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11 Jun
2017

Jonna Marjorie

Admin Assistant
 

by: ANGELA COPELAND

 

Today’s young people are more thoughtful and kinder than many of the older job seekers they’re competing against. They care about making a difference more than their own personal finances.

From the outside, it seems that parents are pouring more of themselves into these young hearts and minds than ever before. This effort is incredibly admirable.

But Mom and Dad, can I make a plea to you? Once your kids are on their way out of college, please let them grow up.

Very often, parents want to perform a job search on behalf of their child. The parents mean well. They don’t want the child (or should I say “adult”) to struggle on their way into the real world. The problem is that brokering your child’s job search doesn’t do anyone any favors.

Many young people seem to be so used to parental involvement that they don’t recognize their parent’s behavior as unusual. This means that they don’t push back when the parent has crossed a line.

But you know who does think it’s unusual? The hiring manager and the other people in the child’s life who might otherwise help them find a job. Whether they share their thoughts or not, they’re thinking it.

Struggling to find a job is part of life. That may sound strange, but the process of finding a job does more than land us a place to work — it teaches us how to look for a job, network, and solve problems. Sometimes, the process...continue reading at: https://www.recruiter.com/i/parents-stop-conducting-your-childs-job-search-for-them/

 

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