Google for Jobs: New Search for Job Seekers

For nearly two decades, Google has helped people find the information, products and services they need on the internet. Now Google is helping people find their next job. Last month, the tech giant launched ‘Google for Jobs’ where prospective candidates can search for work.

With the new offering, people can search for a particular job and the results will appear in a dedicated ‘Jobs’ box. There is no special page to visit; Google simply recognizes when users type words related to a job search in the search engine. The results are gathered from across the internet, giving candidates access to millions of job listings. When they click on a job, they are taken to the original posting site, such as the hiring company or a job-search site, where they can choose to apply if they wish.  

Job seekers can fine tune their search by applying filters, such as full-time or part-time work, industry, location, and even specific employers. Additionally, they can set inbox alerts for targeted job searches, and receive commute estimates to help them rule out jobs that are too far away. Google further tailors job search results based upon people’s search behavior.

For employers, job posters and recruiters, Google is offering information on how to make their job openings discoverable in the new search feature.

Google is partnering initially with traditional job search sites, including LinkedIn, CareerBuilder, Monster, Glassdoor and Facebook. The feature is currently available only in the US, but will eventually expand to other countries. Google for Jobs is expected to be a prominent player in the job search arena.