Work Experience: Day 1
As a Business Studies AS level student I have long been keen to immerse myself in a working business environment and to put into practice the skills I have learnt during a very theory-based course. As such, I was thrilled when greensplash kindly agreed to let me spend a week at their office, and so far, my first day has been just as exciting and interesting as I had hoped and expected!
I cannot deny that I was slightly nervous to begin with and spent a long time deliberating what to wear and what to take with me. Needless to say that within minutes all my fears soon vanished when I was greeted by the greensplash team. Everyone here has been so friendly, always willing to help and making time to answer my queries; in my eyes, it is the perfect working environment.
I began the day with Jon Ranwell, who explained to me all about greensplash’s past and present projects. Jon discussed the importance of Search Engine Optimization and outlined key concepts, such as Pay Per Click (PPC) and Google Adwords. This brief overview gave me a clear and concise understanding of the business’ core principles, which enabled me to carry out my work with relative ease and confidence throughout the rest of the day.
Shortly after this, one of greensplash’s clients arrived for a meeting, which I was fortunate enough to observe. Considering that I have never seen an actual business meeting, I found it both interesting and engaging, and was grateful for greensplash and their client for allowing me to do so.
Following on from the meeting, another member of the greensplash team, Matt Perry, further discussed the importance of greensplash’s social media, especially in terms of their marketing. He told me that greensplash aim to update their Twitter feed regularly throughout the day and showed me the methods used to ensure that there is always interesting content for their followers to view. Matt then allowed me to update and schedule the Twitter feed for the remaining day and I found this hands-on approach to be most effective and efficient. It allowed me to get stuck in straight away, which meant that I began learning new skills from the outset, and was also helpful for greensplash (hopefully, anyway!).
Lunch soon rolled round, which gave me the chance to relax before embarking on my afternoon full of blogging. Matt showed me the basics of WordPress and taught me how to post blogs to greensplash’s website. This knowledge will be extremely useful for the future given the popularity of WordPress and how widely it is used, but will also hold me in good stead for the rest of week since I will be updating blog daily, based on my experience here. And that brings me back round to this blog post! My current task is to finish writing this here at my nice, spacious desk with my comfortable chair (they do treat you well here at greensplash!), before embracing whatever other tasks I am asked to complete.
And that concludes my first blog post for greensplash! I do hope you enjoyed reading it and look forward to the subsequent posts based upon my time here – I know that I am certainly excited for the days ahead!