How To Navigate Job Shadowing In High School


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Not all schools in South Africa provide job shadowing for you to discover what a typical day is like in your chosen profession. In this article we will give you a few pointers on what you could do if job shadowing isn't accessible to you.


So first, what are the benefits of job shadowing? Job shadowing someone for a day allows you to experience what it would be like to work in your preferred profession. You will learn about the types of skills, personality and other qualities that are required for the profession you are interested in.

So what are your options? If there is a company that you would love to work with, you can email them and ask them if you can shadow them for a week. Companies often have job shadowing available on their company websites, which is their way of looking at potential candidates for a position within the company.

A website you could check out is called Shadow Careers, they are a company that aims to tackle the rate of unemployment amongst the youth. Along with job shadowing, they offer a 3 month purpose training course free of charge, that comes with an employment opportunity after completion.

The sector they focus on is the Global Business Services sector, but they believe that through job shadowing and their courses, you learn skills to help you in any other sector you may be interested in.

Your local municipality usually job shadowing available on request. On your municipality's website, you will find a job shadow section which allows you to request job shadowing. They will allow you to follow a professional for a few days and observing their day-to-day work. Click Here To Request Job Shadowing In The City Of Cape Town.

With these options you can job shadow a professional for a day or a week, helping you get some exposure to the work environment of the profession that you are interested in while you are still in High School.




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After completing your matric certificate exams, you are faced with a multitude of post-matric options that can shape your future paths.

These options range from pursuing higher education at universities or colleges, entering vocational training programs, joining the workforce, or even considering entrepreneurial ventures, each offering unique opportunities for personal and professional growth.

You've probably been contemplating the next chapter of your life all throughout the year asking yourself, 'what am I going to study after I finish completing my matric certificate exams?', 'am I going to study? What else can I do when I pass'? Well, we can help.


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