One icebreaker at a networking event is simply to ask the other person what they do, the Nature Jobs blog says.

Networking as someone searching for a job — as someone who has "to sell yourself without seeming like that's your only motive to talk," as Nature Jobs puts it — is challenging. And asking someone what he or she does is a classic question that can direct the rest of the conversation.

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