By Anna Silverman
Returning to Work
Returning back to the workforce as a military spouse and after a two-year break as a stay-at-home mom, was quite intimidating. I did not know what to expect or if anyone would take a chance on me. Fast forward 30 days and I’m now working at Clicksuasion Labs with a group of amazing people at a company that is so creative and forward thinking. Here’s my story.
Everyone has first-day jitters when starting anywhere new. I wanted to make a good first impression because let’s be honest, first impressions are everything. When I walked into the office I was fifteen minutes early, but I was in the parking lot much earlier. I arrived ready to tackle the day, nerves and all, but immediately the team greeted me warmly. My desk, to my surprise, had an assortment of amazing welcome gifts from coffee mugs to cupcakes to books. Never have I ever experienced such a friendly welcoming in a new environment.
Discovering Behavioral Psychology
I’ve never worked for a company that used psychology and the science behind decision-making for marketing and communication. The research is extremely interesting and I feel lucky to be surrounded by it every day. Since working at the Lab, I’ve started thinking differently about why I make decisions. The people that I work with are so brilliant and honestly inspire me. They challenge me to take on tasks that may take me outside of my comfort zone, but they’ve been there to offer support and answer all my questions.
I’m now fully immersed in my day-to-day duties and I can honestly say that I’m learning something new every day. Each person at the Lab has their own unique skills but everybody comes together as a team.
I’m currently in pursuit of my Project Management Professional (PMP) Certificate and so far, the Lab has been a perfect environment to foster growth and expand my experience. My position is administrative assistant; however, there are opportunities in the future to work with clients and gain that project management experience. So, what’s next?
My hope is that I can grow professionally within Clicksuasion Labs. They have welcomed me like family, and they truly want you to succeed. I am extremely fortunate to work at the Lab and am thankful they took a chance on me. I wake up in the morning and am ready to get to work and see what the day has in store. Needless to say, I’m happy we “clicked”.