This week, we’ll be chatting to Harry (Hazza) who joined the Optimising team back in February.
A lot has happened over the last few months but we can definitely say we are stoked to have him a part of the SEO team!
So, when you did you officially join the Optimising team?
I joined Optimising at the start of February this year.
What’s your job title and what kind of work do you do?
I work as a SEO Specialist. This means I help clients optimise their website to rank higher within search results. This requires a key understanding of their business, and making sure that aside from ranking well, that their website delivers the highest value and experience possible to their customers.
What was your first impression of Optimising when you first started?
It was a completely different environment from what I was used to after coming from a larger agency. Here you feel less like you're going to get lost in the crowd. Everyone is friendly and approachable which makes for an awesome work environment overall. There are no egos, and everyone is supportive of each other in doing the best work we can.
Share one positive result/outcome that has come from working remotely?
Working remotely has forced me to become better organised with time management. This has been particularly important throughout my first few months here as I start to work on more clients.
What have been the main challenges as a new employee during COVID-19? How have you learned to overcome them?
The main challenge would be getting up to speed on processes and understanding the dynamic of how Optimising works. Unlike other agencies, here it's very collaborative and inclusive which is awesome; it can seem a bit overwhelming at first, but to get the most out of it you need to get involved in discussions and ask questions frequently.
What’s your favourite thing to do outside of work hours?
Going out for breakfast - there are so many cafes to explore in Melbourne (my fiance and I literally create days around them), and was one of the main reasons to move here from Brisbane.
Name the last movie/show you saw - and how would you rate it?
Currently watching It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia - so far I’d give it a 9/10
Between our team huddles and water-cooler sessions, we'll be catching up with a few more of our talented new additions over the coming few weeks.
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