How involved should a parent be when it comes to a child's job hunt? John Salveson of executive search firm Salveson Stetson Group said offering advice and guidance is the most important tool a working parent can offer.
"Finding a first job has become much more difficult than when many of us embarked on our careers," Salveson said.
The company offers these tips to parents of job seekers:
* Recognize that you are your children's greatest resource. Coach them on how to make the most of networking and how to recognize their strengths and weaknesses. Consider role-playing and mock interviews to help them prepare for job interviews.