Category Archives: Media

Career Management: Parents are invited

During the Q&A session after a recent talk I gave someone asked what I thought about parents who wanted to attend interviews with their recent college graduate.  The way in which the question was asked and the ensuing discussion left no doubt about the audience’s point of view.  They were against it!  The collective feeling … Continue reading Career Management: Parents are invited

Parents Worries And 7 Things You Can Do To Ease Your Mind

The Princeton Review’s annual survey of “Hopes and Worries” among college applicants and parents for 2015 found that…(to read more) 90% viewed financial aid as “very” necessary to pay for college 66% said it was “extremely” necessary 45% saw a “better job as the main benefit of a college education, and Other surveys report that … Continue reading Parents Worries And 7 Things You Can Do To Ease Your Mind

Should Parents Sit Back and Let Go When Their Student Goes Off to College?

Simply sitting back and letting go given today’s job market for recent college graduates is the equivalent of throwing a child into the deep end as a way of teaching them to swim.  The situation is far too demanding for that. Besides, as a parent, you can do better.   And that is the point of … Continue reading Should Parents Sit Back and Let Go When Their Student Goes Off to College?

Helping Your Kids Connect the Dots to Their Career: How Grandparents (& Parents) Can Help

My granddaughter is like the kids from Lake Wobegone. You know, that’s where “the women are strong, the men are good looking and all the kids are above average.” At the tender age of 9 Kasey is already programed to tell anyone who will listen that she plans to attend Stanford University. Does this sound … Continue reading Helping Your Kids Connect the Dots to Their Career: How Grandparents (& Parents) Can Help

Get a Great Job After College: Advice for Parents

Parents are worried their student will be unable to find a good job after college.  They should be!  According to the Department of Labor, nearly half of all college graduates have jobs that do not require a college degree.  And for millions of college graduates the situation will not get better once the economy improves because … Continue reading Get a Great Job After College: Advice for Parents

A Parent’s Job is Never Done: Even When the Kids Are Away at College

“Whew! My student got into a great college; has chosen a solid major; and we are paying for it mostly with other people’s money. Now that she is positioned for academic and career success, I can finally relax! Having been there, done that, I know the feeling. But if you are at all like me, … Continue reading A Parent’s Job is Never Done: Even When the Kids Are Away at College