13. 1 choosing a career: most people spend more time working than performing any other activity, need clear grasp of your personal characteristics. It is more important than ever to choose your career carefully. Individuals who exhibit secure attachment and who have a sense of self-efficacy about career relevant abilities find it easier to make career choices. Interests underlie your motivation for work and your job satisfaction directed you are in the workplace. Job choices influences by family background and social class. Jobs that you like tend to be like those of your parents: people who grow up in middle-class homes are likely to aspire to high-paying professions in law, medicine or business. Individuals from low income families often lean toward blue collar jobs: why do we pick jobs similar to our parents, we have similar levels of education. Researching job characteristics: second step in selecting job is learning info about jobs, must narrow search before you start gathering info.