Parents: You May Not Want to Hear This

Maybe it’s just the wrong time of year. We’re generally prepared for the onslaught of graduates in spring. We’re ready to exhibit more patience with first-time jobseekers, help guide them onto the path, give them tips on how to get started, explain what NOT to do.

So when the phone call this week started with “My son is graduating with a degree in strategic communications and a minor in Spanish. Can you help him?”, I directed her to our website, along with SucceedAfterSchool.com. Not taking the hint, she wanted to talk about it. Recruiters are busy for the first time in a long time and — think about it — we make a living from employers who are searching for talent.

Sons, don’t let your Mothers grow up to be helicopter parents.

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