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Contemporary Approaches in Humanities

Edited By Hasan Arslan, Mehmet Ali Içbay, Günther Löschnigg and Rasim Yilmaz

This book presents a collection of papers written by researchers, teachers, administrators, analysts and graduate students working and doing research in the field of social sciences. The scientific studies include a wide range of topics from the analysis of social science textbooks to the teacher image in newspapers, the relationship between self-efficacy and cognitive level and the role of organizational silence on the loneliness of academics in work life.

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A Study about Job Search Behaviour of Unemployed Individuals with Higher Education Degree: The Case of Canakkale Province (Bünyamin Bacak / Ebru Kanyilmaz Polat / Ali Şahin Örnek)

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Bünyamin Bacak, Ebru Kanyılmaz Polat* & Ali Şahin Örnek**

A Study about Job Search Behaviour of Unemployed Individuals with Higher Education Degree: The Case of Canakkale Province1

Introduction

Job search is one of the most elementary behaviours that eliminates unemployment. Job search behaviour constitutes one of the basic elements of getting a job. The duration of unemployment is reduced when job search is shaped by the influence of effective environmental and individual factors. It is mentioned in recent studies that effective and qualified job search process provided re-employment successfully (Vinokur and Schuller 2002: 80). As a result of an uneffective job search, individuals can find job which will not comply with their qualifications and expectations. Today, it is known that many people work in jobs that are below their qualifications and they do not like their jobs and have the intention to find new jobs while they are actively working. One of the most likely reasons of this situation which could be referred to as underemployment is the employment resulted after an uneffective job search.

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