Last month, as part of the I/O conference, Google announced its intention of launching a jobs search engine. Called “Google for Jobs” its purpose was to help facilitate looking for a workplace. It would also do so by collaborating with, not working against, established online job boards.
Google Jobs Search Engine Online Starting June 20
“Google for Jobs” should be an easy to use tool as it will not require the installation of any additional software. This feature will work directly from the existing Google search engine, as the user will simply have to type “jobs nearby” or “tech workplace”, for example.
Based on this query, the search will result in a widget presenting available positions. From this result page, users will also be able to refine their search. As such, they can introduce a desired specific location or the type of job they are interested in, for example, “part-time” or “full-time”.
Search results will be filterable based on the user’s query. They can choose a particular industry, areas, employer, or even posting date. “Google for Jobs” will also come with a notification option. By activating it, users can receive an alert when new jobs, corresponding to their personalized query, get posted.
As the user clicks on the posting of a specific job, they will also receive additional information about the position, as well as Indeed and Glassdoor company rating.
The Google jobs search engine will be collaborating with major online job boards. LinkedIn, WayUp, CareerBuilder, and several others are already on board the project. “Google for Jobs” will also include job listings that have been posted only on the company’s homepage.
Google states that it is hoping to facilitate, through this new tool, the process of finding a job. It is looking to do so by offering a cleaner, simpler path to accessing listings. One that will also be removing duplicates, namely positions that have been posted on more than one board.
“We’ll continue to add additional filters and information in the future. Looking for jobs is a personal and complex journey, and one that we’re trying to support in this new search experience,” states Google.
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