Work Experience: Day 2
Well my second day of work experience here at greensplash has been and gone, and most certainly lived up to the precedent of day one!
Feeling much more confident than yesterday as I approached the office block, I was yet again greeted by the welcoming team at greensplash. Naturally cups of tea were brewed – even by lunchtime yesterday, I had learnt that tea and coffee are not consumed sparingly here – before everyone settled down to embark on their day’s task.
Learning All About Proposals
My day began with Jon Ranwell, who kindly put aside time from his tight schedule to go through the basics of the processes used to draw up proposals for prospective clients. He began by outlining the key principles in drawing up a proposal, before showing me several of greensplash’s past and present proposals and their newly designed proposal template. Jon continued on to show me how greensplash monitor leads and sales. It was a really interesting discussion with Jon and I felt that I learnt an awful lot, and found it thoroughly interesting and enjoyable, especially since I had very limited prior knowledge. As always, Jon answered all my questions, making it an even more beneficial experience for me.
Two Twitter Feeds
Like yesterday, I was also given the task of updating the business’ twitter feed for the day. However, the team at greensplash was keen for me not to repeat exactly the same task as yesterday, so I was also allowed to take charge of the daily tweets of Relish, the local café. This added a new layer to my work because it allowed me to use the methods and processes I had learnt yesterday to search for relevant content for Relish’s twitter feed, which is in complete contrast to the content used for greensplash’s twitter feed. Clearly, having to schedule both businesses’ twitter feed was slightly more challenging than just doing greensplash’s, but I was glad to have been trusted by the team to do both, and also really enjoyed (or should I say ‘relished’?!) the process at the same time.
The Blog Goes Live!
Shortly after lunch, it was time to put yesterday’s blog live! Having dedicated a lot of time to writing the post, this filled me with great excitement, and also involved me having to recall my lesson with Matt from the previous day on how to use WordPress. This was the perfect way to test how much I had remembered, and fortunately, for me and the team at greensplash, I encountered minimal problems, all of which were easily solved by a member of the greensplash team. I was able to insert the text and featured image, before previewing the blog post and uploading it to the greensplash website. Being able to complete the vast majority of this process myself illustrated how well I had been taught and how much I had remembered, which made the concept of posting a blog post written by me even more exciting!
Having put the first blog live, I commenced the writing of this particular blog post. I am really enjoying the process of writing these posts and find them a great way to reflect upon the day and what I have learnt, and do hope that you are enjoying reading them too!