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Thomsen, S., Wittich, M. Which One to Choose? Evidence on the Choice and Success of Job Search Methods. Journal of Contextual Economics – Schmollers Jahrbuch, 130(4), 445-483. https://doi.org/10.3790/schm.130.4.445
Thomsen, Stephan L. and Wittich, Mick "Which One to Choose? Evidence on the Choice and Success of Job Search Methods" Journal of Contextual Economics – Schmollers Jahrbuch 130.4, 2010, 445-483. https://doi.org/10.3790/schm.130.4.445
Thomsen, Stephan L./Wittich, Mick (2010): Which One to Choose? Evidence on the Choice and Success of Job Search Methods, in: Journal of Contextual Economics – Schmollers Jahrbuch, vol. 130, iss. 4, 445-483, [online] https://doi.org/10.3790/schm.130.4.445

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Which One to Choose? Evidence on the Choice and Success of Job Search Methods

Thomsen, Stephan L. | Wittich, Mick

Journal of Contextual Economics – Schmollers Jahrbuch, Vol. 130 (2010), Iss. 4 : pp. 445–483

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Stephan L. Thomsen, Department of Economics and Management, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, PO Box 4120, 39016 Magdeburg.

Mick Wittich, University of Magdeburg.

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Abstract

This paper empirically investigates the determinants of the choice of six different job search channels and the job search intensity, and the resulting success in terms of employment uptake of the job seeker. The channels comprise the public employment agency, advertisements in newspapers and journals, internet job search, recruitment agencies, direct applications, and personal contacts. In line with the findings for other countries, the results show that consideration of a larger number of channels raises the employment chances. The estimates of the determinants exhibit specific patterns for the choice of the single channels and the level of search intensity. The results of success of the job search channels reveal that the public employment agency is ineffective and harms the employment chances of the unemployed job seekers. In contrast, direct applications for jobs increase the employment chances.

Received: February 23, 2010

Accepted: November 10, 2010