Google for Jobs

How Google for Jobs Will Make Your Job Search Easier

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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 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. first, then will 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 mechanism for matching candidates with jobs. Google for Jobs integrates advanced Google tools for artificial intelligence and computer learning to enable job seekers to find positions closely matching their preferences.  

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 directly pulling the job listings for your review, and Google's technology will power the search results.

How Google for Jobs Works

Job seekers 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 the search results. TechCrunch reports that CareerBuilder, Monster, Linkedin, Glassdoor, Facebook, Care.com, and other services have partnered with Google.

For example, if you type “marketing coordinator jobs” into Google Search, you’ll get a list of postings on various job sites. With the new tool, you’ll be 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 will be able to search all the sites at once using the criteria you set, rather than having to take the time to set search parameters for the type of job you're seeking on each site you visit. 

You'll also be able to 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 employing filters for factors like industry, job title, location, commute times, date posted, and wages.

 

Pichai said that advanced machine learning and artificial intelligence will enable users to identify and cluster 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 sourcing strong candidates.

Once job seekers generate a list of pertinent jobs, they will be able to click on individual jobs and apply directly through the employer’s website. That's another time saver.  Pichai notes, "You're one step away from clicking and applying."

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