What You Should (and Shouldn't) Do When Helping Child Find a Job

  • What You Should (and Shouldn't) Do When Helping Child Find a Job

    Bend, OR - June 28, 2023

    2023-06 - Recruitment Firm in Bend, OR
    One of the best things we can do for our children is to help them land a job. Whether it’s their first job or their tenth, getting a job can be a daunting task for anyone. As much as we want to help, it’s important to understand how to do so in a way that doesn’t hinder our loved ones. Here are some tips to follow, from a leader in administrative staffing agencies, when helping your child or grandchild get a job.

    Do: Offer your support and encouragement. 

    Many young adults lack the confidence to apply for jobs they want, especially if they have been rejected before. Letting them know that you believe in them can be a tremendous help to their job search. Remind them of their strengths and accomplishments and encourage them to keep trying.

    Don’t: Apply for jobs on their behalf. 

    It can be tempting to try to do the work for our loved ones but remember that they need to learn to navigate the job market themselves. Applying for jobs on their behalf may result in missed opportunities and can ultimately hurt their chances of success. Offer to help them with their cover letter or resume but let them do the job search on their own.

    Do: Help them prepare for job interviews. 

    Once your loved one has landed an interview, offer to help them prepare. Practice common interview questions with them and provide valuable feedback on their responses. Offer tips on appropriate interview attire and help them research the company beforehand so they can ask informed questions during the interview.

    Don’t: Be overbearing during their job search. 

    While it’s important to offer support, it’s equally important to give your loved one space and respect their independence. Don’t check in too often or pressure them to take a job they aren’t interested in. Let them make their own choices and be there to offer guidance if they need it.

    Do: Connect them with your professional network. 

    If you know someone in your industry who may be able to help your loved one, don’t hesitate to make an introduction. Providing them with access to a wider network of professionals can be hugely beneficial during their job search.

    Helping your child get a job can be a great way to support their goals and ambitions. However, it’s important to remember that they need to learn to navigate the job market themselves. Offering support, encouragement, and guidance without being overbearing is key. By following these tips from your local recruitment firm, you can be an effective and supportive job-searching ally.

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