One thing Google knows how to do so well is connecting people of different profession and carrier. Through its search engine service, the Mountain View California-based company has been won many hearts and has become the first name on the lips of information seekers across the world. On Monday, the search engine giant launched an AI-powered search engine for job seekers.
The objective here is quite clear; Google wants to give job seekers in the US an opportunity to be able to search for job openings—much like when you are searching for information on its popular search engine.
“Today, we’re taking the next step in the Google for Jobs initiative by putting the convenience and power of Search into the hands of job seekers. With this new experience, we aim to connect Americans to job opportunities across the U.S., so no matter who you are or what kind of job you’re looking for, you can find job postings that match your needs,” Product Manager, Nick Zakrasek said in a blog post on Tuesday.
The new feature is available in English both on desktop and mobile. Using the new feature is also easy—simply type in your search query like “jobs near me,” freelance jobs,” “teaching jobs” and the likes, and the new AI-powered search result page will display the new job search widget, providing you with a list of job openings. You can further narrow down or refine your search query to include other options like full-time or part-time jobs. Google has also included a feature that enables you see how highly a job rates.
Not satisfied with the result you got and want something more specific? Google’s new job search service enables you to filter jobs by industry, location, and when they are posted, as well as employer. You can also turn on notification to get an alert as soon as a new job is posted that matches your query.
Finally, you will be directed to the job site once you have found a job of your choice. Google directs you to the job site where you can apply for the job that matches your query. Sometimes, some jobs may appear a number of times—and that’s when Google links you to the one with the most complete job posting. Hopefully, job sites will do enough to provide valuable information about a job opening to ease the process of finding the right job for all applicant. “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 Frederic Lardinois of TechCrunch.
Last April, Google started testing a new platform called Hire. Hire will serve as a platform to help recruiters tackle the unenviable task of managing applications received from applicants.
LinkedIn launched an almost similar service in 2016 where applicants not content with their current job can secretly make their availability known to recruiters. Called Open Candidate, the feature allows members to privately notify recruiters of their status [open for opportunities] without being exposed to their current employers.