Informational Interviews & Job Shadow Opportunities

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EXPERIENCE A NEW CAREER IN A DAY

You can’t choose a career by sitting at home and researching it online. The Career Project will organise an Information Interview or Job Shadow Opportunity for you with willing industry mentors so you can validate and test your ideas in the real world.

The Career Project is suited to High School Students (16+yrs), university students and mature-age individuals considering a career change.  

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What is an Informational Interview?

An Informational Interview is a casual, relaxed conversation, unlike a job interview.  It is a great way to find out what skills and abilities are required to do a job whilst also gaining industry insights from an experienced professional.

What is Job Shadowing?

Job Shadowing allows you to observe or ‘shadow’ someone doing their job in their typical work environment.  It is a fantastic way to help you make a decision about pursuing a potential career before investing time, money and energy into an unsuitable course or business idea.

Why Choose The Career Project

The Career Project aims to help individuals make better career decisions.  We believe you need as much information as possible to make an informed decision.  That’s why we have selected a panel of inspiring industry mentors to help you make the right decision.

Keep in touch to hear news about our latest mentors and download our free ebook
“Questions to ask at Informational Interviews”

Our Most Recent Mentors

Luke Boyd

Luke Boyd

Strength and Conditioning Coach

Luke has had a successful career working with elite athletes as a Strength and Conditioning Coach.  He is willing to share his experience for getting established in the industry with individuals considering a career working in elite sport.

Opportunity Offered:
Informational Interview

Simone Austin

Simone Austin

Sports Dietitian

Unique opportunity to obtain advice from a high profile sports dietitian who has worked for years with elite AFL athletes.  Simone is  President of Sports Dietitians Australia and also works for Swisse Wellness.


Opportunity Offered:
Informational Interview

Erin Lyall

Erin Lyall

Social Media Freelancer

Erin is a Digital Marketing & Social Media freelancer who can share her secrets for maintaining a creative career whilst setting her own hours and working remotely (usually from Bali).

Opportunity Offered:
Informational Interview
Half Day Job Shadow
Full Day Job Shadow

Caroline Beresford

Caroline Beresford

Interior Designer

Caroline is the Creative Director / Owner of Caroline Beresford Design, a Sydney-based interior design studio specialising in the creation of unique interiors for retail and hospitality.


Opportunity Offered:
Informational Interview
Half Day Job Shadow
Full Day Job Shadow

At The Career Project, we know that experience is crucial in finding a job that is right for you. You will be able to interview or job shadow some amazing people doing work they love.

We are interested in hearing from industry mentors who would like to help individuals with their career decision-making. Please get in contact if you believe you would make a great mentor.