Thanks to Google, looking for a new job is now easier than ever because yesterday, the company launched their new job search feature. Users can reportedly find it right on the search page. This new feature allows everyone to search for new jobs on practically every major online job board. For example, someone can look up a job offer on LinkedIn, Monster, WayUp, DirectEmployers, CareerBuilder, Facebook and many others. Also, Google will include various job listings on the homepages of companies.
A new job search feature
The main purpose of this feature is to allow those in need of a job to more easily see available jobs. This spares a lot of time during which, until now, people needed to navigate lots of different sites only to find duplicates of the same job offers or irrelevant jobs. The feature is now available in English for both desktop and mobile versions. Everything people need to do is type in things like “jobs near me” or something relevant, along those lines. Immediately after, the search page will display the new job search widget. This allows people to see and analyze a large variety of jobs. Moreover, people can personalize their experience. Someone can set it to only display full-time jobs, for example, or only writing jobs. When you click to obtain more information on the job, you can also see Glassdoor and Indeed ratings for that certain company.
Apart from this, job seekers can filter their preferences by industry, location, time of posting or employer. So, after finding a certain query that works best, people can turn on notifications. This way, they will immediately receive an alert informing them about new jobs in that area of interest. According to Nick Zakrasek, Google’s product manager for this project, finding a job is a lot like dating. Everyone has different preferences and only certain people fit them.
Finding a job much easier
As for how this system works, let’s say someone has found a job they like. After clicking on it, they will be redirected to the job site. There, the person can start the actual application process. Also, Google is not handling the application process. Mainly because it wants to grant complete freedom to its users to take any path they prefer.
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