In May 2017, Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai announced the launch of Google for Jobs at Google I/O, held at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California. 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.
Here’s a quick video intro to Google for 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 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 for 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 for 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 for 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 for Jobs
There is no specific URL or link for Google for Jobs. To use the service, go to google.com and simply type in what you’re looking for. An expandable Google for Jobs widget will be among the search results. Here are 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“
Gain the advantage over other candidates with Jobscan
The Google for Jobs update should make job searches more fruitful, but there is no guarantee that ALL available jobs that are a good fit for candidate skills and qualifications 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.
The software that we carefully developed at Jobscan is part of a multidimensional process that provides an added advantage each time a job seeker runs a resume and job posting through our scanning software. Not only does the software provide analysis that helps qualified candidates optimize their resume to successfully pass through applicant tracking systems and get the attention of recruiters, each new scan also helps candidates discover jobs they might not have found on their own.
Jobscan’s Job Matcher tool analyzes all of user’s scanned resumes and job postings, cross-matching keywords with all available jobs listed on Indeed, the Internet’s leading job site. This results in job recommendations based on the user’s actual skillset rather than what they might think to type into a search box.
Jobscan also provides in-depth training and career tips to help users be successful with their job search. Real human resource and recruitment pros share insight about what’s happening in the job market. This is a personalized experience that other job boards and job search platforms do not include.
Google for Jobs will be useful in your job search, but 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.