ERIC Number: ED241726
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Feb-1
Reference Count: 0
Job Search: A Review of the Literature.
Mangum, Stephen L.
This review focuses on what the literature can tell about the appropriate content and conduct of a job search training program. The chapters correspond to the four bodies of literature concerning job searches that were reviewed. The chapter on the theoretical literature of the scholarly journals examines the basic model of job search, trade-off between leisure and wage, unemployment insurance, the link to macroeconomic theory, current model limitations, and models and public policy. The review of the empirical literature addressed to the testing of various theoretical hypotheses considers job searching methods, method efficiency, searching intensity, differences by subpopulations, recruitment and selection studies, interview preparation, and job searching assistance. The chapter dealing with the commercial literature of the private professional teachers of techniques of self-directed job search focuses on the authors, the addressee, perceptions of the fundamental problem, the goal, the assumptions about the job market, and the strategies. Chapter IV analyzes the program literature used in job searching workshops. The type of information and the presentation are discussed. Each chapter concludes with a discussion of lessons for job search training programs. A 300-item annotated bibliography is attached. (YLB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development.
Authoring Institution: Olympus Research Centers, Salt Lake City, UT.
Note: For a related document, see CE 038 468.