The most extreme helicopter parents are accompanying their children on job interviews these days (yes, really), but mom and dad don’t have to hold your hand in HR to help give your career a boost. Here are eight stories from people whose parents secured their first job for them. Some parents scored their kids cushy gigs with a well-placed phone call. Others gave them glowing recommendations. And then there’s the guy whose dad got him a job digging up graves at a local cemetery.
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