Workplace tours provide an opportunity to get an inside look at the workplace, and specific careers.
When is a workplace tour a good option?
Tours are most valuable when you have identified an interest in a specific type of career/industry. Tours can also provide a great opportunity to see workplace skills in action and learn what will be expected in the world of work.
- Plan ahead. Contact Talent Link or the company well in advance of the desired tour date.
- Be very specific about what you would like the tour to include.
- Prepare for the tour. Ask if there is a dress code you should follow. Some companies require certain types of clothing for safety reasons. Even if there isn’t a dress code, be sure to dress professionally for your visit.
- Be prepared to ask good questions such as:
- What products or services does your company provide?
- How many employees work here?
- What types of positions do you have?
- What education and experience are required?
- What do you look for in a potential employee?
- Does your company offer training, apprenticeship, or other professional development?
- How does your application process work?
- What is your company’s leave policy?
- Do you offer benefits?
- (If you identify an employee doing work that you are very interested in) Would it be possible for me to come back to do a job shadow?
- May I have a business card?
- Be sure to thank your tour guide before leaving. Also, send a thank you note following the tour.