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Evaluating career coherence

This Peer Assignment, will help you evaluate the "coherence" of your career. By coherence we mean the harmony between your chosen occupation(s), personal attributes and preferences, and career aims.

This assignment is intended to be commented by your peers so that you will be able gain feedback on your entries. Please appreciate the effort of your peers by giving structured, useful feedback.

Please respond to the following tasks:

Task 1: In 1-2 sentences, please describe your career so far. What degree have you gained; and what professional experience do you have?
- What is your career path type? (technical, project, leadership or entrepreneurial)

Task 2: In 1-2 sentences, please describe what tasks, events or subjects you have most enjoyed in your past work and studies, and why.

Task 3: From the following list of career aims, select the 2-3 most important to you:
- Maintain job stability and security to plan ahead
- Satisfy family expectations
- Quickly assume new responsibilities and earn a high salary
- Become independent and realise your unique lifestyle
- Grow your expertise and capabilities, earn respect
- Realise your passion, work for a sense of purpose
- Use your creativity and express yourself

Task 4: Imagine that you have decided to seek a new job. Having applied, an employer has invited you to a job interview.
a) Please describe the job you would have applied to.
b) The interviewer asks what your three most important personal strengths for that job are. What will you answer?
c) In which ways would you like to grow and develop in your new job?
d) How likely is this position to involve tasks or events that you named under task 2?
e) How likely is this position to allow you achieve the aims you selected in task 3?

My love for Wind Energy

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Task 1: In 1-2 sentences, please describe your career so far. What degree have you gained; and what professional experience do you have?
- What is your career path type? (technical, project, leadership or entrepreneurial)

I have a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from India. Currently i have 2 years professional work experience in R&D on Wind Turbines. I am involved in the technical aspects of Vertical Axis Wind Turbine (VAWT) design . I am really passionate about making the world sustainable in-terms of Energy production and usage. **I dream of having and making a world where we only use Renewable Energy for our energy usage # 100% Renewable Energy**

Task 2: In 1-2 sentences, please describe what tasks, events or subjects you have most enjoyed in your past work and studies, and why.

I am inclined more towards the leadership roles. I like tasks involving team effort. I enjoy motivating and leading people. I feel a strong sense of fulfillment in engaging with people and working towards a great cause. I am at my best when i am involved in things that actually help improve people's life.

Task 3: From the following list of career aims, select the 2-3 most important to you:

                   a. **Become independent and realise my unique lifestyle**
                   b. **Realise my passion, work for a sense of purpose**
                   c. **Grow my expertise and capabilities, earn respect**

Task 4: Imagine that you have decided to seek a new job. Having applied, an employer has invited you to a job interview.

a) Please describe the job you would have applied to.

- My dream job is to become a ''Product Development'' Manager in the renewable energy sector.

b) The interviewer asks what your three most important personal strengths for that job are. What will you answer?

                           - **Life long learner**
                           - **Collaboration with people** 
                           - **Very organized** 

c) In which ways would you like to grow and develop in your new job?
- I would like to improve my leadership abilities and gain experience with business development aspects related to renewable energy products and markets.

d) How likely is this position to involve tasks or events that you named under task 2?
-It is more likely to involve tasks engaging a lot of people from different disciplines. This requires people to be working on a common vision. Hence i feel a strong need in motivating and inspiring people to work for a great cause.

e) How likely is this position to allow you achieve the aims you selected in task 3?
-It is very likely that my aims to become independent, realize my true passion and lifestyle would be met by becoming a product development manager.

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