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date: 02 April 2020

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Although job choice is often considered synonymous with job offer acceptance, this chapter argues that job choice should be reconceptualized as the entirety of the behavioral choices an applicant makes during recruitment. Specifically, applicants are faced with the decisions of whether to apply to organizations, whether to maintain their applicant status or withdraw from the recruitment process, and ultimately whether to accept or reject offers of employment. The primary goals of this chapter are to review job choice theory and extant research and to present a process model articulating the goals, reactions, and decisions involved in applicant job choice.

Keywords: job choice, job application, recruitment withdrawal, job offer acceptance, job choice process, recruitment

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