These resources can be used to help you understand how to get a job shadow, prepare for a job shadow, and be respectful of a business / employee who is hosting you.

What is a job shadow?

A job shadow involves spending time with an employee at their worksite to observe daily tasks, interactions, and learn more about the workplace and work world.  The youth involved in the job shadow will have opportunities to ask questions and may also have the opportunity to help out in some tangible way.  This sort of experience can lead to invaluable insights.  Additionally, it is a great way to start developing a professional network in a career area of interest.

What is a job shadow? (VIDEO)

This video is designed by a specific career center.  When they say, “career center”, think “your guidance counselor” or your local OneStop Career Center.

Job Shadow Fact Sheet  

This one-page sheet provides a succinct overview of what a job shadow is.