The first couple months at a new agency are often quite challenging. You find yourself adjusting to company culture and a different work environment all while focusing on reaching your potential as PR professional! Luckily, the people and resources at Konnect PR provide everything you need to succeed. Here are three lessons I’ve learned during my first two months on the job:
Learn from you mistakes – We’ve all heard this a million times throughout our lives but I’ve found that it is especially applicable in the world of public relations. You may make a typo in a pitch or stumble over your words on the phone – it happens! But the important thing is to be actively aware of these missteps and not to let them happen again. Learn something from each mistake and you will become a stronger professional every day.
Don’t be timid – My managers at Konnect are huge advocates of trying new things. If you have a unique idea for a pitch angle but are unsure if it’ll work – try it! I’ve learned that pushing yourself a little out of your comfort zone is how you gain new skills and become the best you can be.
Stay eager! Keep an open mind and remember that there is always more to learn. I have found that this mentality allows me to constantly seek ways to become better. Ask for criticism and advice when needed and know that it some of your goals make take time to reach.
The positive and inspiring environment at Konnect PR is contagious. Whether you are starting as an assistant or an account executive, there are always things to learn and ways to be better. Just stay motivated and inspired!