A couple of months ago, I decided that it was time for a change and made the huge decision that after four years it was time to leave my flat, friends and job in London and move back to the countryside and closer to family.
I studied Fashion Promotion at University and, after accidentally falling into PR whilst interning, have worked at Fashion PR agencies since graduating. Coming from a PR background and having always loved the outdoors and exercise, I was fairly certain that Spring PR was going to be the perfect fit for me and after meeting Stephanie and the team I knew that I was going to enjoy working here.
I love running and yoga (although, since running the 2019 London Marathon in April not a lot of running has taken place!!) I also love baking (and eating), travelling to new places, photography and a good dog walk. My favourite place to go for a good ramble has to be around picturesque Bradford-on-Avon and Avoncliff – especially if it includes a mid-walk stop at The Cross Guns riverside pub for a plate of cheesy chips.
At first, I’ll be working across all brands at Spring PR which really gives me the opportunity to get involved and ensures that my days will always be varied (and busy I’m sure). After starting at Spring PR last week, I really can’t wait to get stuck in. It also helps that my first day just so happened to be cake day, I was definitely not complaining as I was handed a double chocolate cookie at 11 am! I have already added my name to the baking rota and can’t wait to bake some treats for the team – I think I’ll start with one of my favourites, a lemon drizzle cake.
New jobs can be really nerve-wracking until you find your feet, so here are my top three tips;
In any new job, I try and get as organised as I can from the very beginning. I always buy a new diary and notepad to take in with me so that I can jot down any notes and tasks. I also make sure that my e-mails are set up with all of the necessary folders so that I can file e-mails right from the beginning and ensure that my inbox is always organised and manageable.
I always think that creating a good first impression is so important, so I always make sure that I am punctual and presentable – even if that means leaving an extra 15 minutes early in the mornings to ensure I have enough time to get into the office, until I am more familiar with the route.
And finally, ask as many questions as you need to
I always tell myself that no question is a silly question at the beginning of a new role – never be afraid to ask questions when you’re not sure about something, you can’t expect to be an expert in the first couple of weeks!