Holy cow! This is going too far!
According to a 2012 survey of more than 500 college graduates, 8 percent said they had a parent go with them to a job interview. And 3 percent had Mom or Dad sit in on the actual interview, according to Adecco, a human resources firm, which conducted the study.
“It seems nutty,” John Challenger, CEO of the human resources consulting firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, in Chicago, tells me. “It would cause most employers to downgrade the candidacy of someone. They’re looking for someone who’s able to act on their own, independently. Bringing your parents to an interview is absurd.”
If the millennials can’t stand on their own two feet at home, how will they compete in the global economy?
- Millennials Now Bringing Their Parents Along On Job Interviews (huffingtonpost.com)
- What if a Job Candidate Shows Up at an Interview With His Parents? (inc.com)