From Penelope Trunk: It’s the question that people are often asked. Some instinctively know how to answer it well. But most don’t. The fact is, the question is so open-ended that it’s almost like a trick question. Any answer is right, technically, but most answers are boring and so therefore, probably detrimental to your career.

The problem for most of us is that our lives are long and complicated, and it’s hard to know what’s most important. · Go to How to answer the question: “What do you do?” →