I’m Lizzie, the newest content creator to join the LikeMind team – here’s a snapshot about how my first month has gone and what I’ve been up to.
It can be nerve-wracking joining a new team, pandemic or no pandemic. Having joined my last role in the midst of the craziness that was 2020, I was excited to join LikeMind Media while the world was gradually returning to some sort of ‘new normal’. I’ve really appreciated being able to head into the office and get to know everyone in person. Don’t get me wrong, digital inductions are great and can get the job done but, as a self-confessed extrovert, I’ve really enjoyed seeing everyone IRL. A coffee in person is just so much better than through a screen.
Having not been in a physical office since March 2020, I started my first day incredibly keen and 20 minutes early. The whole team were so warm and welcoming that, after an hour, I felt like I’d known them all for years. It’s all about the little things when you’re starting a new role in a new company, like when someone offers to make you coffee, shows you around the area or reminds you that it’s okay to have a hundred and one questions.
I left the office with a shiny new MacBook Air and a notebook full of ideas, questions and processes having spent the day setting up everything I needed, researching clients and getting to know the team.
I’ve been at LikeMind as a content creator for about a month now and it’s safe to say that I’m having a great time. It’s been the ideal combination of doing the things I feel confident with, such as social media copy and writing but also trying on some new skill-sets for size, such as creating graphics for the first time.
I can’t quite call myself a graphic designer yet but I’ve been having a great time learning how to create images from scratch and letting my inner artist go wild. I’ve always loved giving briefs to designers who I’ve worked with, so it’s been interesting to learn how it’s done and how much fun you can have with social media graphics.
My role is to work with our clients to create all kinds of content which meet briefs, achieve results and ultimately showcase what our clients do each day. From newsletters and social media copy to landing pages and blog posts, if words are needed then it’s my job to craft them.
The time here is flying by, it didn’t take long for me to be introduced to clients and welcomed into meetings where I had co-created the social media strategy. The first few months in a new role are so important for settling in, establishing yourself and showing off what you can do, and the whole team has been amazing, which has made this process so much easier.
This first month has seen me writing, creating and strategising, all things that I love, and I’m excited to get stuck into what I do best and learning even more about the LikeMind Method.
I’ve really enjoyed my time here at LikeMind so far and am excited for the next few months, which will see me taking on content creation from more clients and helping to plan the annual MarketEd Live event in September. It’s going to be busy and I can’t wait to get stuck in!