Currently, I am working as a third party contractor to a client in the financial services industry. In approximately 2 months, my contract ends. I enjoy my responsibilities, my coworkers and have a great relationship with my manager. My manager is pleased with my performance and has in the past stated that he wants to work with me "in the long term" at the end of the contract term. He also mentioned that full term employment is the ultimate goal for this position. Other coworkers reported that I work well within the team and my manager seems to agree that I appear to be a good fit for a long term hire. Evidence that I observed:
- Assigning me with more responsibility and projects
- Willingly introduces me to more and higher levels members of the organization
- Keeps me updated on the happenings of the greater organization
Having said the above, my current manager who interviewed me did say at the time of the interview that company finances are tight and he might be restricted from FT hiring for the foreseeable future. No specific timeframe was mentioned.
How can I initiate a discussion with my manager, showing my strong interest to transition to a FT employee without appearing arrogant or presumptuous and also bearing in mind the company's budget constraints?