How Parents Can Help (or Hurt) a New Grad’s Job Search, with Margaret Roberts

If you are the parent of a college student, you want to do everything in your power to help your son or daughter find a great job after graduation. However, the things we think are helpful could actually have a negative impact. Encouraging your child to visit their career services center and attend events such as career fairs are specific ways to help, says Find Your Dream Job guest Margaret Roberts. Margaret also says that parents need to take a step back and allow their child to follow their own interests, rather than burdening them with the expectation that they will follow a certain path. About Our Guest: Margaret Roberts ( supports individuals in achieving success throughout their career life cycle. She leads the Career Management Center at the Eberhardt School of Business at the University of the Pacific ( She is also a freelance executive resume writer and is pursuing her EdD in Educational Leadership. Resources in This Episode: You can avoid the resume pitfalls we consistently see job seekers make with my resource: Don't Make These 8 Killer Resume Mistakes ( In this guide, I’ll show you how to avoid the most common errors and get employers to take a second look at your resume.

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