The days of trawling through LinkedIn, WayUp, DirectEmployers, Career Builder and other job boards are gone for good. Google has kept its promise and is rolling out long-awaited features that make the job search simple yet effective.
Under the Google For Jobs initiative, the online search giant will now provide relevant job listings using its ability to organize information. A simple search with queries like “jobs near me” or “architecture jobs” will get you aggregated job listings from career websites. This will include not only listings from its career site partners such as LinkedIn, Monster, Glassdoor, CareerBuilder, and Facebook but also information hosted on company’s own websites — if they’ve updated their sitemap.
In a blog post announcing the new features for mobile and desktop users, the company said that the new feature is “focused on helping both job seekers and employers”.
Job Search On Google With Filters
But, that’s not the only thing the search conglomerate is doing here. The improved search engine will also provide a variety of filters to narrow down results by title, category, date posted and type. For some positions, job seekers will see commute times if they’re logged into their Google account and employer reviews and ratings. Google says it will also add more filters in coming days.
Among other things, Google for Jobs will allow searchers to turn on alerts to receive email notifications when new jobs become available – a feature that all major job boards provide these days.
Although, it’s important to note that Google isn’t targeting career sites, but is providing “a prominent place” for listings from these boards. This way, it could fare directly against Indeed, one of the biggest jobs search platforms with more than 200 million unique visitors each month.
That said, it also remains to be seen whether the job results from Google will consider the searcher’s experience. It could be a defining element for the new feature as most career sites including LinkedIn and WayUp suggest positions based on the experience listed in a user’s profile.
We’ll keep you posted as these features improve in the future!