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Parents Participating in Job Hunting Unnecessary
    2007-01-17 11:03:49     CRIENGLISH.com

The period after the New Year holiday has always been a busy one for Chinese college students seeking a job.

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But this year, one thing is different: job fairs are not only embracing students but also some of their parents - who are willing to travel all the way from home to offer their kids suggestions and take care of their daily lives.

Beijing Morning Post says that as graduates face increasing pressure in the job market, parents are sparing no efforts in offering their kids a hand in the job-seeking process. Some of the parents even rent apartments near their offsprings' campus, staying there until a job has been secured.

Many recruiters are not in favor of this trend. According to the paper, big companies like Nokia have described job hunting is the test of a student's practical ability. If these students are still holding on to their parents' hands, how can they work alone having entered the company?

Some job advisors also say that parents need to give their kids greater independence in this process that they needn't take care of everything down to the last detail.

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