Google is making it easier for you to find your next job. To achieve this admirable goal, it’s launching Google for Jobs. And the first element of this is an improvement to Google Search which means you may find your next job on Google itself. With a little help from job sites.
Whenever you want to find something online you probably Google it. Just like the rest of us. However, when you Google for jobs you’ll find results for job sites, and need to go to one of them to actually find a new career opportunity. Or at least that used to be the case…
Google for Jobs Goes Live
At I/O 2017, Google announced Google for Jobs, “a company-wide initiative focused on helping both job seekers and employers”. Google will be collaborating with the job matching industry, using its machine learning capabilities to improve the way employees are matched with potential employers.
The first element of Google for Jobs is now live on desktop and mobile. So, from now on, if you’re in the U.S. you can search Google for potential jobs and be shown relevant results. Searches such as “jobs near me,” “teaching jobs,” or “retail jobs in New York” will all produce the goods.
You can then filter the results by criteria including category, title, hours, and even an estimated commute time. And once you have found a search query that works for you you can turn on alerts to be notified every time a new job matching your specific requirements is posted.
As Google explains on The Keyword, it pulls listings from a number of job sites, including Monster, WayUp, DirectEmployers, and CareerBuilder. As well as the job descriptions you’ll also find employer ratings and reviews from sites such as Glassdoor and LinkedIn.
Google Can’t Help You Ace the Interview
Google can, of course, only do so much to help you get a new job. With Google for Jobs, the company will help surface the most pertinent vacancies in your chosen career. However, it cannot help you secure an interview and then ace that face-to-face meeting with a prospective employer.
Are you currently searching for a job? If so, which job sites are you scouring regularly? Can you see yourself using Google to surface new opportunities? Or do you suspect you’re better off doing the groundwork for yourself? Please let us know in the comments below!
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