"I'm a firefighter."
"I'm a salesperson."
"I'm the Vice President of XYZ Corporation."
Once in a great while they might respond with an activity.
"I make widgets."
"I coordinate events."
"I manage production."
This is a (sometimes) helpful shorthand that allows people to file you in readily understood categories. For most of us, however, it doesn't provide a clear, nuanced, and actionable description of what we really do that will help others help us find our next step in the career path.
The question we really want to be asked is, "How do you make a difference?" Here are some answers to get you thinking:
"I increase sales by training, encouraging, and challenging sales teams to exceed their own expectations."
"I create efficiencies by discovering new ways to leverage income and decrease expenses."
"I build organizational capacity by developing strategies, leaders, and high-performing teams."
By moving beyond your job title you help people see how you add value to the organization, that you can do this across multiple industries, and the specific activities you like to use to do it. Your likelihood of finding a "fit" just increased dramatically.