Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Bringing Your Parents to Your Job Interview?

There is a lot of buzz around the new iPhone. Everyone I know that is talking about it is excited to see what the latest and greatest features & functions will be. Not to mention the colors. I on the other hand never even knew it was coming out until I visited with a wireless provider over the weekend seeking a better way to monitor our kids’ text & voice activity. Yes I’m involved in my kids’ lives. Technology has created more opportunity for kids to get into trouble and no doubt be bullied. It is a huge problem everywhere. So I learned about the new capabilities of the new iPhone operating system that allow me to create an allowed list of phone contacts and allows me to block web sites.

So I’m concerned about my teenagers, but when I saw this article on WSJ Online I had to do a double take.

Should You Bring Mom and Dad to Your Job Interview?

I recall years ago I had a candidate that brought their mom along to an interview. The candidate didn't bring her with the intent of her being part of the process, but instead to just accompany her on the drive as it was a couple hours. That decision cost her the job however, as the company did not view that favorably upon her.

Oh how times seem to have changed. Check this out….

Employers Are Embracing the Involvement of Millennial Parents to Attract and Hold On to Talent
By: Anita Hofschneider
Scot Dickerson, CPC
President Capstone