The beginning of Andrada’s journey from class to agency
Freshly graduated from Journalism and at my almost 22 years old, I wasn’t sure if taking a master was the best option for me. There was a question running constantly through my head: “Do I really have to apply?” Truth to be told, I decided that this is the right thing to do, so I went for a Major @University Of Bucharest. At that time it was just about me and my hard choices – baby steps to my career.
Phase I – As my friends went for the same specialty, I decided I want a new challenge in my life, so I chose PR.
Phase II – I took several internships, and I’ve learned a lot of things, but something was missing. Meanwhile, early in autumn, I applied for a job at Nomade Communication. A few days later I was already interviewed.
THE INTERVIEW EXPERIENCE
It was 9 a.m. on a Tuesday when I had the interview. How stressed I was at that time …but the interview went well. I felt right away the chemistry between me and the Nomade team, and the time just flown by. I almost forgot that I had never seen Mihaela and Adriana before, and I was already fascinated by what they said we could do together. (When I left the interview I felt like Olaf in Frozen, you know what I’m talking about, right?)
Phase III -So, December caught me at Nomade where I had the most beautiful month (with a lot of candies on my desk). I received fun and challenging tasks. We had demanding days, and days that allowed me to do more research, but with every moment I felt richer. I knew from the interview that this was the place where I could learn a lot of things.
Confesion: Initially, I was shy and fearful, but they made sure that all those negative feelings would be a thing of the past. And so began my first days at Nomade. The first two days were exciting and full of new interesting stuff. On the 3r day, Mihaela challenged me to write an article. I was so very stressed and thinking: How am I supposed to write an article at this early stage?!? I did not know how to start or finish. Funny, right? At that moment, it didn’t feel like it. I think the fear of failure is always the biggest, and most of the time we fear even if we have no reason.
Keep that in mind.
They explained the steps to be followed and the days of research were the ones that helped me the most.
How I managed to get over mountains of emotions on the first week? That was hard, I’m not gonna lie.
I wanted to be as good as they are. Regarding the first article written here, although I did not know anything about the subject, I said: Andrada, this text must be a successful one. Show them what I know you can do. Said and done. I think that my little success was due to my self-critical spirit and the fact that I wanted to do the best I could. Mihaela kept telling me: „It’s no problem if it doesn’t come out the right way from your first try. Practice makes perfect.”
What I learned here was to enjoy even the small victories, but also that fear can be blamed if we focus on what we want to build and if we are open to new. I think that the secret is to try to become the best version of ourselves and I worked for it every day. Even if it sounds cliché, it’s true.
If I should describe in three words the Nomade team, I would say:
Positivism– there’s a warm and pleasant atmosphere in the office, and that’s important when you are working.
Professionalism– in this month I learned that we always have to deliver quality content to our clients and that the deadline is holly, as Adriana says.
Another word I’ve been thinking about is Implication – in all activities from A to Z.
Fact: *I love the logo’s colors, especially the orangish one because I automatically think of mustard. I adore mustard.
The days in the Nomade’s office begin and end very quickly. I can not believe I really worked for all this time. When I started the holiday, even though I loved every moment of it, I missed working, and I think that this is the sign that tells you that you are on the right path. In this period, they took great care of me and made sure I’ll feel part of the team.
Some tips which I have received, and which I want to pay it forward: be curious and helpful, ask questions when you have a doubt, make sure you learn new things every day and accept every challenge. Be aware of all the events in the field and get involved. I think all we need to do is to want to become better every day.
That’s all from me,