Snacks and Bants: Charlotte's First Day

Submitted by dayna.springer… on Wed, 04/09/2019
Charlotte's first day

September has rolled around and brought with it a change in season, and a return to routine for many of my friends and family. For me, September has also brought a new job! 

Before starting at Christian Jobs, I was excited to meet the whole team and getting the ball rolling in my new role. I've been most excited about working for a Christian organisation as it’s a new experience for me. I’m really looking forward to taking on the challenge of ‘Connecting work with worship’ - the company tagline - for myself. 

It’s funny reflecting back on the excitement of ‘new job jitters’ once you’ve been in the role for a while. I enjoy not knowing exactly what to expect and anticipating what the day and the job will bring. 

That said, I did have a few expectations. My new colleagues should be pleased to know that having met them all and chatting through what they do and how our roles connect, I’m still very excited to be working with them. I’m a firm believer that if you can get on with the people you work with then your day to day life is much more enjoyable - and they are a great bunch, so I’m a winner! As fun as it is to get the ball rolling, I did, of course, expect to go through procedures and protocols. There was indeed the hefty, very informative, important but not the most gripping read of the Employee Handbook.  I am now all clued up on the regulations and policies and can dive into some training. 

Learning how the company operates and the systems they use has been really interesting. I was able to sit in on a meeting with a client today which was really insightful. The experience was made better as a deal was secured, so I got to see how a successful meeting goes. I did a lot of smiling and note-taking whilst I watched Mark do all the work. That said, I can say that technically, 100% of the meetings I’ve been in have turned into a sale, which is pretty impressive right? 

Jokes aside, it's exciting to look towards holding meetings with clients and making positive connections with people. I've got to know the people I’ll be working with which is so great and now I get to reflect and write about my first day.  

It is really cool to be given the space to reflect. It feels like what I say matters to the people I work with and that makes me feel really valued. 

There is so much to looking forward to. Sinking my teeth into the role, connecting with different people and companies, and getting the banter flowing with the team. One thing to highlight is the steady stream of snacks there has been throughout the day, and they saved me some cake from yesterday! If there is one thing I know, it’s that colleagues that save you a snack are colleagues that have your back.