How To Benefit From Your Helicopter Parents

The following is an excerpt from an article that Jennifer Kushell is quoted in…

“…Although Gen Y as a group is accused of being babied by their “helicopter parents,” how can you tell if yours fall into this category?  Jennifer Kushell, president and co-founder of YS Interactive and, offered the following examples:

  • They write or heavily edit their kids’ resumes for them.
  • They consider it their responsibility to find their kid a job.
  • They pull every favor with every business contact they have to find their kids a job.
  • They contact potential employers on their kids behalf.
  • They attend career fairs with their kids or on their behalf.
  • They even show up to interviews with their kids.

This interaction is impacting hiring professionals in many ways as Gen Y begins to enter the workforce…”

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