Why You Should Never Tell People What You Do

Imagine you’re at a networking event. You’ve just met someone for the first time, and you’re trying to start a conversation. What better way to break the ice than to ask them ‘what do you do?’. Everyone has a job, and people typically like to talk about them.

The thrust of the question “what do you do” tends to equal “what’s your current method of earning a living”, and, when asked, we…