If this question sounds absurd, you are most likely older than a millennial. Young job candidates are seriously pondering this as they are potentially considered for employment. My theory is that is why they are still considered a ‘candidate’ rather than an ’employee’. Here was my response to the question recently posed by Career Bliss:

“I already have trouble taking a potential employee seriously when he or she uses a parent as a reference on an employment application,” says Timothy Trudeau of Syntax Creative.

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