Changing the Online Job Search Experience with Google for Jobs
Any effort to help make job searching easier is welcomed! The typical process for most job seekers involves running from one job site to the next for job postings. Fortunately, a new job search tool by Google seeks to make the job hunting experience much easier. Google announced they are rolling out ‘Google for Jobs.’
Google for Jobs is now available to all job seekers who want a more simplified approach to online job searching. The goal of Google for Jobs, is increase the accuracy of search results. This new job search tool is not looking to replace what’s already out there, but to enhance the results of what’s available online. So, rather than going to several different job sites to find results, you can now simply rely on Google to pull together search results from most of the sites you would visit independently.
Some of the job sites who have partnered with Google to improve and enhance the job hunt experience include LinkedIn, CareerBuilder, Monster, Facebook, and Glassdoor. Job postings may also be pulled directly from the websites of employers as well.
Google for Jobs allows job seekers to apply a series of filters to the search so that results may be pinpointed down to full-time/part-time/internship/contract work, category, title, city, the date of when the job was posted, even the commute time. This also means that you now possess the ability to weed out the duplicate job listings that may be found on more than one job site.
So, you’re probably wondering at this point how you can put Google for Jobs to work for your job search. It’s simple:
Combine terms to search
Utilizing Google for Jobs for your job hunt is simple. Just as you may use Google to conduct a general search on any other topic, put in the job title you’re searching for and add in “jobs near me” in the search bar. So, if you were searching for a job as a Registered Nurse, you can conduct a search on Google using “Registered nurse jobs near me.” Your search can be as broad as “jobs near me” or as specific as you’d like. The results of your search are displayed within a box with a blue bar on top that is labeled “Jobs.” Click it for additional results. (See picture below.)
Once you have the “Jobs” results page up, click to filter results for a perfect match. (See picture below) Google works on information provided on the web and brings to your attention the perfect match using Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. The final results of your search will also include information on where the job posting was retrieved and the best site to apply for the job.
When you’ve nailed down the search criteria, turn on the “jobs alert” so that you may be notified of additional job matches as soon as they become available.
Using Google for Jobs, you no longer need to worry about having to search under different terms like “registered nurse,” “nurse,” “nurse practitioner,” or other titles to get the results you want. Google’s Natural Language Processing algorithms allow it to read job descriptions (not just the job title), and it also keeps track of searches to understand the link between them so those job seekers are provided with the most relevant and accurate results within a search.
Whether you’re job searching for an entry-level position, something in the service industry, or a high-level executive position, Google for Jobs appears ready to help all job seekers in the U.S. There are plans to expand to other countries in the future. Google for Jobs may be used on the desktop, or on your mobile device with the Google app.