Event: 'Informal Morning Session with Dr. Silvia Bonaccio' Print
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Date: Friday, November 16, 2012 At 10:00 AM
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Please direct any questions concerning these events to: Professor Gary Johns Concordia University Research Chair in Management
Email: gjohns@jmsb.concordia.ca

The John Molson School of Business Concordia University Research Chair in Management presents Silvia Bonaccio, Associate Professor, Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa.

Date Friday, November 16, 2012
Time Morning Session (see below) 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Presentation 2 p.m.
Location Concordia University MB Building, Room MB 6.260 (6th floor)
1450 Guy Street (de Maisonneuve Blvd. West), Montreal, Quebec.
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Qualitative Study of Emotions during the Job Search and Choice Process among Novice Job Seekers

This talk will discuss the role of emotions in the job search and choice process of novice job seekers. Results of qualitative analyses of job seekers’ first-person accounts indicate that job seekers whose recollections of their job search contained emotional language were more likely to display a haphazard job search strategy than those whose recollections did not. They were also more likely to engage in choice strategies that were not driven by concrete criteria. In comparison, participants whose recollections were not emotion-laden reported more criteria-driven choice strategies, and did not display the tendency to revise or lower their standards or to settle for a less desirable job than they had been seeking. Implications of these findings are discussed in terms of the role of emotions in job search and choice research as well as in terms of job search counseling for novice job seekers.

Silvia Bonaccio


Silvia Bonaccio, Associate Professor, Telfer School of Management, University of OttawaDr. Bonaccio earned a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Purdue University. She also holds a M.Sc. from Concordia University's John Molson School of Business and a B.A. in Psychology from McGill University. Her research focuses on the giving and taking of advice during decisions and on the factors that promote positive exchanges between decision makers and advisors. Her other research interests lie in the investigation of individual differences commonly used in employee selection. She is specifically interested in whether and, if so, how non-cognitive individual differences (e.g., personality, test anxiety) influence the measurement of cognitive abilities. Dr. Bonaccio has published in journals such as Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Vocational Behavior, Intelligence, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, Personality and Individual Differences, and International Journal of Selection and Assessment. She has also contributed to the Encyclopedia of Industrial and Organizational Psychology and has made numerous presentations at national and international conferences. She is on the editorial board at the Journal of Business and Psychology, and she serves as an ad hoc reviewer for several other journals on a regular basis.

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Informal Morning Session - Open to All

On the morning of November 16, Dr. Bonaccio will also meet informally with interested MSc and PhD students from all universities.  This session will be held in room MB 14-101 (14th floor), 1450 Guy Street (at de Maisonneuve Blvd.) from 10  - 11:30 p.m. Coffee and pastries will be served. 

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Please direct any questions concerning these events to:

Professor Gary Johns
Concordia University Research Chair in Management
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