Job Shadowing and Work Placements
Job shadowing is an activity where you spend part
of a day or several days watching someone perform the job you
would like. In other words, you are that person's shadow for
a period of time. Job shadowing can provide you with the day
to day realities in the occupation and is a good next step after
an informational interview.
Work placements allow you the opportunity to develop
your skills and gain relevant work experience in a selected
career area. At the same time, you are helping an employer complete
required tasks. Check with your local Career and Employment
Services office, schools, colleges and universities to determine
your eligibility for work placement programs.