8 tips for helicopter parents AND their kids
If you're dealing with millennials in the workforce, you may have also talked with their parents. Did you advise Mom and Pop it's time to cut the umbillical cord?
Most millennial parents are generally out of touch with current job search and skills needed in our social world. They misadvise their kids and what’s worse —they hover over their kid’s bosses.
Talent management pro Dorothy Dalton is protective yet sensible with her recently employed son. She urges parents to obey several pointers. Admittedly, she’s committed most of them.
Two glaring goofs:
• Don’t try
advocating for your adult children by calling potential employers about the available position. And the same holds true for your working offspring — refrain from contacting managers about compensation packages for your loved ones. These will generally lead straight to the reject heap. More importantly, you are depriving your kids of learning valuable skills.
• Don’t accompany
junior to an interview, job fair, or any other meeting. This is often the kiss of death.
Dalton also speaks to the newly employed millennials by reminding them to set boundaries, take responsibility, and avoid the fear of failure. However, if these attributes were already in place and kids needed a mere reminder, would your office still need a helipad?
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, and enjoy the bit of sarcasmthat Dalton offers.