In May 2017, Google’s CEO, Sundar Pichai, announced the launch of Google Jobs. The company has been focused on making it easier for everyday humans to gain access to the information and services they use, and artificial intelligence is a huge part of this effort.
Today, we believe Google Jobs may quickly become one of the most powerful tools in your job search toolbox.
Here’s a Quick Video Intro to Google Jobs
By using Google’s built-in search capabilities, Pichai detailed how the most powerful search engine in the world can now connect millions of job seekers with the nearly half of all US employers that are struggling to find great talent. Currently, job boards are reliant on administrators to add job postings one by one. Many times, they are not search engine optimized and fall off the radar of search aggregators. With Google Jobs, the company is redeploying many of the tools previously used to match advertisers up with consumers to bring together job leads and candidates.
What Does This Mean for Your Job Search?
Google Jobs promises to create more organic search terms than what the average candidate may be looking for. Things like salaries, career experience, and variations of job titles — things that connect job seekers with hard-to-find jobs in the service and retail industries. So, when you search for a job using the search engine, you will now have advanced classifications to search from.
According to an article in CNBC, Google Jobs will effectively collect and organize countless job postings from the Internet and create a searchable, central database. Candidates will be able to explore job postings by multiple categories, finding the ones that mean the most to them. If you are looking for an entry level job in manufacturing that offers paid training and is on a bus route in Chicago, you will likely find it here.
How to get to Google Jobs
There is no specific URL or link for Google Jobs. To use the service, go to google.com and simply type in what you’re looking for. An expandable Google Jobs widget will be among the search results. Take a look at some example queries linked to their results:
- production artist job in memphis
- marketing coordinator in silicon valley
- product manager job in new england
- full stack dev seattle
One Tool in the Toolbox
The Google Jobs update should make job searches more fruitful. But there is no guarantee that ALL available jobs that are a good fit will come up. Why? The search engine is still primarily dependent on what candidates actually input. If a candidate doesn’t know what specific job title or key phrase to type in the search box or how to filter down their search, they may not see complete results.
Google Jobs will be useful in your job search, but it is just one tool in your toolbox. We expect that it will work in tandem with other job search software to produce even better results.
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