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The first days at your new community manager job can be overwhelming. There is a lot of information to absorb and not a lot of time to absorb it. How do you make the most out of your first few days on the job and the training provided by your new company? If you want to excel and showcase your skills to your new employer, what can you do during training to make the most of it? Here are some tips to start out right.

Buddy Up

Learning is sometimes easier to do in groups. This is why study groups are popular in school. When you learn together, you are more likely to retain information. And if you don’t, someone else will remember the answer.

This also gives you an ally throughout your career. This is someone who had the same experience starting when you started. Even if you end up at different locations, you can become your own accountability group that can last long into the future.

Go Above and Beyond

Yes, training is about showing you the ropes of your new position, but it is about so much more. You will also learn about the company culture, the values, and what they expect from their team.

Don’t be afraid to try new things in training. That’s exactly what training is for. Show your trainers and managers that you have initiative and are willing to go above and beyond not just while you’re learning but also for your community.

Ask Questions

Use this time as an opportunity to clear up anything you don’t understand. We are often so conditioned to stay quiet and not ask questions for a fear of looking stupid, but shake that off. This is exactly the time you should be asking questions.

Your trainers will be much happier if you’re asking questions for clarification during this process rather than assuming you can handle something in the field. Be thoughtful about your questions and write down the important takeaways from the answers.

Jump In

We are also conditioned to hang back and not put ourselves in the middle of stressful situations. In training, this translates to not volunteering when asked to participate. But volunteering is exactly the way you can set yourself apart from everyone else.

When the trainer asks for volunteers for an activity, demonstration or role-playing opportunity, raise your hand. Let them know that you’re not afraid to get right in there. It’s okay if you don’t know how to do it, that’s what training is for.

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