The best way to learn more about a job of interest is to actually observe someone doing the job in a genuine work environment. Here’s a collection of “virtual job shadows” . But nothing takes the place of actual experience. Do you know someone (who knows someone) who does a job of interest to your child? Here’s a guide to help you and your child plan a job shadow experience. After the job shadow, support your child in reflecting on the experience. Is s/he still interested in that job? What are next steps to learn more?