Searching for jobs online can be a hectic task as you have to go to different websites just to see the same job listed everywhere along with some irrelevant ones too. However, with Google’s new AI based job search feature, we all can have a sigh of relief. As the name suggests, Google has incorporated a search feature inside its search engine which will allow users to search for jobs without going to different sites. The search result will extract job listings from the top companies and provide it on the search page instead of showing them separately in a website.
How to use it?
Using this new feature isn’t that hard at all. All you have to do is search for your desired job type. You can type queries like ‘jobs near me’ or ‘writing jobs’ and Google will provide you with a range of jobs related to your search. You can further refine your search by using filters which will show you full time jobs, part time, jobs by industry, jobs by location, date on which the job was posted, and other categories. The search result will also provide the ratings of the company.
Regarding this new feature, Google’s product manager, Nick Zakrasek said:
“Finding a job is like dating. Each person has a unique set of preferences and it only takes one person to fill this job”
How it works
In order to create a unique list of jobs, Google first eradicates all the duplicate jobs it finds among websites. After that, all the jobs are categorized one by one. All the jobs listed at different sites are attributed with something that identifies them as a job posting. This is done in order to let search engines differentiate between different types of posts.
Once a person has selected a job, Google will redirect the user to the actual site where the user can apply for the job. For the actual process of applying for the job, Google won’t take any responsibility and that will be a matter completely between the user and the company he/she applies for. However, as there are many duplicate jobs on different websites, users will be redirected to the one with the most complete job posting. A Google spokesperson said:
“We hope this will act as an incentive for sites to share all the pertinent details in their listings for job seekers”
Google doesn’t provide results based on what it already knows rather it extracts the data from websites based on the information they give. In addition, the tech giant has clearly stated that it is not trying to compete with other job-search engines like Monster.com, CareerBuilder, and others as these sites allow users to post job listings. Google has no plan to let users do the same. Zakrasek said:
“We want to do what we do best: search. We want the players in the ecosystem to be more successful. Anything beyond that is not in Google’s wheelhouse”
Conal Thompson, the CTO of Monster.com, when asked about if this step taken by Google will affect the competition in the job-search industry, replied:
“Google’s new job search product aligns with our core strategy and will allow candidates to explore jobs from across the web and refine search criteria to meet their unique needs”
He further added:
“Yes, as with anything, there will be some challenges and adjustments to existing job posting sites; the biggest perhaps being for those that are currently driven by SEO”