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Old 03-31-2009, 10:59 PM
 
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Default Job Shadowing

Can I put job shadowing on my resume?

In this case, I would do job shadowing for a month.
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Old 04-01-2009, 12:27 AM
 
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Can I put job shadowing on my resume?

In this case, I would do job shadowing for a month.

Yes. of course... If you did something. Did you copy papers, provide information, research a question, turn the lights on in the office....

If you just looked and did nothing...which i doubt, since it nearly impossible to learn without doing...then it would be harder to use that as job experience....Instead I would put that under education!

good luck
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Old 04-01-2009, 08:49 AM
 
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Wow, that's a word I haven't heard in 5 years. I have done job shadowing from my senior year in High School up to my last semester in college. Putting job shadowing on your resume is definately a way to go. It shows the hiring manager that you observed the company's day to day operations, and you have a better understanding of what is going on.
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Old 04-01-2009, 09:04 AM
 
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Wow, that's a word I haven't heard in 5 years. I have done job shadowing from my senior year in High School up to my last semester in college. Putting job shadowing on your resume is definately a way to go. It shows the hiring manager that you observed the company's day to day operations, and you have a better understanding of what is going on.

Would you tell me more about your job shadowing experience. Was this run by an outside organization, high school, college or government?

thnx.

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Old 04-01-2009, 01:38 PM
 
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Would you tell me more about your job shadowing experience. Was this run by an outside organization, high school, college or government?

thnx.
The job shadowing was through my High School as a requirement for my Senior Exit Project, which in order to graduate, you must present to a class of Juniors and Seniors your future career . And my last one was through my college from my transition from school to work.
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Old 04-01-2009, 01:59 PM
 
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thank you guys. I expect to do job shadowing at Msft.
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I think it is good on my resume.
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Old 04-01-2009, 04:47 PM
 
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The job shadowing was through my High School as a requirement for my Senior Exit Project, which in order to graduate, you must present to a class of Juniors and Seniors your future career . And my last one was through my college from my transition from school to work.

Do you mind telling me about it...like did you have set hours, did you work with different people or the same person. How did you find the position, or did someone find it for you, did you have to sign a shawdow contract. For example i have to sign a internship contract, that I will show up on time, keep confidential material confidential, do a good job, etc, etc..
And has it come up on interviews and how did people react to it.

I have known job shawdowing but just for one day and that was at Deloitte and touche and Wells fargo bank...it usually it is highschool students, whose parents work there.

But, I have never heard of job shadowing for a month or three months...i have to say it sounds kinda boring..why not just get an internship??

Curious in Phila...

thanks!
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