LinkedIn UK announced an initiative called Bring in Your Parents Day, which is “a global initiative designed to help bridge the gap between parents and their professional children.” The LinkedIn Bring In Your Parents Day will take place on November 7, 2013.
Here’s the actual list: 10 Most Misunderstood Jobs
#3 – social media manager
#7 – public relations manager
Frankly I’m not too surprised. I’ve tried explaining to my mother over and over and she still asks me what I do and has incorrectly explained it to many people. While this Business Insider link has different numbers than the above link, here’s what they recommend saying:
^Probably a pretty inaccurate way of explaining what you do since there are several facets of public relations, in my opinion.
Some of the findings:
- 46% of parents in the UK don’t fully understand their child’s job
- 59% of parents want to know more about what their child does for work
- 50% of parents say they could be of benefit to their offspring by having a better understanding of their career
- A97% of parents say they’re “proud” of their kids’ professional achievements