What do you do?” “Where do you work?”
These are standard questions asked when you meet new people at highly overrated power networking events. The expected response is an impressive senior level job title at a multinational or a recognisable local blue-chip company.
The traditional lawyer, doctor, architect and professor roles inspire interest in you.
Anything short of that gets you a polite smile, a card shoved in your hand and an excuse to move on to the next cluster of fellow guests.