"What do you do for a living?" is a very common question when you're getting to know someone. It establishes a basis of what we might consider to be 'basic background knowledge' of an individual. As I have been working to learn the Spanish language, I have had an opportunity to talk with a number of individuals from a variety of Spanish-speaking countries, and interestingly - as I've gotten to know those individuals, this question in the Spanish language is phrased, "¿En Qué Te Dedicas?" which really translates to English better as, "To what are you dedicated?". That's a very different question than, "What do you do for a living?". A person can work at a job they are not dedicated to, and ultimately their actions will show that lack as time goes on... ¿En Qué Te Dedicas? To what are YOU dedicated?