You're talking to someone you just met at a party. You want to know what kind of job she has. You ask:
So Claire, what do you do?
Use this phrase when you want to start talking to a certain person at a party or social event.
At parties, people might begin by talking in a large group, but usually break into smaller groups of two or three people to talk for a while. Asking one person in the group a question that starts with "So (name),..." is a great way to begin a conversation.
"What do you do?" is a question that adults almost always ask each other when they meet. The question means "What is your job?", but no one directly asks "What is your job?"
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