I forget that it has already been 6 months since I joined Webnetism as a Front-end developer, the time really has flown by. I joined back in December of 2022 so just before the company Christmas party which was a great opportunity to get to know everyone.
Knowing whether you’ll fit in with the team is always a worry for someone joining a new company, but I soon found that everyone here was a friendly face and that there really was no need to worry at all. If I was stuck there was always someone willing to lend a hand.
Overcoming the challenges of a new work environment
I found that one of the biggest challenges for me was getting used to all the new technologies, and approaches to projects. Coming from a very small company working on only a couple of projects it is safe to say that there was a lot to learn. At first, I had a little imposter syndrome, and wasn’t sure if I was up to the task. However, I was encouraged to speak up more if I was struggling or if I ran into any issues, and this has been proven to be extremely valuable to not only me, but also to the team, as I am now more proactive while working on a problem or during meetings.
If you’re new somewhere and feel out of your depth? Don’t worry, ask for help. That problem you have can be solved quicker with some help. A problem shared is a problem halved. The quicker you work through one task the quicker you can move onto the next, and the more tasks you complete the more your confidence grows, and the more you learn.
I have been getting used to and enjoying the new work environment. Hybrid working has been a large boon to working at Webnetism as it saves me time in my day travelling to and from the office. This has made it easier to keep up some good habits like going to the gym or working on personal projects. Speaking of personal development. I have found over my six months working here that I have grown a tremendous amount professionally and personally. I feel much more capable in my ability to problem solve as a developer as well as feeling more confident in the office environment. A benefit of working with great people.
The personal development time we have during the work week has been a key part of that growth. The time to work on gaps in my knowledge as a developer, explore new concepts and technologies has proven to be invaluable and addictive as I have found myself continuing to implement what I learn both at work and while working on my own projects.
I am enjoying the new challenges that come my way each day and I am happy to be a part of a team that has helped me grow tremendously, and it has only been six months.