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Looking For A Job? Just Google it

By Chidirim Ndeche 02 March 2018   |   7:00 am

Tech giant Google has launched its own job search feature, Google for Jobs, with the aim of helping job seekers find employment opportunities. The new feature employs machine learning-trained algorithms to sort and organise job listings from a range of employment sites, including LinkedIn, Monster and Glassdoor.

Google. Photo credit: Social Geek

For the first time ever, when someone uses their phone or computer to search on Google for a job, they will see a streamlined experience letting them explore, research and find relevant job postings.

So how does this search engine work? Here are a few tips to get you started:

  • In a Google search, type “jobs” or “internships” without any accompanying words. A box labelled “Jobs” will pop up beneath the search bar.
  • To find jobs in a particular sector, type with accompanying words like “reporter jobs” to narrow down your search to jobs in the media or other nearby reporter positions.
  • To find jobs close to you, type “jobs near me”. To find in a particular region, type the city or state you want followed by “Jobs”.

  • Google for Jobs works by pulling postings from a wide range of different job sites together and deleting duplicate listings.
  • To get even more specific about the types of jobs you’re looking for, use a title, date the listing was posted, location, the industry or company you want to work in or the type of work you’re looking for. These tabs can help streamline your search and point out good matches.
  • If you have a particular dream company in mind, you can list it in the search bar or click on the employer tab to find it.
  • To stay on top of certain job postings, you can turn on job alerts and have new search results sent straight to your email once they come up.
  • When you find something that interests you, Google will direct you to the original posting. You cannot apply directly for a role on Google for Jobs.
  • If you have any other tips you think will help, be sure to add them in the comments section below.

Happy job searching!