Publication Date

September 2001


This research expands the notion of “job search” beyond traditional models of searching for an alternative yet similar job, arguing that motivations for search are varied. Specifically, we investigate whether search objectives associate with use of different search processes. A study of high-level managers found mixed support for the hypotheses.


Suggested Citation
Boswell, W. R., Boudreau, J. W. & Dunford, B. B. (2001). The relationship between job search objectives and job search behavior (CAHRS Working Paper #01-15). Ithaca, NY: Cornell University, School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Center for Advanced Human Resource Studies.