Tips for getting started as a first-time content manager
Starting out as a content manager at a company is super exciting. You get to roll up your sleeves and build a new role that (likely) no one before you has held before! You also are looked to as a one-in-a-million specialist, because (once again) no one like you has existed at the company before! On the other hand... Well, um... you're taking over a role that didn't exist before you, and no one has the same skill sets or focus areas as you do, because you're one-in-a-million. See, that's the tricky thing about getting started as a content manager for the first time at a company. Especially if you're a first-time content manager being hired by a company that is hiring a content manager for the first time. 🔎 Related: 3 lessons from my first 90 days as a B2B content manager The same things that make it exciting and fresh are the same things that can make it feel daunting and sometimes isolating. If this sounds like you, don't panic. John and I have both been in your shoes. We know exactly how you're feeling. We've felt the stresses. We've had to build our own processes, we've had to go out there and make our own way, while also having to prove our worth by producing and getting results. So, that's what this episode is all about. How to set yourself up for success in the best way possible as a first-time content manager. We share our first-hand experiences, a few lessons learned the hard way, our favorite tips for laying a strong foundation for your content management career, and much, much more. Enjoy!