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Google for Jobs launched in the UK – what does this mean for your job hunt?

If you’ve been searching for a job recently, you may well have noticed the next ‘big thing’ in how job seekers can go about searching for jobs - the launch of Google’s own search engine, Google for Jobs.

After successfully introducing the search engine in the US last year, Google for Jobs is now live in the UK, and is focused on making the job searching experience as smooth as possible for candidates.


Here’s everything you need to know about what the new online jobs platform means for job seekers…


So, what is Google for Jobs?


Now let’s get one thing straight – Google for Jobs is not a job board. Rather, it’s a search tool that scrapes and features job postings that are already published from employer’s career sites and a wide variety of job boards, aggregating them into one easy to use system – and then re-directing prospective applicants to the job advert source page to complete the application.


To search for jobs through Google for Jobs, all you need to do is type into Google what you’re searching for – searching terms such as “Jobs near me”, “Sales jobs in Liverpool”, or even “Jobs at Company” will display vacancies relevant to your location.


You can also use the Google for Jobs platform to search via job industry (category), job title, date posted, type, company type, employer and location – Google has even integrated it’s Google Maps technology and displays the estimated commute time for the role. Google also combines any duplicates job adverts, which makes the process easier for jobseekers and will also help employers reduce duplicate CVs being submitted.


How will Google for Jobs change the future of job searching?


Job vacancy aggregators are nothing new, but with Google implementing ‘Artificial Intelligence’ into their job search feature, this should ensure that Google for Jobs is one of the most effective places for job seekers to be looking for jobs. And of course, Google has a major head start over any other job searching platform – the world-renowned search engine processes over 40,000 search queries every second, there’s no doubt Google for Jobs will be used by many job seekers all over the world.


No one knows yet how Google’s new job feature will affect recruitment advertising in the long term. Google have said they’re not wanting to compete against job boards, and the job listings are all re-directed to the job sites ensuring they’re not missing out on any traffic. And with job boards such as Totaljobs, Reed, Jobsite and CV-Library holding a database of millions of UK jobseekers – they’re certainly not going anywhere any time soon.


If you’ve tried Google for Jobs, how have you found the job searching experience? We’d love to hear from you, get in touch via our social media channels:


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