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26 percent of Gen Z applicants bringing parent to job interview

Some Gen Z respondents need help from their parents during a job interview, according to a new survey.

Resume Templates survey found that 26 percent of the Gen Z respondents actually involve their parents in the interview process; 31 percent of those respondents had a parent accompany them to an in-person interview and 29 percent had them join a virtual interview.

For those that said they had a parent come with them to an in-person interview, 37 percent of respondents said they had their mom or dad come into the office, and 26 percent of respondents said one of their parents physically sat in the room while the interview took place.

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by Anonymousreply 39June 12, 2024 5:07 PM

No words. Wow. Helicopter parents never stop.

by Anonymousreply 1June 10, 2024 12:59 AM

Zoomers are not long for this world.

by Anonymousreply 2June 10, 2024 1:01 AM

Trying to imagine my parents at one of my job interviews...

It's as impossible as it is to imagine that they might have been even remotely helpful in the least small respect.

by Anonymousreply 3June 10, 2024 1:05 AM

What company would allow them to sit in?

Amway 🤷🏻‍♂️

by Anonymousreply 4June 10, 2024 1:08 AM

I interview people and I've never seen anyone (even younger people) bring a parent to an interview

Maybe you shouldn't believe everything you read

by Anonymousreply 5June 10, 2024 1:09 AM

I would love to see this! Lol

by Anonymousreply 6June 10, 2024 1:15 AM

JFC. Unless they’re under 18 applying at McDonalds WTF.

by Anonymousreply 7June 10, 2024 1:16 AM

OMG.

by Anonymousreply 8June 10, 2024 1:17 AM

They’re just making shit up now to write confirmation bias clickbait.

by Anonymousreply 9June 10, 2024 1:17 AM

Does driving them to the interview and waiting in the car or lobby count?

by Anonymousreply 10June 10, 2024 1:28 AM

Cut the fucking cord. Gen Z is absolutely helpless.

by Anonymousreply 11June 10, 2024 1:34 AM

God help us.

by Anonymousreply 12June 10, 2024 1:36 AM

I assume they mean to the building or even in the waiting area of the office, not in the actual interview.

by Anonymousreply 13June 10, 2024 1:38 AM

When I got a paper route in 1977 my dad had to sign the working papers. He’s not been involved in my employment since.

by Anonymousreply 14June 10, 2024 1:40 AM

I wonder if most of those parents and their Zoomers turned down from consideration, as a result, then take their inconsolable kids out to a “decompression” breakfast at their local Denny’s (?).

by Anonymousreply 15June 10, 2024 1:48 AM

This is a bunch of horseshit.

by Anonymousreply 16June 10, 2024 1:49 AM

MAGAT's have been posting this "Survey" all over social media. It was apparently covered on Laura Ingraham's FOX show. Which should tell you all you need to know about it.

And it was 19% not 26% percent on Laura's show, BTW.

by Anonymousreply 17June 10, 2024 1:51 AM

It’s true.

by Anonymousreply 18June 10, 2024 1:52 AM

Seems pretty obvious that a parent would "be involved in the interview process" in terms of giving advice and guidance on what to ask and how to conduct oneself when many are teenagers and going for their first jobs.

It says that of the 31% who had a parent accompany them to the interview 37% had the parent come in. So a pretty small number. But don't let that get in the way of dragging the younger generation like old generations have always done.

by Anonymousreply 19June 10, 2024 2:06 AM

What percentages of previous generations have had a parent accompany them to the interview? And, of those, what percentages have had the parent come in?

by Anonymousreply 20June 10, 2024 2:10 AM

any mention what kind of job interviews? industry?

by Anonymousreply 21June 10, 2024 2:11 AM

It's DLs most boring troll-- the Gen Z in the workplace troll.

by Anonymousreply 22June 10, 2024 2:14 AM

If I were conducting the interview, I would ask the parent to leave. If they refused I would stop the interview. Ridiculous!

by Anonymousreply 23June 10, 2024 2:27 AM

Just to be clear - it’s (just under) 3%, not 26%, going by percentages above.

by Anonymousreply 24June 10, 2024 2:28 AM

**Breaking News: New Study Reveals Gen Z in the Workplace is Helpless Due to Absurd Reason**

**Dateline: June 9, 2024**

In a stunning revelation that has left HR departments nationwide scratching their heads, a new study published by the Institute for Ridiculous Workplace Phenomena (IRWP) has concluded that Gen Z employees are utterly helpless in the workplace due to their inexplicable inability to open basic office doors.

The study, conducted over a six-month period in offices across the country, found that 82% of Gen Z workers frequently find themselves trapped in conference rooms, bathrooms, and even their own cubicles, all due to their baffling struggle with door handles. Researchers initially hypothesized that the issue might be related to unfamiliarity with traditional door mechanisms, but the reality proved far more perplexing.

“We initially thought it was a lack of exposure to non-automated doors,” said Dr. Felicity Farce, lead researcher at IRWP. “But it turns out, these young professionals are simply stymied by the concept of turning a knob or pushing a handle. It's as if they expect every door to function with a swipe or voice command.”

In interviews with bewildered Gen Z employees, many admitted that their door dilemma stems from a lifetime of using sliding doors, automatic doors, and digital keypads. "I just thought all doors would just open when I walked up to them," confessed one 24-year-old marketing associate. "I’ve spent more time trying to figure out doors than actually working."

Corporate trainers are now devising emergency workshops to tackle this bizarre issue, with courses titled “Door Operation 101” and “Knobs, Handles, and Hinges: A Survival Guide.” Some companies are even considering a return to fully automated door systems to avoid further productivity losses.

The study also uncovered related issues, such as Gen Z’s apparent bewilderment with fax machines, staplers, and filing cabinets. One intern was reportedly found trying to ‘swipe right’ on a Rolodex.

“It's a real challenge,” admitted HR manager Steve Quirk. “We've had to put signs on all doors with step-by-step instructions. And let me tell you, explaining a fax machine to someone born after 2000 is like teaching a fish to ride a bicycle.”

As workplaces scramble to adapt to these unexpected hurdles, the debate continues on how best to integrate a generation raised on screens into the physical realm of the office. Until then, companies are advised to stock up on automated doors and patience.

For now, it seems the struggle is real for Gen Z, proving once again that every generation has its quirks and challenges. The office landscape continues to evolve, and we can only hope that with the right training and a few more automatic doors, the future will be brighter – and more accessible – for everyone.

**This is News Network’s Chuck Finnegan, reporting live. Back to you in the studio!**

by Anonymousreply 25June 10, 2024 2:58 AM

[quote]OMG

Dyatlov, right?

by Anonymousreply 26June 10, 2024 3:14 AM

My Gen Z. Assistant was fine with doors but was unable to figure out how to order the department’s lunch the day Uber Eats went down.

There were 3 great cafes, (from which we would sometimes order on Uber) across the street or one block east of our building. She couldn’t fathom just walking to one, placing the order in person and then carrying the food back herself. This is unfortunately a true story.

by Anonymousreply 27June 10, 2024 9:57 AM

If i had a potential employee bring their parent to an interview i would tell the prospect sorry i just filled the position. I wouldn't even give them 2 minutes of my time.

by Anonymousreply 28June 10, 2024 10:31 AM

This happened to me, but it was way back in the mid 70s. I had an interview set up with a young lady for a secretarial job. When she arrived the receptionist came into my office and said "you're not going to believe this, the applicant is here WITH HER MOTHER". I chuckled and said "well it takes all kinds, doesn't it". So rather than have the receptionist escort the young lady in alone and risk a confrontation with her mother I went out and introduced myself to the applicant and invited her back to my office. Then I looked at the mother and said "if you'd like to have a seat we'll be done in about 20 minutes". The mother gave me a rage look and said "I am her mother and I'll be with her during the interview". I just smiled and said "I'm sorry, but I don't interview mothers, I only interview applicants, and if an applicant is incapable of interviewing for a job without her parent there with her I would be unable to consider her for a position, so you ladies have a nice day". As I turned to walk away she thundered "I'M GOING TO SUE YOU FOR DISCRIMINATION". I looked back and said "look forward to it". The mother grabbed her daughter and they stormed out. Never heard from them again, or their attorney.

by Anonymousreply 29June 10, 2024 10:42 AM

[quote]26 percent of Gen Z applicants bringing parent to job interview

And most are from liberal households, no doubt.

Liberals baby their kids too much and rarely discipline them.

by Anonymousreply 30June 10, 2024 10:44 AM

I work with a woman who has a 22 year old daughter who got accepted to law school. There was a meet-and-greet mixer for the newly admitted students. Of course the mother went with her. She’s 22, for fucks sake.

by Anonymousreply 31June 10, 2024 10:49 AM

This thread pissed off a lot of zoomers who show up at interviews with their mothers and are still looking for a job. These are the posters who are crying "Bullshit!" and "Not true!".

by Anonymousreply 32June 10, 2024 11:56 AM

This "research" is a little dubious. My husband is in HR and is connected to dozens of interviews weekly for a large company. He said only once a while back it was very clear that a parent had done the phone interview, because the girl on camera spoke so differently on video than on phone (literally, like omg, like literally, etc.).

Who knows!

by Anonymousreply 33June 10, 2024 12:12 PM

Wow, what a fucking disaster

by Anonymousreply 34June 12, 2024 8:26 AM

She kept her husband of 58 years at home until he died of complications from Alzheimer's. I think that says a lot about her. She must have had very good in house health care people because keeping someone like that at home until the end would kill most people if they're trying to care for them alone.

by Anonymousreply 35June 12, 2024 11:44 AM

^^Oops, wrong thread.

by Anonymousreply 36June 12, 2024 11:46 AM

This is based on an informal survey by a company that helps people with their resumés for a fee.

That said, it's easy to believe that the gist - those in their late teens and twenties actually bring parents with them to job interviews - is essentially true. Anybody who knows/works with this cohort realizes that this sort of thing seems reasonable to them

[quote] It says that of the 31% who had a parent accompany them to the interview 37% had the parent come in. So a pretty small number.

Spoken like a true Zoomer or younger Millennial.

The appropriate percentage of people who should have parents accompany them to job interviews is zero.

by Anonymousreply 37June 12, 2024 11:53 AM

In my career where I interviewed many applicants for academic-related jobs, I would never interview a candidate who brought a parent to the interview. Full stop.

by Anonymousreply 38June 12, 2024 12:32 PM

[quote] The appropriate percentage of people who should have parents accompany them to job interviews is zero.

Le sigh R37. Like I said earlier the actual number is just under 3% by the numbers supplied at OP. Can none of you do maths?

100% is the sample set.

[quote] survey found that 26 percent of the Gen Z respondents actually involve their parents in the interview process

26% of those involved their parent in the interview process.

[quote] 31 percent of those respondents had a parent accompany them to an in-person interview

31% of the 26% had a parent accompany them “of those” is very significant here:

26% of 31% leaves us with 8% of the original sample set that have a parent accompany them to the interview.

[quote] For those that said they had a parent come with them to an in-person interview, 37 percent of respondents said they had their mom or dad come into the office, and 26 percent of respondents said one of their parents physically sat in the room while the interview took place.

Again it’s an “of those” situation. So of the 8% that had a parent come with, 26% of those had a parent come into the room. This leaves us with (just under) 3% of the original sample set.

3% is a pretty small number. While I agree with you that nobody should have a patent with them at an interview, it’s statistically insignificant number. And doesn’t account for fluctuations from mean for the sample set, or maybe those respondents are disabled and their parent is a carer etc.

This is a perfect example of right wing reporting tricking people by using very simple maths and wording tricks. If you were all more fluent in maths we wouldn’t have this thread. But here we are.

Who’s gonna start a thread about boomers lacking statistics knowledge and how it’s a danger for the workplace?

by Anonymousreply 39June 12, 2024 5:07 PM
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