Ask Why, Not “What Do You Do?”

It makes sense. We all ask the “So, what do you do for a living?” or a variant when we meet someone in a professional (or otherwise) setting.

What would happen if, instead of or following hard on the heels of that question, we ask, “Why do you enjoy what you do?”

Sure, you may get some flat “I don’t!” responses, but for the others, you may find out something really cool.

But don’t just take my word for it. Here’s Simon Terry’s spin.


The Stealthy Job Search: How to Find a Job When You Already Have One

Glad to be employed, but itching for a new job, career, life?

It isn’t easy to find a job when you’re already working 8+ hours a day, but it especially isn’t easy to conduct a stealthy job search with everyone and their grandma living it up online.

When do you tell your boss you’re looking? DO you tell your boss? What do you do when you have an offer? Our Twitter #careerchat found out just how employed job seekers can avoid career-busting job search pitfalls.

Check out the chat recap!