The topic of job choice subsumes all the activities involved in the process of deciding where to work. The concept underlying job choice research is that individuals are motivated to find work consistent with their preferences and goals. Job seekers engage in a goal-directed search process and compare each potential job and organization relative to alternatives. The job choice literature has been heavily informed by the literature on recruiting and person–environment fit. The unique contribution of research on job choice is the focus on the individual job seeker and his or her information acquisition and decision-making strategy.

Expectancy and Job Choice

Most job-choice models start from some variant of expectancy theory. Job seekers begin from a set of alternative jobs and organizations, and then evaluate the attractiveness ...

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