The Oxford Handbook of Job Loss and Job Search

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Ute-Christine Klehe, Edwin A. J. van Hooft
Oxford University Press, 2018 - Career changes - 615 pages
Job search is and always has been an integral part of people's working lives. Whether one is brand new to the labor market or considered a mature, experienced worker, job seekers are regularly met with new challenges in a variety of organizational settings. Edited by Ute-Christine Klehe and Edwin A.J. van Hooft, The Oxford Handbook of Job Loss and Job Search provides readers with one of the first comprehensive overviews of the latest research and empirical knowledge in the areas of job loss and job search.

Multidisciplinary in nature, Klehe, van Hooft, and their contributing authors offer fascinating insight into the diverse theoretical and methodological perspectives from which job loss and job search have been studied, such as psychology, sociology, labor studies, and economics. Discussing the antecedents and consequences of job loss, as well as outside circumstances that may necessitate a more rigorous job hunt, this Handbook presents in-depth and up-to-date knowledge on the methods and processes of this important time in one's life. Further, it examines the unique circumstances faced by different populations during their job search, such as those working job-to-job, the unemployed, mature job seekers, international job seekers, and temporary employed workers.

Job loss and unemployment are among the worst stressors individuals can encounter during their lifetimes. As a result, this Handbook concludes with a discussion of the various types of interventions developed to aid the unemployed. Further, it offers readers important insights and identifies best practices for both scholars and practitioners working in the areas of job loss, unemployment, career transitions, outplacement, and job search.


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What to Expect
Historic Perspective and Job Insecurity
Section II Consequences of Job Loss and Unemployment
Section III Theoretical Perspectives to Job Loss and Job Search
Section IV Components and Phases of Job Search
Section V Career Transitions
Section VI Special Populations
Section VII Programs to Support JobSearch and End Spells of Unemployment

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Ute-Christine Klehe chairs the team of Work and Organizational Psychology at Justus-Liebig-University Giessen in Germany. Her research addresses career self-management and career transitions, particular when faced with economic stressors, as well as personnel selection and performance. Her work has been published in the Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, the Journal of Vocational Behavior, the Journal of Organizational Behavior, and others.

Edwin A.J. van Hooft is an Associate Professor of Work and Organizational Psychology at the University of Amsterdam. His research interests include motivation and self-regulation, job search behavior, job loss, re-employment, recruitment, and assessment. His work has appeared in journals such as the Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, the Journal of Vocational Behavior, the Journal of Occupational and Health Psychology, and the Academy of Management Journal.

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