Wednesday last week was my first day of a new job for me. For those of you who haven’t been reading Mike’s blog; mid-January I landed a SEO Analyst position at iProspect. 7 days in and everything is still very new to me, but I’m starting to feel like I’m getting to get to grips with what my responsibilities entail & beginning to get comfortable.
I’m part of the SEO team working over a wide-range of industries; spanning everything from insurance, broadband, holidays and mobile networks. At the moment my position is more of a support role and doesn’t consist of direct interaction with clients. The kind of work I’ve been tasked so far has been a mixture of; keyword research, blogger outreach, weekly/ monthly analytical reports for clients and a little back-link analysis (most of which has quite a bit of Excel to it). At first the spectrum of the different types of responsibilities was daunting; but I feel I got up to speed with most things after the first couple of days.
As I mentioned earlier, after a week I feel like I’m settling in. The office is in Covent Garden and has a great atmosphere to it; everyone is friendly & helpful, introducing themselves if we (me being one of the ‘new guys’) haven’t been introduced. The workspace isn’t too corporate and you are encouraged to dress fairly casually, but still retains its’ professionalism and everyone works hard.
Overall the first week of iProspect has been a great learning experience. I’m only starting to realise how much I thought I knew, and how much there is in practice. Really looking forward to what else there is to come – like yesterday. I nipped out of the office to grab a spot of lunch and spotted FIFA 13 on the big screen. Perfect.