On saying yes

A big part of success is showing up.

Big Sur, CA
Big Sur, CA. Photo by author.

I had a couple of conversations at work this week about what I call saying yes/raising your hand. I’ve found that so much of being successful at work is really just as simple as saying yes when opportunities arise. It could be as simple as helping someone plan a fun event or more complex like tackling a project that will expand your scope or help you learn new skills. When…




Writings on starting a career in UX research from Noor Ali-Hasan, a UX research lead at Google with more than 15 years of experience in the field.

Recommended from Medium

Interview with a Tech Mentor — Should You Seek Mentorship?

Rise of the Marcher Lords: Danger from the Edges & the Importance of Environment

Why Nonconformity is Essential to Work Place Culture and Success

Please Get A College Degree

The world is different, how can insurance agents and brokers adapt and grow?

The 3 Parts of a Human Being Recruiters Need to Understand

What 2020 taught me

Bicycles, Markets, and You

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Noor Ali-Hasan

Noor Ali-Hasan

I’m a UX research lead at Google, where I help teams design and build desirable and easy to use products. Outside of work, I love art, Peloton, and Lego.

More from Medium

Making Yourself Easy to Manage

A cluster of palm trees in San Jose, CA.

What’s Your Point? How to Drive Product Strategy With a Clear ‘So What’

Preparing for a user research: common mistakes

User research portfolios — belly up to the BAR