10 Ice Breakers That Aren’t ‘What Do You Do?’

Networking is awkward because most adults aren't comfortable meeting strangers and striking up a conversation. For this reason, we tend to rely on ice breakers to get things going. The most common of these is some variation on, "What do you do?" But no matter how you phrase that question, it's not a great way to connect with other human beings – or even to get basic information about their jobs, employers, or career path.