Konsten att hitta ett arbete : En fråga om socialt kapital?
The purpose of this study is to examine how individuals' social capital can affect the opportunities for finding a job. That is, what benefits social contacts can provide in the hunt for a new job. The main questions that will be answered throughout this study are:
- Of what importance are social contacts when looking for a job?
- What are the advantages and disadvantages that the respondents present with recruitment thru informal channels/social contacts?
-What are the advantages and disadvantages that social contacts can provide in terms of personal recommendations when looking for a job according to the recruiters?
The study is based on five qualitative interviews with mainly recruiters from various parts of the labor market. The collected empirical data that the study has yielded indicate that individuals' social capital of the highest degree is crucial for the opportunities they have to find a job. Individual contacts are increasingly important to be able to move between jobs in the labor market. If you have contacts that can also recommend you have a tremendous advantage over other applicants. The study shows that social contacts are extremely important, sometimes even more important than competence.
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