When it’s time to know
There will come a point when you need more information to ensure that you are making the best decisions for your career, but when is the time right? In this market, when companies are busy and still understaffed, six to nine months seems to be the magic number. Much earlier than that, and it could be perceived as premature.
Schedule time and talk with your supervisor about your future. Be well prepared for the meeting and share examples of how you have added value during your contract assignment. Say that you would like to work for the organization; you are not quite getting down on bended knee, but it is your proposal for permanent work. Remind them of how good the last few months have been – and pop the question – “Is there an opportunity for me to join this company and if so, what do I need to do to earn the role?” The answer will be yes, not right now, or no.