I have had my share of parents call me asking for jobs for their off-spring. In nearly every instance their son or daughter is unaware a parent has taken on an over-active role in their job search. Most employers have caught on and just don't have the bandwidth to deal with both applicants and parents. My advice, parents help at a distance and be that welcome side-line coach and not the parent that gets the team kicked out of the game.
- Hiring managers find that some parents are overly involved in their kids' first jobs
- "Helicopter parents" might call to inquire about benefits or job duties
- These parents can diminish their children's credibility and independence
- Employers and behavior experts advise allowing a child to make mistakes and grow