This will be a question that my wife and I will be asking ourselves quite soon.
Our two elder girls should be graduating next May, and will be looking to join the rat race.
We have friends who run businesses or are senior level executives in some of the bigger companies in town.
Should we let our children go through the process of writing a proper resume, apply for jobs, practice selling themselves at the interview and find their first job by themselves?
Or as parents, should we lend a “helping hand”?
My wife and I have decided that our helping hand will be limited to helping the children pick up (in necessary, through additional formal education) non academic skills that may assist them in their careers.
After that, Along and Aja have to do their best to sort themselves out.
My wife and I, believe that in asking a “friend” to employ our children, we may in some way, compromise our relationships. Our friends, just like any other employer, would have to screen all applicants and chose whom they think are best suited.
My wife and I just have to focus on guiding and preparing our children as best as we can, so that they fall within the “best suited” or at least “better suited” category