21 Jun 2017

Google launches its own Jobs Search Engine

The first thing that popped into my mind when I got the pop up notification on Google's Job Search Engine on LinkedIn was the song "We getting Jobs, we getting jobs this year, We getting Jobs no matter what the economy says".  

Yeah!!! Google has officially launched its new jobs search feature right on its search result pages. This feature lets you search for jobs across virtually all of the major online job boards like LinkedIn, Monster, WayUp, DirectEmployers, CareerBuilder and Facebook and others.

The idea here is to give job seekers an easy way to see which jobs are available without having to go to multiple sites only to find duplicate postings and lots of irrelevant jobs

 This new feature is available in English on desktop and mobile.

How does it work?
Just type in a query like “jobs near me,” “writing jobs” or phrases along those lines and the search result page will show you the new job search widget that lets you see a broad range of jobs. From there, you can further refine your search.  You also get to see Glassdoor (is there a Nigerian alternative?)and Indeed ratings for a company.

You can also filter jobs by industry, location, when they were posted, and by an employer.  You can also turn on notifications so you get an immediate alert when a new job is posted that matches your personalised query.

To create this comprehensive job listing, Google first has to remove all of the duplicate listings that employers post to all of these job sites. Then, its machine learning-trained algorithms sift through and categorise them. 


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. “

Google also says they are not into competition with jobsites and it has no plans to let employers post job listings directly to the jobs search engine. Rather they want to improve job searching for all. 

PS: This feature is not yet available in Nigeria, I will update you when it is. I am looking forward to seeing Jobberman, Justjobsng on it.