Mom Calling Hiring Manager After Child’s Rejection?

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A British job recruiter and career coach blogged recently about “helicopter parents” — and says that one mother called to argue with her after she decided not to hire the woman’s 26-year-old son!

Wow. Just wow.

She writes:

Parents please:

  • Don’t call employees advocating for your offspring whether for the position itself or compensation package.  It will generally lead straight to the reject heap.  You are depriving them of learning valuable skills.
  • Don’t  accompany junior to an interview, job fair or  any other meeting in the process. This will in many cases be the kiss of death for him/her.

I’m stunned this even needs to be said. Your thoughts welcome in the comments below.


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