Job shadowing: The missing link to propelling career development

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Job shadowing is when you spend the workday with a professional following them to see what they do, how they do it and perhaps also getting involved as they permit. You become their “shadow” for that period of time. Here are some of the perks that come with job shadowing.

Textbooks and all that gibberish comes alive…

Job shadowing should ideally be in your prospective career. For many students, job shadowing assures them of their career of choice or completely persuades them otherwise. It exposes aspects about a job that no lecturer or book can prepare you for.

It is one thing being good in biology and studying textbook illustrations, but a completely different situation when you are job shadowing a medical professional. Dealing with a bleeding patient or trying to resuscitate someone who is dying is entirely different in ‘real life’….read more.

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