Hi @HAWK, Thanks for the honest answer.
I have the book, but haven’t read it yet. I will take a look on that chapter.
@gillian_halba, thanks for your answer too. It’s great you had that opportunity. I actually had some degree of liberty at my company to try things out. As in your case, the company didn’t want to spend money, but trusted people here (me in this case) could learn it out and make it work. I am pretty much up for the challenge. The problem in this case is you having no idea how much of a professional result you can produce this way, And that can also hurt the company trust on UX (if the person learning is not in fault here, than the methodology must be), or even get the right results they needed. I guess in this case, everyone gets as much back as they are willing to invest, right?
Unfortunately in my case, I’ve lived that many times before and I find this actually hurts my confidence in actually switching to a UX career, but I haven’t yet found a way of doing it without having to risk being unemployed.
From what I’ve seen on previous posts, I knew mentorship was one of the ideas put forth by the people in this community, like @HAWK said. I was trying to imagine how a mentorship could happen here, that’s one of the reasons I asked.