helicopter parents

Helicopter Parents are Hitting Alumni Groups on LinkedIn to Find Junior a Job Now

I am so glad my mother and I both sawed off my umbilical cord long before I turned 18 so she never mortified me with this kind of behavior. A tipster sent us this post from an ambitious parent posting in a PwC employees and alumni group: Aren't those groups, I dunno, specifically for current […]

A Phone Call From Your Mom Will NOT Help You Land a Big 4 Job

Oh dear God, not this again: Stories abound of millennials showing up in casual clothes for formal interviews, bringing—and using—their phones during the interview and worse. Not only that, in a survey of 22- to 26-year-old college graduates by Adecco, a staffing and recruiting company, 8 percent reported that a parent accompanied them on at […]

This Way to CPA Isn’t Too Confident You Can Get By Without Mommy’s Help

Remember that WSJ article we shared last week that talked about over-attached parents going to job interviews with their over-dependent "adult" children? As weird as that was, it appears This Way to CPA thinks you can't function without your mom's help, if their Facebook page is any indication. Basically, if these graphics are at all […]

Let’s Talk About Those Pesky Millennial Helicopter Parents

Yesterday, we shared a horrifying article that appeared in the Wall Street Journal focusing on the ever-terrifying level of involvement parents have in the youngest working generation's professional lives. Including the article — creepily entitled "Should You Bring Mom and Dad to the Office?" — in yesterday's Footnotes prompted one loyal GC reader to ask: […]

Protip: Don’t Bring Your Mom To Job Interviews

I read an article over the weekend that really disturbed me. I mean actually disturbed me, so much so that I found myself thinking about it on my commute to work yesterday and all the way back home in the evening and again last night when I sat down to pound out the blog post […]