Sons are 2.7 times as likely to have the same job as their father compared to the rest of the population and 2 times as likely to have the same job as their mother, according to New York Times analysis. Similarly, daughters are 1.8 and 1.7 times, respectively, as likely to have the same job as a mother or father. Being aware of this strong influence is one of the principles that can guide you in your own career search.
Parents, Peers, and the Past Matter
What are the most interesting careers or vocations of your family and close friends? How has exposure to these careers impacted your career choices?
See Your Invisible Skills
Have you noticed that it is easier to see what other people are good at than to see what you are good at? What skills and abilities have others said they see in you?
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