An emerging trend in job interviews is for people to bring one or both of their parents with them. And, it's working.

I can't tell you the last time I went on a job interview or even where my resume is located but I can tell you that my parents never went with me to interview for a job.

But, that is all changing. According to Men's Health it's the new hiring trend.

A father tagged along on his son's job interview. Weird, right? But the kid got the job. Is that normal? It's not as strange as you might think. It's an emerging trend, and many firms consider parental involvement in the hiring process to be best practice.

"The parents wouldn't necessarily answer the question but put more information on the table," says Northwestern Mutual field internship director Michael Van Grinsven. At a minimum, coach your kids.

A LinkedIn poll found that two-thirds of professionals wished their parents offered more guidance. Just consider how involved you want to be. If you're a helicopter type and the company seems tolerant, tag along. If not, then don't. Professional development speaker Jeff Havens says showing up alone is a candidate's first chance to show that they're independent.

What do you think of this new practice?

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