This article was originally published on PR Daily in March 2016.
Starting a career is scary, exciting and unfamiliar.
You may have come straight out of college, decided on a career change or just landed your first real job. In any case, the first week in a new job can be
I would recommend a few small tasks for marketing newbies. They won’t turn you into a marketing genius overnight, but they might just impress your
colleagues and help you to settle into the company and your new role.
1. Change your LinkedIn presence.
If you haven’t done so already, update your LinkedIn profile to announce your new role. Make sure you are following your new company, and start “liking”
and sharing company content.
2. Study the company structure, and start learning names.
The easiest way to learn names is to look at the company’s organizational chart. You can see the departmental structures, and because teams generally sit
together, you can figure out where to find people in particular roles.
3. Make sure you are set up with a company email signature and business cards.
As a marketer, you represent your company, so you must use consistent branding throughout your communications.
Make sure your email signature has the correct details. If not, use your newfound knowledge to find the person who can help you. Business cards might seem
premature, but you don’t want to be caught off guard if you have to attend a meeting or outside event.
4. Set up your Chrome bookmarks.
In your first week you are likely to have a bit of downtime, affording you a chance to set up your computer. I highly recommend heading to Chrome and
creating bookmark folders that might include: