Career, Counselor, Seattle, Bellevue, WA 98005

Genogram - Genetic and Family Influences on Careers


Taking a closer look at the evaluation process conducted by the Licensed Career Counselor, one begins to note the significance of family history and personal style in determining an appropriate career path. 

For instance, a common practice prior to the industrial age was for a son to follow in his father’s footsteps.  Children often were expected to follow the family tradition of a particular trade, and the family business assets were passed along from generation to generation.  Family names often referred to its given trade, such as Cartwright, Smith (a worker in metals) or Carpenter.  Upon the formation of guilds and trade unions, it became easier for young men to learn a trade other than that of his family through apprenticeship.  However, a lad often was limited to family “connections” in obtaining a coveted apprenticeship position. 


Family career traditions remain evident today. …

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