Iâ€™m happy to reports some good news. Last week I signed an offer letter for a Social Media Specialist position with a local BtoB firm. A strange sense of accomplishment and duty came over me while I read the letter. My mind kept wandering to thoughts of the next few years of my career.
I pictured the office Iâ€™d be working at and what it would feel like to walk through its doors in the morning. I could see myself saying hello to new co-workers as I made my way towards my desk. I imagined logging into my computer, checking emails, and corresponding with account executives and other contacts.
I could see myself knocking on our presidentâ€™s door. My head would gesture towards her with a friendly nod as she talked busily on the phone with one of our clients. In that imagined moment, I felt secure I was a valued contributor to her accomplished account team.
This is a person who, after two or three interviews with me in which she shared the history of her storied career, has decided to invest her resources in my growth and development, for both my benefit and the benefit of her firm. In return, Iâ€™ve agreed to meet (and hopefully exceed) the expectations she has detailed for me in her offer letter.
What an Offer Letter Means to Me
An offer letter may contain phrases like â€œkey accountabilitiesâ€, â€œstrategizing and educatingâ€, or â€œmeasurable success.â€ These objectives, spelled out in the job spec, will guide my day-to-day activities. But at the end of the day, Iâ€™m driven by a sense of responsibility towards my president, towards my new co-workers, and towards our clients to serve as their knowledge bank on social media.
My motivations will be two-fold. One, I have an insane desire at the moment to break ground on social mediaâ€™s BtoB capabilities. Two, I hope to share my passion for social media with my co-workers so that they can be convinced of, and can be able to communicate to others, its limitless potential.
I went by the office again on Friday to meet the director of operations and one of the account executives. We chatted for an hour about ourselves, about the firm and and about its clients. They emailed me a client list that Iâ€™ve read over a few times now.
Nov. 2 will be the first day in a long time that I wake up in the morning, get ready for the day, and join the commute of busy workers heading to their offices. The goal until then: educate myself on all aspect of our clientsâ€™ business. I imagine this week will be filled with research and private brainstorms, and Iâ€™ m even attending a Webinar on the SEO of online news releases from PRWeb later today.
(You can register for that Webinar here. The Webinar is called “Search Engine Optimizing Your Press Release”, and they have dates scheduled throughout the next few weeks.)
I feel a sudden change and sense of urgency. Iâ€™m super-amped to get started and want to take advantage of all this energy before it runs out.Visit Website