Please sir, can I get on board full-time?
July 21, 2011 10:52 AM Subscribe
How can I make myself indispensable at a new job?
posted by anonymous to work & money (8 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
I'm a budding UX designer (been in the game for about 2 years) and recently landed a contract position at a small branding company. Initially I was only going to be here for a month, but now my contract has been extended "indefinitely"... not quite sure what that means, but I'm treating each day at work as though it's my last. In the meantime, I've been making efforts to get to know the people I work with, which is hard for me as a shy, introverted person, but I think I'm getting used to it. I'm also trying to not let my anxiety show over the other shoe dropping at any time.
Apparently there's a possibility of getting on board full-time. How can I prove my worth, even though I'm not a rockstar, super-senior designer? Ideally I'd be learning with another UXer here, but I'm the only one at the company, and there's no real UX design process set up here (one of the reasons why I was hired to begin with.) What can I do on my off hours that will improve my job performance? Of course I'm still keeping an eye out on job postings, but I really like this place and want to stay!