Tips for Using Google for Jobs
How Google for Jobs Will Make Your Job Search Easier
Your job search is now a whole lot easier. Google has jumped into the career arena with a new product – Google for Jobs.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai unveiled the new platform for job seekers on May 17, 2017 at the Google I/O conference for developers. Pichai said, "Google for Jobs is our commitment to use our products to help people find work." It has been rolled out in the U.S., and will later expand to other countries.
During the keynote speech, Pichai referenced data indicating that 46 percent of employers reported a talent shortage and had difficulty finding the right candidates for key jobs. Google is committed to addressing this issue by providing a more effective way of matching candidates with jobs. Google for Jobs integrates advanced Google tools to enable job seekers to find positions closely matching their preferences.
Read more about what Google for Jobs is, how it works, and how it can improve your own job search.
What Is Google for Jobs?
Google for Jobs is a new job search engine powered by Google. Job seekers can search for and apply to open positions directly from Google search. Google's advanced technology makes it easier to find jobs that are a good match for what you're looking for in your next position.
Google for Jobs is similar to Indeed.com, which pulls job listings from many different sources. The difference is that Google is pulling the job listings for your review, and Google's technology will power the search results.
How Google for Jobs Works
By using Google for Jobs, you can save a step or two when they are searching for jobs. Instead of using a specific job search site to look for jobs that meet the criteria you enter, you can do that directly on Google.
Like other Google products, it works very simply. Google is partnering with job sites to generate lists of open positions for job seekers. When you type a query into Google Search, it will give you a list of jobs that match that query. The Google for Jobs search mechanism will retrieve jobs from many different job sites and list them at the top of your search results. TechCrunch reports that CareerBuilder, Monster, Linkedin, Glassdoor, Facebook, Care.com, and other services have partnered with Google.
It's important to note that one site that does not yet partner with Google for Jobs is Indeed.
If you type “marketing coordinator jobs” into Google Search, for example, you’ll get a list of postings from various job sites. These will be towards the top of your search results, in a box labeled “Jobs.” It will show you a few job listings, and then you can click on a link at the bottom of the box to see even more jobs that match your search terms.
You are then able to filter those job listings directly on Google, like you do now when you use the advanced search options on a job board. You can narrow your search by keyword, the date the job was posted, the type of job (full-time, part-time, etc.), the company type, and/or the specific employer. You can also narrow your search by location: Google for Jobs offers options for jobs within 2, 5, 15, 30, 60, 100, and 200 miles of your location (or any location you select).
Another feature of Google for Jobs is that you can see salary information for the job, even if the listing doesn't contain any salary information. If no salary information is included, Google for Jobs will include data on a typical salary for that kind of job, based on information compiled by Glassdoor, PayScale, Paysa, LinkedIn, and other sites.
At the bottom of each job listing, you can see even more information compiled by Google. You can see the company’s rating on Glassdoor and other career-related sites (if this information is available), a link to the company’s website, and even more job openings from the company. You can also see web results for the company, if you want to get more information.
If you are interested in a job, you can then view the job listing and apply for the job on a particular website. Google for Jobs will show you all of the job boards that have this listing (including the company website), so you can choose which job board or website to use to apply. This is useful if you already have an account on some job boards, but not others.
You can also bookmark any job listing by clicking on the bookmark button alongside the posting. You can then access any bookmarked jobs by clicking on your "Saved Jobs" tab on Google. This bookmark feature is said to be ready by December 2017.
You can also set up job alerts, and Google will let you know when a new job that matches your requirements is listed.
Better Job/Candidate Matches
Google's artificial intelligence tools will help job seekers find jobs that might not show up in a traditional search. Users will be able to refine results and produce more personally relevant lists of jobs by using filters for factors like industry, job title, location, and date posted.
Pichai said that advanced machine learning and artificial intelligence will enable users to identify and group together hard-to-categorize jobs that might not be readily found by clicking on traditional job categories like retail, sales, or finance. Optimally, users will have a better selection of jobs to consider, and they will be able to access them more easily. That's a win for both job seekers and for employers who are having difficulty finding strong candidates.
Once job seekers generate a list of jobs, they will be able to click on individual jobs and apply directly through the employer’s website or another job board. That's another time saver. Pichai notes, "You're one step away from clicking and applying."
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