Career priorities 'instrument'? Independent, Expertise, Challenge tops, office relationships down there at the bottom. Cute little Venn diagrams of do well/like to do? Why, look, there in the little oval intersection is playing with computers and research! But the end of the day, in fact, I was a little embarrassed: I am such a _cliche_ geek.
I even went and got sushi for lunch.
It was sort of disturbing at the very beginning, the instructor was going around making everyone list what they did and what they wanted to do next, and well... I wondered what I was doing there, because none of them wanted to do the same, and words like 'change agent' were thrown around, and dear god, what sort of self respecting software engineer wants to go into marketing? Not a good one, surely I must be in the land of the 3s, people who got booted not just because their function got eliminated. But then Sophie arrived, even later than me, and said 'software engineer, want to be a software engineer, I was told to', and my little SA/SA/prereq didn't look so lonely.