Job shadowing is perhaps one of the most important things a student can do when deciding on a career path and/or networking with others in his or her field. In fact, it’s best to do this before a student’s senior year, as job shadowing early on can help the student have access to many more opportunities. (If you would like to read about why you should job shadow, click here to read my post!)
However, no matter whether you are a senior or a freshman, there is no doubt that a job shadow can be a very valuable experience for you. However, it can also be a little daunting. After all, who wouldn’t feel a bit awkward when following a stranger around their job for a day? I know I felt that way!
Additionally, the process of finding and setting up a job shadow can appear be very complicated. Luckily, it’s actually quite simple. You just set-up the job shadow, go to the location on a specified date and time, and follow an employee around for a few hours. If anything, setting up the job shadow might be the hardest part of the process, and that’s exactly what we’re going to discuss how to do. [Read more…]