Job search in the age of pandemic: How COVID 19 anxiety influences the job search behaviour of graduate students: An empirical analysis
This study is aimed to discover impact of COVID-19 anxiety on job search behavior among new graduate students at the University of Technology and Applied Sciences, Oman. The main objective of the study is focus on understand the relationship among covid-19 anxiety and job search behavior among the newly graduate student. It is crucial to understand how the new graduate students are able to encounter pandemic consequences and how they are managing the level of anxiety in this difficult situation while searching for jobs. With regard to the situation of COVID-19, the time available was limited to collect whatever information we need in the study and the collection of data was done mainly through the internet. We claim that the epidemic of COVID-19 created a significant occurrence because it was new, worrying, and life-threatening. We test this theory by giving graduate students a questionnaire to see how COVID-19 has influenced their job-search behavior. The researchers were able to get responses from 164 respondents both job seekers and employees. The study found that most of the new graduated students feel very concerned about their future and because of the country's economic conditions. Moreover, from the study we found that many of the job seekers, the job search behaviour is different from prior pandemic (COVID-19). The study suggests relationship between anxiety and job search behaviour is very strong.
Uzma Jahan. Job search in the age of pandemic: How COVID 19 anxiety influences the job search behaviour of graduate students: An empirical analysis. Int J Res Hum Resour Manage 2023;5(2):116-125. DOI: 10.33545/26633213.2023.v5.i2b.155