How people search for a job? : the difference of job search behavior between younger and older people.

Blömer, Daisy D. (2015) How people search for a job? : the difference of job search behavior between younger and older people.

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Abstract:Job search behavior is a goal oriented action, that activates search behavior to bring about the goal. Past research shows that there is a difference between goals of younger and older people. When the age has increased, the goals shift from a more extrinsic performance-oriented, to a more intrinsic mastery-related pattern. The way age influence job search goals has not been studied before, so this behavior of people is studied here by introducing the job search goals and job search methods. The objective of this study was to link the concept of age with the job search goals and the job search methods, and minimize the gap between the influence of age on the job search goals. The expectations I made, were tested by conducting interviews of younger and older people. A total of twenty interviews were conducted. The findings of this study demonstrate that younger workers make more use of the job search goal finding a new job, and older workers make more use of developing a network, and staying aware. Also the findings should be show that younger workers make more use of formal job search methods and older workers make more use of informal job search methods.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:Business Administration MSc (60644)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/67553
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