant and inspiring bunch is exciting and I love that I already have and will learn something from all of them.
Like all businesses do, the company has gone through a transition period and I hope we can continue growing and embarking on even more exciting projects. On a personal level, I am excited to develop with the company and hope I can bring my individual flair to the team.