Networking Wrong Answer

Networking: Wrong Answer To ‘What Do You Do?’


How many times in the last year have you been asked the question, “What do you do?” I bet dozens. Especially at a networking event.

I also bet each and every time you answered it incorrectly. And in doing so, you missed a HUGE opportunity to brand yourself and leave a memorable impression.

Watch this video where I explain why so many Americans answer this incorrectly. You’ll be glad you did!

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J.T. O'Donnell

Job Search & Career Expert. Syndicated Speaker & Author. Wife. Mother. CEO of CAREEREALISM Media. Connect with her on Twitter or LinkedIn.


  1. Excellent video and spot-on points about how to brand yourself! One follow up question or discussion I’d love to see is how to answer this question if you are unemployed and between jobs!

    I am currently doing occasional side jobs consulting in my field, but have been supplementing my income as a writer and copy writer. I fumble around when someone asks me “what I do” ultimately giving them a long-winded explanation til their eyes cross at me! There is what I want to be doing, which is some of what I have my hand in, and there are some days where “housework” would be the most appropriate answer! Thank you!

  2. Excellent advice J.T. Not knowing what to say can be a downfall in many instances. Sometime you’re coached what you need to do, but not HOW to say it and that IS important! I’ve not only that about your concept, but have pointedly tried to get the “HOW/WHAT to say” answers from those who came before me in my profession and have already succeeded. Thank you for confirming the importance of learning those fine details that do make a difference, because I want to instill that in my Team!

  3. This is great information. After listening to this video it’s amazing how it does make a difference in how you present what you do or did. If you make the conversation interesting people are more apt to listen. I definitely learned a big lesson in presenting myself.

  4. I just discovered J.T. O’Donnell and this site, and what you do is fantastic! This is absolutely premium value for job seekers. I want to share this site on LinkedIn but cannot find a way to do it so I’ll recommend it in an “update”. Thank you for your excellent and free coaching! Your advise and tools make a difference.

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