Finding out about a specific job

Finding out about a specific job

Take the opportunity whilst on work experience to look at a specific job or jobs, to analyse if it is something that you would like to do. Choose a job and arrange to interview a person doing that job using this form. Talking to the person and recording their answers should take approximately twenty minutes.

When you have completed the interview and recorded the information, reflect on what you have learned:

  • What aspects of this job would you enjoy?
  • How does it match your skills and experience?
  • If you would like to do this job, what action must you take to be a good applicant (such as add to qualifications and experience)?

Here's an example of a completed job profile.

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SMILE Preparing for placement by Leeds Metropolitan University Employability Office, modified by Marion Kelt GCU is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Based on a work at http://www.leedsmet.ac.uk/metoffice/employability/resources/learning_objects/workexperience/index.htm