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Gen Z workers are bringing mom and dad to job interviews [Video]

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Resumes and Job Seeking

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College graduations are in full swing and so are job interviews for Gen Z candidates. But with a slowdown in hiring by many companies and a job market flooded with certain kinds of talent, some younger workers are turning to an unlikely source to help set themselves apart from the competition: their parents.

One in four Gen Zers have brought a parent to a job interview over the past year, and roughly one-quarter have had their parents submit job applications on their behalf, according to a new survey of nearly 1,500 Gen Zers by ResumeTemplates.com. Another 13% admit to having their parents complete their human resources screening calls.

Overall, about 70% of the respondents sought their parents’ assistance during the job search. Nearly half said they did so because they felt their parents’ input on resume writing or job interviewing techniques were superior to their own. One-third said it was because …

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