I always loved writing. It didn’t matter what I wrote as long as it was something I could put down on paper. And so naturally I thought I would love content writing as well. But, the thing is it seemed like content writing didn’t love me, and I thought that I would never be a good content writer. On top of this as a recent university graduate, the 9 to 5 work dynamic seemed so difficult I was convinced I was doomed to fail in any attempts at a career.
So, I was very hesitant before applying for the content writer internship at NextSEO as my confidence levels were very low and my anxiety levels were pretty high. The only thing that pushed me to apply for the internship was the fact that I heard great things about the company, and I thought that if so many people have nice things to say about them then it must be a nice place to work at. But, still, I wasn’t expecting anything, and I started this process with a “what’s the worst thing that could happen” attitude.
Now, a couple of months later, I’m still surprised when I remember that instead of the worst, the best thing happened. At NextSEO, I found an incredible company with an amazingly supportive staff that completely changed my mindset about what it means to be good at your job. I had this misconception that as an intern, I can’t afford to make any mistakes and I was terrified the first month there, but this was quickly debunked as I saw that mistakes were more than welcomed here and, in fact, I was taught that it was the only way I could improve.
From the very first day I felt welcomed and every time I have questions someone is there to answer them. Now, I can even say I’m a pretty decent content writer (confidence slightly higher and anxiety way lowered!). In the end, this internship is an incredible opportunity, not only for those who love content writing and SEO but also for those who want to work in a peaceful, supportive, and always-improving environment.
Uratë Çabra graduated from the English Language and Literature Department of the University of Prishtina in February 2021. That same month, she joined NextSEO as a Content Writing Intern and is now fully employed as a Content Writer.