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date: 05 April 2020

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Job advertisements are often used by job seekers during the early stages of recruitment to gather organizational and job information. Much scholarly work has been devoted to understanding how and why these recruitment materials affect job seekers. This chapter reviews the theoretical approaches commonly used to explain job advertisement effects, as well as empirical findings relating job advertisements to a variety of important recruitment outcomes. In addition, we offer suggestions for future research to provide a more complete picture of how recruiting organizations can use job advertisements to enhance recruitment success.

Keywords: job advertisements, recruitment, organizational attractiveness, information credibility, person–organization fit

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