Job shadowing is when you spend a day (or part of a day) at work with someone in a career that interests you. You get to observe what people do, ask questions, and maybe even participate in some activities. Job shadowing can give you a preview of a job or career. Full Post
You may want to try shadowing several different jobs before choosing a college or career. Or shadow different people with the same job. Often people with the same degree or job title do very different things in their day to day work.
Setting up a job shadow...
Explain who you are and why you're interested in doing a job shadow. Give the person at least two-weeks' notice, and have a calendar handy so you can be sure you are available when they are.
Some questions to ask:
Where will we meet? What time do I need to arrive/leave? Should I bring a lunch? What should I wear? What’s the best way to reach you if something comes up?
Write down the answers. Be sure to get there when you say you ...
Resource Added: October 14, 2012
Latest Update: November 27, 2012