During my PhD (cum laude; received WAOP and ESVDC dissertation awards 2014), I examined the factors and processes by which people seek, find and retain (re-) employment.
In my dissertation, I showed that employability can foster (re-)employment, and that unemployed people’s employability can be enhanced through compulsory reemployment courses. I also showed that preparatory activities in the form of proactive career behaviors (i.e., career adaptability) can influence job search behavior and subsequent job quality. Finally, I successfully developed a training to enhance those preparatory activities.
My dissertation can be downloaded via the link below.