The CEO of Google announced, Google for Jobs (jobs search engine). The official statement was made recently.
It is no different than searching for the information on Google. Once you visit the homepage of Google, you can type in keywords such as, “jobs near me”, “freelancer jobs”, “marketing jobs, or “teaching jobs” etc. You can browse through mobile or desktop. You need to enter the keywords in English and the results will be listed on the traditional result pages of Google search.
In a press release, Google stated,
“For many people, a job needs to satisfy some key criteria, like commute time, job specialties they’ve honed, or the hours they have available to work.”
They further mentioned, “Looking for jobs is a personal and complex journey, and one that we are trying to support in this new search experience.”
The company says, ”
Job search is the next step in Google’s march toward gaining market share in what’s becoming a very competitive landscape of very large tech companies. The first step was launching a job search API that Google calls Cloud Jobs API, which, provides access to Google’s machine learning capabilities to power smarter job search and recommendations within career sites, jobs boards, and other job matching sites and apps.”
In the next step Google introduces Google Hire. It was a small platform for business.
At that point TechCrunch stated,
“At this point, we don’t know what the back-end looks like, and it’s unclear whether Google Hire is derived from or even inspired by Google’s own internal Applicant Tracking System. The business model of Google Hire is still unknown. If access to the platform is expanded, it’s unclear what access to Google Hire will cost and whether it will be available as an a-la-carte service or will only be available in a broader enterprise cloud services bundle.”
“With this new experience, we aim to connect Americans to job opportunities across the U.S. So no matter who are you are or what kind of job you’re looking for, you can find job postings that match your needs.”
For filling its index Google is in collaboration with known firms like LinkedIn, Monster, WayUp, DirectEmployers, CareerBuilder, Glassdoor, and Facebook.
According to the claim of Google, any job postings from these sites and many such sites will immediately be posted on Google and could be searched via search engine.
One company left off the play-nice list is the world’s most popular job search destination, Indeed. Once touting itself as “Google for jobs,” Indeed now gets to deal with Google being the Google for jobs.
The president of Indeed, Chris Hyams, said, ” We are happy to see that 13 years after Indeed launched, Google has woken up.”
Another person from Indeed, Paul D’Arcy, who happens to be the n SVP of marketing in Indeed was of view,
“Big companies like Google will keep trying until they get job search right,”
He added, “Jobs posted natively on Indeed would not be searchable in Google’s new offering, which hints at one of Indeed’s strategies to combat this new competitor.”
Google has also made open documentation available for developers at third-party platforms or direct employers. So now it is time to wait that when the posts from public and third parties will be posted too.
Some additional features Google will offer are:
1) job alerts in the form of email, which I assume integrate smoothly with Gmail accounts;
2) reviews and ratings of the employer from trusted sites, right alongside the job description;
3) if a user is signed in, for some jobs they’ll even see how long it would take to commute to the job from home.
According to Google,
“We will continue to refine your ability to search the best job by adding additional filters and information in the future.”
Game on, Facebook, Microsoft, LinkedIn, Amazon, Monster, CareerBuilder Indeed will need to work in collaboration to bring best opportunity.
Google said, “People from all walks of life, experience, and background have undergone a job hunt at some point in their lives.”
It further added,
“Whether you’re a young adult looking for your first job, a veteran hoping to leverage your leadership experience in civilian life, or a parent looking for a job with better pay to support a growing family, we hope this new experience on Google will help make the job search simpler and more effective.”