Google is making Google for Jobs even better, adding salary information, the option to customize location, the option to choose which job site you apply through, and the ability to save individual jobs in which you’re interested. Making it easier than ever to switch careers.
In June 2017, Google launched Google for Jobs, a dedicated search engine just for job listings. Google for Jobs pulls in listings from job sites such as Monster, WayUp, DirectEmployers, and CareerBuilder. And Google is now adding extra features to help you find your perfect job.
Google for Jobs Gets Even Better
The first addition is salary information for individual jobs. According to Google, “this information is missing from over 85 percent of job postings in the U.S. today”. So Google will now show estimated salary ranges for most jobs, “based on the job title, location and employer”.
Google is also adding a customizable location filter. Previously, you could only limit your search to specific cities, but you can now select a range anything from two miles to 200 miles away. Alternatively, those people for whom career is everything can simply select “Anywhere”.
Next up is the option to apply for a job from a specific job site of your choosing. Google for Jobs uses a range different sources, and then defaults to the most complete listing. Now, Google will let you choose which job site to use for your application based on the one you prefer using.
Finally, Google is adding a “Bookmark” button alongside each job listing. When you find a job you’re interested in applying for, just tap it, and that job will appear in your “Saved Jobs” tab on Google. This feature isn’t quite ready yet, but is due to roll out within the next few weeks.
Just Forget About the Robots for Now
This a solid set of improvements which should make it easier than ever for the average person to find a new job. In fact, it feels like the only thing Google can’t do is sit in for you in an interview. Unfortunately, all of this will be meaningless once the robots take all of the jobs…
Have you tried using Google for Jobs yet? If so, how did you find the experience? Did it help you find your dream job? Do you like the new tools Google has added? What other tools would you find invaluable when searching for a job? Please let us know in the comments below!
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