Job shadowing is the perfect way to get insight on different possible career paths in just a day or two. It gives you the opportunity to get a sneak peak into the life of someone else and what they might be doing on a day to day basis to see if that piques your interest.
Here are some of the benefits of job shadowing:
- NETWORKING. You get to meet so many people when you job shadow. These individuals can be kept in your network for years to come and you can reach back out to them if you have questions in the future or want to grab a quick coffee. From senior leaders to entry level professionals – you will be able to meet new people across the firm to network with now and in the future!
- Ask Questions. This is the opportunity for you to openly ask as many questions as you want. Definitely do your due diligence before and research the role and the company to help craft intelligent questions. It’s important to know what your purpose and goals are for the job shadowing as well. This will help you come up with questions that are tailored to want you want to learn more about.
- New Perspective: One of the biggest benefits of job shadowing is just simply the increased perspective you might have on a job after the shadowing. It’s incredible to see just how much you can learn from talking with other individuals. It’s important to keep an open mind and to make sure you are actively listening and observing everything that is going on around you.