Answer “What Do You Do?” by Explaining How You Solve Problems
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When you are meeting someone new, at some point, they’ll probably ask, “So what do you do?” If you want to make a good first impression, answer by discussing how you solve problems.
The Art of Manliness style expert Antonio Centeno says you need to force the person to think by asking a question about a problem they can relate to, and present yourself as the answer:
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I usually relate it to my Unique Value Equation and my Unique Sales Equation.
So if you ask me that question, then I answer: “I help Business and IT agree on solutions. Know anyone with that type of problem?”
I like any answer I get back as opposed to the blank stare from my old job description: “I unkink large scale IT infrastructures.”
Of course, you should have many UVPs and USPs. I have only five now, because I’m “sunsetting”.
fat VERY old white guy injineer!
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