Local staffing service warns against helicopter parenting

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – There’s a fine line between loving your child and loving your child too much, especially when it come to them and the job hunt.

Office Team, a staffing service that specializes in placement of temporary and temp to hire administrative jobs, put out a new survey about mom and dad being involved in the job hunt. The survey suggests that parents don’t always know best when it comes to the job search.

Helicopter parenting, when it comes to their kids’ careers, is looked as a negative. According to 34-percent of managers, parent participation in interviews is a problem.

Office Team Branch Manager, Valerie Santillanes, joined KRQE’s This Morning team to discuss the issue of helicopter parenting in the career field. Watch above.

Managers from the survey revealed strange behaviors they have seen during interviews. Here are some of their encounters with parents during interviews: 

  • “The candidate opened his laptop and had his mother Skype in for the interview.”
  • “One parent asked if she could do the interview for her child because he had somewhere else to be.”
  • “A father asked us to pay his son a higher salary.”
  • “A job seeker was texting his parent the questions I was asking during the interview and waiting for a response.”

There are places to turn to for interviewing tips. For those looking for guidance, visit the Office Teams website for more information. 


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