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Job-search strategies and reemployment quality: the impact of career adaptability

Job-search strategies and reemployment quality: the impact of career adaptability

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Title: Job-search strategies and reemployment quality: the impact of career adaptability
Author: Koen, Jessie
Klehe, Ute-Christine
Van Vianen, Annelies E.M.
Zikic, Jelena
Nauta, Aukje
Abstract: Past job-search research has focused on how hard unemployed people search for a job, but we still know little about the strategies that people use during their search and how we can predict the quality of the reemployment found, The first aim of this study was to predict the use of different job-search strategies via job-seekers' career adaptability, The second aim was to examine the impact of different job-search strategies on both the number of job-offers and the quality of the obtained job. In a two-wave study, 248 unemployed people indicated their career adaptability and the job-search strategies that they used. The use of a focused and exploratory strategy contributed to the number of job offers, whereas the use of an exploratory strategy reduced the quality of reemployment 8 months later. Moreover, career decision making and career confidence positively predicted reemployment quality. Implications for reemployment practice and further research are discussed.
Subject: Unemployment
Job-search strategies
Job-search behavior
Career adaptability
Reemployment quality
Reemployment
Type: Article
Rights: 10.1016/j.jvb.2010.02.004
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10315/6306
Published: Elsevier
Citation: Koen, J., Klehe, U.-C., Vianen, A. E. M., Zikic, J., & Nauta, A. (2010). Job-search strategies and reemployment quality - the impact of career adaptability. Journal of Vocational Behavior,77, 126-139.
Date: 2010

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