Job Searches via Social Networking Sites

  • Employed Job Seekers Intentions
  • Norazah Mohd Suki, T. Ramayah, Michelle Kow Pei Ming
  • IGI Global
  • DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61350-168-9.ch022

What is it about?

This chapter aims to examine the factors influencing employed job seekers’ acceptance of social networking sites as a job search tool.

Why is it important?

This chapter aims to examine the factors influencing employed job seekers’ acceptance of social networking sites as a job search tool. It was found that perceived usefulness and perceived enjoyment are positively and significantly related to the behavioral intention to use social networking sites as a job search tool, whereas perceived ease of use is not positively and significantly related to the behavioral intention to use social networking sites as a job search tool. The study implies that the developers of social networking sites need to provide additional useful functionalities or tools in the social networking sites to help users of social networking site with their job searches. There needs to be an assurance that social networking sites will not disclose an individual’s private and confidential information without his or her consent.

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Professor Dr Norazah Mohd Suki
Universiti Utara Malaysia

This chapter aims to examine the factors influencing employed job seekers’ acceptance of social networking sites as a job search tool. It was found that perceived usefulness and perceived enjoyment are positively and significantly related to the behavioral intention to use social networking sites as a job search tool, whereas perceived ease of use is not positively and significantly related to the behavioral intention to use social networking sites as a job search tool. The study implies that the developers of social networking sites need to provide additional useful functionalities or tools in the social networking sites to help users of social networking site with their job searches. There needs to be an assurance that social networking sites will not disclose an individual’s private and confidential information without his or her consent.

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