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Online job search discouragement: how employment platforms and digital exclusion shape the experience of low‐qualified job seekers?

Dumont, Guillaume, De Marco, Stefano and Heslper, Ellen ORCID: 0000-0002-0852-2853 (2023) Online job search discouragement: how employment platforms and digital exclusion shape the experience of low‐qualified job seekers? New Technology, Work and Employment. ISSN 0268-1072

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Identification Number: 10.1111/ntwe.12279

Abstract

How do people experience the platform-mediated job search process? We explore this question based on a sample of in-depth interviews (n = 20) with low-qualified, unemployed Spanish job seekers. Our main finding shows that the ways they use Information and Communication Technologies negatively impact their engagement in online job search activities. Based on our findings, we develop a framework of online job search discouragement revolving around crafting online profiles, applying for jobs, reviewing application statuses and integrating the tensions these activities carry for the experience and the outcome of the platform-mediated job search.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/1468005x
Additional Information: © 2023 Brian Towers (BRITOW) and John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
Divisions: Media and Communications
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2023 10:57
Last Modified: 19 May 2024 06:00
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/120166

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