A bit about us
Workshop is a mobile app lets you experience life in real people’s jobs, for free. We believe Workshop is the best way to discover your next move.
If you’re like most people, you probably don’t know what you want to do next in your career and don’t have the time to figure it all out. So you feel stuck and guilty for putting off the hard work and decisions. We get it.
That’s why we created Workshop. We give you the power to experience what life is really like in any job so you can find one you’ll actually enjoy. Use the Workshop app to find mentors whose life (age, gender, race, location, etc.) and job (role, industry, seniority, salary, etc.) seem interesting to you, and experience their chapters. Each chapter is a true short story giving you a vivid, honest look at life in that mentor’s job. It feels like you’re downloading other people’s work experience.
Workshop is powered by our amazing community of mentors. Our diverse group of mentors (ranging all age groups, genders, races, education levels, industries, locations, etc.) is journaling about what life is really like in their jobs. After we guide them through this journaling, our team of writers anonymizes their submissions and converts them into our unique storytelling format. All of their stories are available in the Workshop app for you to experience for free. You can learn more about becoming a Workshop mentor here.
Furthermore, Workshop is the perfect way to prepare for interviews and accelerate your professional growth. You'll learn about the specific challenges you can expect to face in any role and learn how other people handle them.
Workshop will be available on iOS and Android this summer, and we can’t wait to hear how you use it and learn how we can make it better for you. We’re Workshop, and we’ve got your back, no matter what.
You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers
Why is Workshop helpful? +
If you’re like most people, you probably don’t know what you want to do next in your career. The best way to learn about jobs isn’t from companies, their job descriptions, parents or teachers: it’s from the people who have those jobs now. We find these people for you and help them tell their stories in a uniquely honest, vulnerable way. With Workshop, you can experience what life in any job is really like.
Use Workshop to try out jobs you’re interested in, jobs you’ve never considered and even jobs you know you don’t want. Knowing what you don’t want in a job and why is as important as knowing what you do want in a job.
The more chapters you read, the more you will learn more about yourself and the industries, cultures and jobs that are the right fit for you.
But what if I like my job? Is Workshop still useful for me? +
Yes! Even if you love your job and know exactly what you want to do next, Workshop is an extremely powerful tool for accelerating your growth. By reading chapters from mentors in jobs similar to yours or a few steps ahead of you in your career, you’ll become familiar with challenges you’ll likely experience in the future, along with how other people approach them and what they wish they could have done better. This is an awesome way to prepare for interviews and to get promoted faster.
How much does Workshop cost? +
Workshop is 100% free for users and mentors!
If Workshop is free for users and mentors, then how do you make money? +
Truth is, we don’t make money yet. We’re committed to keeping the Workshop app free forever to maximize the impact of our product and our amazing community of mentors.
We believe we should make money when we help people like you find a job they’re excited to stay and grow in, thereby fully aligning our goals with yours. No stupid ads, no monthly fees. Us making money should never come at a cost to you: that’s why our plan is to monetize through employers down the road. We’re still experimenting with the right approach, and we’ll let you know when we’ve started to figure it out.
Why are the mentors and their chapters anonymous? +
We discovered early on that most mentors don’t feel comfortable sharing their salaries and other sensitive information about their personal experiences in their jobs. Our goal is to give our mentors a 100% safe space to journal, for their own benefit and yours.
Will you include audio and video chapters in the future? +
Maybe! That’s definitely something we’re considering. Our first priority is to publish a ton of mentors and chapters in Workshop to ensure that we can support your unique goals and interests. Our unique format of visual, text-based storytelling keeps our content development highly scalable. We’ve got some cool ideas cooking up to make the chapters even more engaging and insightful in the future. This is just the beginning!
Why the name “Workshop?” +
Because figuring out what you want to do next should be as easy, enjoyable and insightful as shopping. And it must be collaborative, since other people hold the insights and stories we need in order to figure out what’s next. Once we realized all of this, Workshop popped into our heads and it stuck. We hope you like it as much as we do.
Will my boss or colleagues find out I’m exploring other jobs? +
Nope! And you’re not alone in worrying about this: we know how risky it is for your colleagues and boss to know you’re considering working elsewhere. Your profile is kept 100% private, so feel free to explore all of Workshop.
Can I send a message to the mentors I’m following in Workshop? +
Not yet, but lots of people have asked us about this feature. We’re experimenting with the best ways to do this without unleashing the floodgates on our mentors. Keep an eye out for future product updates as we make more progress on this.
Can I be a mentor? +
Yes! It doesn’t matter who you are or where you are in life: we’d love to have you participate in our awesome mentor journaling program. Learn more and apply here: workshop-app.com/mentors
I have more questions! Halp! +
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll get back to you soon!