I started my new job 6 months ago and I still unsure what is expected of me. I do random tasks to help senior leads when they need help with their projects but when I ask what role I would be in, I'm told
"I'm sure we'll find something for you"
This a very large financial firm with large clients and from the job description, it looks like I would be actively be involved with clients, infrastructure, data analytic. This is perfect as I have an IT background and felt this would a good fit.
I can go days without anything to do but just sit around (I have brought this up several times during our meetings but I never get an answer).
We had a round of hirings of new associates and they are already working with leads on some of the projects and are actively involved and getting a lot of training and attention (and are more knowledgeable than me).
I have spoken to my manager and my concerns and since she is leaving for another department, doesn't seem to be really concerned about this. We have a new manager coming in couple of months and I'm afraid they will think I have not taken my job seriously and have been slacking off.
How can I tell my manager that I feel I have not gained any skills in the past 6 months without sounding like I was a bad hire? I was recently given a project with no guidance recently and obviously I wouldn't know where to start without the proper training I didn't receive.