What Do People Do For A Living? A Question I’m Answering With The ‘For A Living’ Blogcast…


  1. How would you describe what you do for a living? (Try not to use your job title)
  2. As a child, what did you want to become growing up?
  3. What book would you give someone as a gift, and why?
  4. How has a failure in your professional career set you up for later success?
  5. What are bad recommendations you hear in your profession or area of expertise?
  6. Who has been your biggest inspiration, and why?
  7. What would be the worst thing and the best thing about what you do? (If helpful: what makes you want to stay in bed in the morning, and what energizes you at work?)
  8. When you feel overwhelmed or unfocused at work, what do you do?
  9. Imagine every profession would be paid the same, what would you do? (If helpful: What would be your dream job if money wasn’t an issue?)
  10. What advice would you give a young driven student just entering the job market?
  11. What is your favorite quote or life mantra you (try to) live your life by?


  • Gain a broader perspective on what is possible in terms of jobs and careers.
  • To discover what people really do on a daily basis. (and not merely learn about all the job titles in existence)
  • To connect with great people
  • To learn from the mistakes of others



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Jordy van Bennekom

Jordy van Bennekom


I write to learn how to live: Psychology, Philosophy, and Life Experiments — if you like that, browse my stories :)