Employed Job Seekers and Job-to-Job Search Chapter uri icon


  • The purpose of this chapter is to review and integrate the existing research on job-to-job search behavior. The authors provide an overview of the various job-search and employee withdrawal/turnover models followed by a review of the prior empirical findings on the processes, antecedents, and outcomes of job-search behavior within the context of employed individuals. An important focus of this paper is the authors explicit focus on the varying objectives an employee may have for engaging in job-search activity. The chapter concludes by discussing developing issues in this research area and offering directions for future research to enhance our understanding of job-to-job search behavior.

author list (cited authors)

  • Boswell, W. R., & Gardner, R. G.

editor list (cited editors)

  • Klehe, U., & van Hooft, E.

Book Title

  • The Oxford Handbook of Job Loss and Job Search

publication date

  • January 2014