My First Week at iProspect

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.

I got the job!

Apologies, I’ve realised that I’ve neglected this blog over the last couple of weeks in all the excitement – however, I have got a (fairly-decent) excuse. In the prior post you may have read that I had a job interview with iProspect for a SEO Analyst role. I’m pleased to announce that after one more interview, an excel test and a meeting with one of the members of the iProspect board. The position was offered to me, and I willingly accepted it.

Sadly, this means that my time working at Neil’s has come to an end, and this is infact my last day working face to face with Neil, Dan, Nicola and Niklas. I start working at iProspect on Wednesday, and can’t wait to get cracking. During the brief time spent interning at Neil’s it’s clear to me that it has been been one of the greatest learning experiences of my life, I’ve enjoyed every moment of it and would do it again with a drop of a hat.

I’d liked to extend my thanks to the whole team at Neil’s Recruitment. Firstly for taking me on, sticking with me throughout and feeding me in to this position at iProspect. While I’m leaving the office space at Neil’s, I will be still updating my blog regularly for those who are interested to what working in the Digital Media, and more specifically the SEO industry is really like.

New Year, New Beginnings

It’s my first week of 2013 with Neil’s Recruitment Company and already I’ve been surprised by the news of a job interview today with iProspect. Keen readers of my blog may remember that I visited iProspect HQ last year to get a taste of how digital agencies operate. I loved it – the office atmosphere was great, the people were friendly & helpful and it was somewhere I could picture myself working whenever the time came.

Since starting working in the digital marketing industry, as well as progressing in my Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing, I’ve begun to realise that I really enjoy both the on and off-site practices of SEO, social and creating content. Over the last few weeks I’ve toyed with the idea of possibly moving into this niche after I’ve finished my time at Neil’s Recruitment – and begun to hone my skills in these particular areas.

As it happened an entry-level SEO Analyst position became available at said iProspect and Neil asked if I wanted to go forward for it. Obviously I jumped at the chance, and it was penned in the diary. A few hours later I met with Adrian, an SEO Analyst that works for iProspect to get a better feel for what to expect. I got a great feel of what it was like to work for them and all the questions I had were answered fully and in great detail by Adrian, many thanks to him.

This meeting mixed with preparation has helped me to be able to walk into iProspect ready and feeling confident. The interview is a 3pm today so wish me luck, and keep your eyes peeled on here if you want to learn how it went.