Virtual Job Shadow: Fire Investigator

Today’s virtual job shadow is anything but boring. It features Max learning firsthand how to investigate the cause of fires from Senior Specialist Fire Investigator Todd O’Donoghue. The video was filmed as part of a television series in New Zealand called “Just the Job.”  Check out the video to learn more about this exciting career and whether it might satisfy your own career ambitions.

As you’ve heard me mention in previous posts, I feel it is extremely important for young people and career changers to find opportunities for exposure to various careers and industries. The best way to learn about whether you will find a certain career rewarding or satisfying is to immerse yourself in it and discover your interest (or even passion) for yourself.

For many careers, we have the advantage of observing a good chunk of the tasks and duties that come along with a typical day. When we deal with a customer service specialist, we understand how they interact with people. When we sit in on a lecture or class we can see what’s required of our teachers and instructors. We can imagine the preparation that must go into this, but without actually trying out the job for ourselves, we can’t fully comprehend the feeling we would get from doing it.

That’s why I have chosen to feature Virtual Job Shadow videos on the blog. I’m hoping that by watching a student experience a job firsthand, it will be the next best thing to you experiencing it for yourself!

And it may just give you the motivation you need to seek out your own real-time job shadow.

I urge you to search for a video that interests you personally on the “Just the Job” website.

In the meantime, stay tuned to the blog for more Virtual Job Shadow videos like this one…

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