What’s the deal with Google for Jobs?


If you’re searching for a job, you can now simply Google it. The tech giant recently launched its own job search engine, Google for Jobs.

This new job search engine pulls listings from across the web, providing access to more than a million job postings. Job seekers are first presented with available positions in their immediate areas. They then have the option to further refine the results by choosing from a list of different filters, including: job level, experience, title, full or part-time, industry, and date the job was posted.

According to The Click Hub, Google for Jobs was created to assist the 46% who say they face talent shortages and have issues filling open job positions. Google for Jobs is predicted to have a significant impact on the recruitment industry, as it will make searching for opportunities online easier and more effective. As a result key players, such as Indeed, are probably in a bit of a panic. However, Google’s new strategy may draw more people to the recruitment market than ever before, allowing more than enough room for all competitors.

What does all this mean for you, and how will it change your job posting strategy? First, make sure you have optimized job descriptions, as this will affect the ranking of your job postings. Things like location, job title, salary, etc., are vitally important. There’s still more to come with Google for Jobs, but like everything Google does, we’re expecting it to be a game-changer.

Alisiana Peters

Author: Alisiana Peters

Alisiana is a marketing coordinator at HiringThing, an award-winning online recruiting software provider dedicated to changing the way businesses hire talent. Questions? Contact HiringThing Marketing.