#InternPro Chat: “Parents: Friend or Foe in Your Job Search?”

When we graduate from college and begin our professional lives, we often see ourselves as independent adventurers, taking our first steps in the big, wide world.

Some of our parents see us the same way, figuring their job is done. We’re on our own! Other parents, however, still feel the need to manage our lives – especially our careers.

Parental involvement can help or hurt our job search and career development… our parents become either our friend or foe. There are good ways to keep parents involved in our lives, while still maintaining our desire to follow our own path… to begin to build our own career… independently.

In case you missed our chat “Parents: Friend or Foe in Your Job Search?” chat last night, here’s a summary of the conversation you – thanks to the #InternPro community and Storify – can review in just a few minutes.

Don’t miss another #InternPro chat! Join us on Monday, July 2 at 9pm ET/6pm PT for our next conversation.


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