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Friday, January 6, 2012 - 1:45pm

WORKING: Where's Your Career Going?

Updated: 5 years ago.
Brandon Smith says we are all inclined to avoid figuring out our career destination – it’s difficult and it takes work. But he says someone will eventually you’re your career path, whether it’s you or someone for whom you work. (Photo Courtesy of Tim Patterson via Flickr.)

Interviewers or recruiters often ask prospective employees what they really like to do.

Even in the course of simply networking, this question is likely to come up.

A recent blog reader wondered how he could figure out his answer to that question as well as his ultimate career destination.

Our workplace guru Brandon Smith explains an exercise that can help.

Brandon Smith teaches about leadership, communication, and workplace culture at Emory University's Goizueta Business School. More of his advice is on his blog and at And while you’re there, ask him your workplace or career question. We might use your question on a future radio segment.