Employability and job search during unemployment: An explorative study

Author/s Emanuela Ingusci
Publishing Year 2015 Issue 2015/137
Language English Pages 15 P. 130-144 File size 135 KB
DOI 10.3280/SL2015-137008
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Employability is defined as a psycho-social construct comprised of three dimensions: adaptability, career identity and human and social capital. Some scholars deal with employability from a person-centered perspective, independently from one’s employment status. It means that one can be employable without necessarily being in employment. The psycho-social model has been applied in helping individuals to cope with unemployment as it can be used to assist them to recognize that their employability can be self-improved, despite the temporary absence of employment. Starting from this perspective, the aim of this paper is to explore the employability in a cluster of unemployed workers. Employability was found out to be positively related to job search behavior.

Keywords: Employability, job search behavior, unemployment

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Emanuela Ingusci, Employability and job search during unemployment: An explorative study in "SOCIOLOGIA DEL LAVORO " 137/2015, pp 130-144, DOI: 10.3280/SL2015-137008