I attended a two-day “career management seminar” that the company I was working for hosted for the employees who had started their career a decade ago. An instructor who had been sent from Japan Management Association guided us to look back what we had done for the ten years, to recognize what our current strengths and weaknesses were, and to design what we should do in the future.
Through the sessions I found out that my characteristics I had thought of was a little different from that the people around me had done. I thought I was completely lacking communication ability to keep in tough with others, but my boss and my colleagues working with me do not think so. At the same time, they think less highly of my schedule management ability. It was what I did not expect, but they hit the mark.
Anyway, it was very meaningful that I could find out what I currently am, and I’m very thankful to the company that gave me the chance to help me think of my future career and to talk with friends I didn’t see for many years!