In 2007, I joined Facebook as a temp. I wasn't tied to a role; I just wanted to work on something that mattered. Over 15 years, I followed interesting problems — from developer comms, to running a small VC fund, to ads, and beyond — and ended up working across Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp as the company grew. (At some point, someone hired me full-time. 😊 )
Thanks for taking the time with a detailed reply. I like that idea and I'll try to take it on. Thanks!
It's absolutely true! I did the same thing when I saw a problem: I just tried to find a solution. It helps me build better trust with my manager, but also in other teams, they see me as someone who has passion to help and solve problems. Currently, they are confident that they can rely on and trust me.
Just started a new job and this resonates! Thanks for sharing this 💪🏾
Thanks Ami, that's great. Can you share some examples of things you got handed?
I'm trying to imagine what my boss does that I can take off his hands as he doesn't do anything that is hands on. It would be running a meeting or a process that he has and would require probably some guidance from his end. I'm.trying to understand how I choose the right task and how to phrase it
Hi Ami, thanks for the tips! Do you have more tips on how to handle taking on new problems when you're already stretched at your core job?
Ami - Thanks for the great ideas and tips, I am planning to implement them in my career!
Fantastic and timely as always! Have had similar “I’m not the expert here” dialogue in my head many times, stopping me from jumping in.