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Providing Advice to Jobseekers at Low Cost: An Experimental Study on Online Advice

Michèle Belot (), Philipp Kircher and Paul Muller ()

The Review of Economic Studies, 2019, vol. 86, issue 4, 1411-1447

Abstract: We develop and evaluate experimentally a novel tool that redesigns the job search process by providing tailored advice at low cost. We invited jobseekers to our computer facilities for twelve consecutive 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 interviews especially for participants who otherwise search narrowly and have been unemployed for a few months.

Keywords: Online job search; Occupational breadth; Search design (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C93 D83 J62 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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