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

Koen, Jessie ; Klehe, Ute-Christine ; Van Vianen, Annelies E. M. ; Zikic, Jelena ; Nauta, Aukje


Originalveröffentlichung: (2010) Journal of Vocational Behavior 77 (2010) 1, 126-139; doi:10.1016/j.jvb.2010.02.004
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URN: urn:nbn:de:hebis:26-opus-85240
URL: http://geb.uni-giessen.de/geb/volltexte/2012/8524/

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Freie Schlagwörter (Englisch): unemployment , job search strategy , career adaptability , reemployment quality , job offers
Universität Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen
Institut: Arbeits- und Organisationspsychologie
Fachgebiet: Psychologie
DDC-Sachgruppe: Psychologie
Dokumentart: Aufsatz
Sprache: Englisch
Erstellungsjahr: 2010
Publikationsdatum: 04.01.2012
Kurzfassung auf Englisch: 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.
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