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When Millennials Take Over by Jamie Notter, Maddie Grant

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1. Are You Ready?

What if you were responsible for hiring for a new position in your organization, and one of your young candidates showed up for her interview with her mom in tow? Seriously. She shows up for a job interview, accompanied by her mother. How would you react to that? This actually happened to one HR consultant who was hiring for a finance position. “I was shocked,” he said. “How could she not know this was inappropriate?”1

But exactly how inappropriate is this behavior in this day and age? According to a 2012 survey of more than 500 college graduates, a full 8 percent of them were bringing a parent to a job interview. Google recently hosted a “bring your parents to work” day, in fact, and nearly 2,000 parents attended. LinkedIn ...

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