How to shadow/network when you can't leave your house?
I'm stuck at home trying to figure out what career to choose. I know my interests and talents, (listed in my profile) but I can't pick something because I haven't had the chance to be hands-on to know what it's really like to be in that career rather than just googling information about it.
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This is a great question, and there are some wonderful suggestions in the answers so far. Networking and shadowing remotely requires research and hard work, but it's feasible and rewarding.
One step you can take is to research and identify people with similar interests to you. Some things you can do:
- Read blogs or look into MeetUps or other events (virtual or in person) about topics or fields you're passionate about. Introduce yourself to others who are passionate about solving the same problems or chasing the same opportunities you're interested in!
- Research well known business leaders or thought leaders. What made them successful? Who has followed in their footsteps or learned from them? Can you reach out to those people directly or through their networks?
- Browse LinkedIn for people who work in fields or at companies that interest you. Send a message asking for a virtual coffee so you can learn what they like about their field, industry, company, etc.