Kindle: How Gamification Can Motivate Jobseekers

  • Bart van der Kruys
  • Vassilis Javed KhanEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9191)


Prolonged unemployment can lead to depression and a loss of self-esteem. Gamification is a strategy that engages and motivates groups of people by implementing game mechanics and dynamics in an existing non-gaming system. This paper studies the possibility of using gamification to motivate job seekers. To test the effectiveness of the ideas proposed in this paper, a between-subjects study was executed. Those results, although preliminary, do suggest the potential of including gamification features in job seeking systems.


Gamification in business Jobseekers Unemployment 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Academy for Digital EntertainmentNHTV Breda University of Applied SciencesBredaThe Netherlands

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