2020 is a weird year full of changes, adjustments and compromises; one of which includes finding a virtual way to onboard and train new employees. Since May, I’ve been trying to learn the in’s and out’s of paid search while also becoming the specialist PCG is proud to have hired. In this blog, we are going to discuss some helpful training tips that will help you become the best version of yourself as a new employee.

Communication is Key

Asking questions is always important but being virtual it is even more crucial to your training process. Set up phone calls, screen sharing video calls and messages with your team members. It is okay to be unsure about something. It’s always better to ask than to guess and be wrong. 

That being said, screen sharing over a video call has by far been the most beneficial. Typically when learning something new, I would watch the screen of the person showing me. They would go through and explain each step they were taking and why. As they were doing so I would take notes and stop them if there was ever a point I was confused. Then, after going through each step they would then watch me do it on my screen. Take your time, follow your notes, and understand why you’re doing what it is you’re doing. 

Lastly, when it does come time to do these things on your own, it is always good to have your boss or teammates check your work; especially because you’re still new and learning. After posting something, tell someone what you did how you did it and if they could see it on their end. It is always good to have a safety net to ensure the clients are receiving the best service behind the scenes. 

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Prioritize your Tasks

There are going to be days where you have a million things thrown at you at once. You obviously want to get everything done but you also want to turn in quality work. Decide and talk with your boss what things need to be done ahead of others. Utilize your calendar, and create tasks and times for you to get your tasks done in a timely and organized manner. This way, your overwhelming amount of tasks is laid out concisely. While checking off boxes of things you’ve completed, go over it with your boss to make sure it is what they’re looking for.

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Scheduling 

Being home can cause a lot of distractions and a lack of motivation. To avoid this, schedule your days as if you were in the office. What are you going to tackle first? What do you need to get done before lunch? What do you need to get done before the end of the day? Do you feel like your day is fulfilled? This can coincide with prioritizing your tasks throughout the days/weeks. 

Starting and training for a new job and/or position is challenging; let alone doing it remotely. Following these tips will ensure that you are ready for your new remote role! To learn more about Digital Marketing, check out how PCG can help!

jessica smith

Jessca Smith is an SEM Paid Search Specialist at PCG Digital. When she's not in Google Ads, you can find her entrenched in mysteries/ history documentaries, riding her bike to the beach, trying new sushi rolls, and laughing with friends; not necessarily in that order.

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