Are you going through a career block and not sure of exactly what you “Really” want to do with your life? Have you tried, “Job Shadowing?” Before you make the leap into unfamiliar territory, do your homework.
Is there a person that you have your eye on; someone that you admire…that someone who sparks your curiosity? Why not consider asking the person if you could shadow them for a day? You could save yourself time, money and effort if you acquire the opportunity to learn first-hand about what the job of your dreams actually details.
I suggest that once you have the person of interest, you should send them a letter, then follow-up with a phone call request.
In addition to acquiring a new contact, the person you shadow may have some leads and might become a reference for you. Please don’t forget to send a thank-you letter if you do get the opportunity to shadow the person.