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
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
Parents and recruits know the odds of making a living as a professional athlete are astronomically long. And even when talent and good fortune allows them to play at the next level, professional careers are remarkably short. That’s why athletic departments have support programs in place that improve a recruit’s chances of earning a college degree—one that serves as a back up plan.
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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?
“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
John Sullivan, a highly regarded human resources thought leader, recently gave job seekers reason for pessimism when he took a look at recruiting by the numbers. His point was that the odds of landing a job are against most of us. For example, a typical job board posting will be seen by an average of … Continue reading College Grads: 5 Things You Can Do To Tip Job Search Odds In Your Favor
I am getting my annual rush of panic calls from parents, grandparents and soon-to-be college graduates about how to find a good job. And just when I think the level of sophistication about how to use social media has grown, the same bad practices show up as frequently now as the ever have. I am … Continue reading College Grads: Effective Outreach to Alumni