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Job Search Study: Literature review and analysis of the Labour Force Survey (RR726)

Job Search Study: Literature review and analysis of the Labour Force Survey

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Job Search Study: Literature review and analysis of the Labour Force Survey.

By Anne E. Green, Maria de Hoyos, Yuxin Li and David Owen.

The Job Search Study presents research findings from an investigation into job search practices among different sub-groups of job seekers, with particular reference to Jobseeker’s Allowance claimants and on the use of the internet for job search. The study involved a literature review of main aspects of job search and descriptive and multivariate analyses of Labour Force Survey data on job search.

The role of the internet in job search has increased significantly in recent years and in 2009, around 4 in 5 job seekers were making use of the internet in job search. People find jobs in many different ways, including through social networks and there is no single optimal method of job search. Personal Advisers in jobcentres play an important role in enhancing job seekers’ job search skills.