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Parents and the Job Search

Beverly Lorig, director of career services at Washington and Lee, offered sage (and timely) advice for parents of students graduating this month. In a column that she wrote for the Wall Street Journal’s blog, “Hire Education,” she addressed comments directly to parents, telling them not to believe that, come commencement, their son or daughter will be the only member of the class without a job offer.

And, as Beverly wrote, this economy makes that search all the more difficult and requires what she termed “polite persistence.”

Read her column, Attention, Nervous Parents in the Audience.