Providing advice to jobseekers at low cost : an experimental study on online advice
Title: Providing advice to jobseekers at low cost : an experimental study on online advice
Citation: The review of economic studies, 2018, OnlineFirst
ISSN: 1467-937X; 2069-0606
We develop and evaluate experimentally a novel tool that redesigns the job search process by providingtailoredadviceatlowcost.Weinvitedjobseekerstoourcomputerfacilitiesfortwelveconsecutive weekly sessions to search for real jobs on our web interface. For one-half, instead of relying on their own search criteria, we use readily available labour market data to display relevant alternative occupations and associated jobs. The data indicate that this broadens the set of jobs they consider and increases their job interviewsespeciallyforparticipantswhootherwisesearchnarrowlyandhavebeenunemployedforafew months.
Published: 05 October 2018; This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Type of Access: openAccess
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