Starting my first full time job straight out of college was tough, especially during the pandemic/lockdown, but once I was hired and started training, I quickly realized how supportive this team was. I knew that as long as I worked hard and stayed consistent each day, they would have a vested interest in watching me become successful personally and financially. The best part about working at Tillman Infrastructure is how open minded the company is - I constantly see processes and procedures updated. This shows me how willing upper management is to hearing new ideas and adapt to more efficient methods when presented. Each day I look forward to solving problems with my team, finding ways to improve the company as a whole and learning more about the telecommunication industry as it grows more each day.
What I wish was different
I wish I had been able to start this position before the pandemic as it was a challenge to not only learn the role and it's responsibilities, but adapt to a fully remote work schedule - something I had never done before. Thankfully, the current employees were nothing but accommodative and always came to my aid at a moments notice. Although I had my growing pains, Tillman Infrastructure and my managers made sure to work with me personally to ensure that I never fell behind and was always caught up to speed.
I would say that working at a new company in the telecommunication industry requires one to be hard working, self-motivated, a critical thinker, and most importantly - be proactive. For instance, you have to be confident in your ability to not only tackle problems, but figure out how to solve new ones. Not every problem has a standard solution, and the reality is that most of these problems were not taught in school so it is up to you to leverage the strength of your team and network to find the optimal solution.