My First Week as a Full-Time Affectoite
Now, I’m not new to Affecto, but I am new to the full-time working world and in some ways recruitment too. After living the student life here in Sheffield for three years, I wasn’t sure I was ready for the change; the early mornings and long days. This being said, after my first week at Affecto I realised I was wrong.
I have been working at Affecto part-time for the past two and a half years mainly aiding the marketing team, and dipping in and out of the recruitment side when necessary. My first full week here was all about orientation, and getting to grips with the systems again, the terminology and what’s expected of me. This week has definitely thrown me deep into the recruitment side of Affecto, and (if I’m being completely honest), I didn’t think I’d enjoy it as much as I have. My first week as a Delivery Consultant has given me a buzz for recruitment which I’m hoping will continue to grow in the future as I learn more.
Affecto’s culture has been something I have always loved about the company, and this week has been no exception. Seeing the team again after a few months away and getting acquainted with the new members by going out for lunch and a pint in one of Kelham Island’s many amazing pubs has been great. I even got to celebrate my first birthday at work on Friday, with some wonderful gifts (with a special mention to my new office mug - F.R.I.E.N.D.S themed, of course) and lunch with everyone.
I know this is just the beginning, but I’ve come out of this first week with a lot of hope and excitement for my time at Affecto. A book by Susan Jeffers is titled ‘‘Feel the fear and do it anyway’. This is definitely a motto I have taken with me through this week, and one I’ll always carry with me.
Oh, and I’m starting to get the hang of the longer days, but I think it’s gonna take a little longer than a week to get used to the early starts.