Force your children to get a summer job

And they'll love you for it when they're 30.  The biggest issue I have as a progfessional recruiter continues to be the work ethic – or lack there of – of most new graduates.  More and more of my friends like to


send their children my way for career advice as they near college graduation [you now know I'm really really old]. 

The difference in the expectations between those who have had summer jobs and those who haven't are simply stunning.  Thos who've had summer jobs understand the need to actually work instead of just expecting to show up and be the president on day 3.

The single best thing you can do for your children is to throw them out into the real world – if only for the summer – as fast as possible.  I guarantee you they’ll learn what work really is AND it’ll convince them to get a good education so they aren’t stuck in some job they hate for the rest of their lives. Don’t expect a thanks until you’re too old to cash it though!

Compliments of David E Perry and Kevin Donlin. For more creative job search tactics, go to the Guerrilla Marketing for job hunters blog and download the free audio CD.

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