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Current Approaches in Social Sciences

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

Current Approaches in Social Sciences is a collection of research papers on a wide range of social issues written by researchers from several different institutions. The book will appeal to educators, researchers, social students and teachers of all subjects and of all levels, who wish to develop personally and professionally. It will also be useful to all those who interact, one way or another, with both students and teachers in a social context.


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Content Analysis of Job Advertisements in Newspapers Published in Ottoman Turkish (Osman Bayraktar)


Osman Bayraktar1 Content Analysis of Job Advertisements in Newspapers Published in Ottoman Turkish Abstract: This article focuses on the content analysis of job advertisements published in the late Ottoman period and in the early years of Republic. Newspapers, which belong to a period that is over a quarter century from the year of 1909 to 1928 when the alphabet change was experienced, were chosen and job advertisements were scanned. The quantita- tive evaluation of the research study is based on 125 advertisements published in Ottoman Turkish in between 1909 and 1924 and on 173 different positions that take place in these advertisements. 87% of the job advertisements were given by public institutions and 13% were given by private companies. In the period researched, for 25 years, there was no important change in terms of the qualifications of the employees searched for. Through the example advertisements, we attempted to extract the mind map that managers used while searching for personnel. While in public institutions’ recruitment, education level and exam effectiveness came to forefront, in the recruitment in the private sector, efficacy and ability necessities came to the forefront. Keywords: Job advertisements in Ottomans, recruitment in Ottomans, employee qualifica- tion requirements in Ottomans. 1. Introduction The employment area in social structure of the Ottoman, which was not entered into the industrialisation period, was mostly limited to government staff that con- stituted military and governmental bureaucracy. In this approach, the candidate pool, how to reach these candidates, and the candidate selection criteria were...

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