Examining The Relationship Between Job Search Behaviors And Personality

ASU Author/Contributor (non-ASU co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Taylor Parkins (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
Web Site: https://library.appstate.edu/
Andrew Smith

Abstract: Employee recruitment is a critical process in which organizations actively utilize recruitment sources in order to attract the best potential candidates to fill open positions. Previous research into recruitment sources have increased significantly in the past several years but have primarily focused on post-hire outcomes. Research on pre-hire outcomes may lend opportunities for corporate recruiters to be able to predict the quality of potential job candidates before being hired. Drawing on the importance of recruitment sources and pre-hire outcomes, this study investigates the possibility of predicting applicant personality traits from their job search strategies. A total of 226 participants completed an online survey that measured both their personality traits and their job search behaviors. Results found that several job search strategies did indeed correlate with certain personality traits but did not support all hypothesized correlations.

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Honors Project
Parkins, T. (2019). Examining The Relationship Between Job Search Behaviors And Personality. Unpublished Honors Thesis. Appalachian State University, Boone, NC.
Language: English
Date: 2019
Job search, Personality, Recruitment, Job performance, Applicants

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