Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/145202
Authors: 
Belot, Michèle
Kircher, Philipp
Muller, Paul
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 10068
Abstract: 
We develop and evaluate experimentally a novel tool that redesigns the job search process by providing tailored advice at low cost. We invited job seekers to our computer facilities for 12 consecutive weekly sessions to search for real jobs on our web interface. For half, instead of relying on their own search criteria, we use readily available labor market data to display relevant alternative occupations and associated jobs. This significantly broadens the set of jobs they consider and significantly increases their job interviews. Effects are strongest for participants who otherwise search narrowly and have been unemployed for a few months.
Subjects: 
online job search
occupational broadness
search design
JEL: 
D83
J62
C93
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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