Google launched its own job search engine here s how it works

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

Google launched its own job search engine — here’s how it works

Looking for a job? Just Google it. The tech giant recently launched its own job search feature, Google for Jobs. As Business Insider’s Matt Weinberger reports, the new feature employs machine learning-trained algorithms to sort and organise job listings from a range of employment sites including LinkedIn, Monster and Glassdoor. So if you decide to find your next gig on Google, you’ll have a streamlined place to search and AI technology on your side.

Here’s 13 tips on how to get started using Google for Jobs:

1. To get started, type ‘jobs’ or ‘internships’ into a Google search with or without accompanying words, and a box labelled Jobs will pop up beneath the search bar.

2. The other words you type into your search will narrow your results. So, if you’re looking for a job in media, you could type ‘reporter jobs’ and a number of nearby reporter positions will pop up beneath the Jobs box

3. If you simply want to search for nearby jobs, type ‘jobs near me.’

4. And if you want to find a job in a new locale, simply type the US city or state where you want to work followed by ‘jobs.’

5. When you click on the Jobs box, you’ll be taken to this page. Google for Jobs works by pulling in postings from a wide range of different job sites and deleting duplicate listings.

6. At this point, you can get more specific about what kinds of jobs you’re looking for.

7. Whittle your options down by title

8. Date posted

9. Industry

10. Type of work, as well as location and company type. All of these tabs can really streamline your search and pinpoint good matches

11. If you want to keep on top of certain job postings, you can turn on job alerts to have new search results sent directly to your email.

12. Once you’ve found something that strikes your fancy, you can’t directly apply for the role on Google for Jobs. Instead, Google directs you over to the original posting

13. And If you have a particular dream company in mind, you can list it in the search bar or find it by clicking the employer tab

Once you find a job, Google will direct you to the job site to start the actual application process. For jobs that appeared on multiple sites, Google will link you to the one with the most complete job posting. “We hope this will act as an incentive for sites to share all the pertinent details in their listings for job seekers,” a Google spokesperson told me. As for the actual application process itself, Google doesn’t want to get in the way here and it’s not handling any of the process after you have found a job on its service. It’s worth noting that Google doesn’t try to filter jobs based on what it already knows. As Zakrasek quipped, the fact that you like to go fishing doesn’t mean you are looking for a job on a fishing boat, after all.

Google is very clear about the fact that it doesn’t want to directly compete with Monster, CareerBuilder and similar sites. It currently has no plans to let employers posts jobs directly to its jobs search engine for example (though that would surely be lucrative). “We want to do what we do best: search,” Zakrasek said. “We want the players in the ecosystem to be more successful.” Anything beyond that is not in Google’s wheelhouse, he added.

Source : independent

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