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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?

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Task 1: I gained a Bachelor degree in Business administration and worked in the field of operations management. The experience I gained is to be always ready, precise and cautious.
Task 2: I enjoyed the most being independent and the role I played in improving the efficiency.
Task 3:
- Become independent and realize your unique lifestyle
- Grow your expertise and capabilities, earn respect
Task 4:
a) the position is marketing assistant and my task is to help the team reaching our target.
b)
- willing to learn new things and gain different experience
- ready to adapt to new situations
- love to read and learn new languages
c) I would like to expand my expertise in the field of marketing through self learning and to make a professional network.
d) through adopting new projects and tasks.
e) this position depends on creativity and interpersonal abilities. it also presents a long-term learning method through the tasks given to do the job.

Comments

Hello Maher,

thanks for posting your reflections. I hope the exercise was useful for you. You seem like a motivated learner - this is a trait that employeers appreciate a lot.

I hope you will achieve your goals!
Best regards,
Antti

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