Google for Jobs is one of the simplest ways to identify and apply for jobs in today’s job market, however a lot of job seekers are surprisingly unaware of its existence. Google for Jobs is similar to aggregators such as www.simplyhired.co.uk and www.indeed.co.uk that find job listings using an algorithm to determine which appear first. These jobs will be advertised on both company and recruitment agency websites.
The benefit to using Google for Jobs is that it will save you time and introduce you to lots of new job sites that you may not currently know about. If you haven’t used it before, follow these 4 simple steps to help you secure your new career move.
Start by using the Google home page where you have the option to search for anything. For example, if you are looking for a ‘Finance Director’ job, type this into the Search Box.
The results will display job postings from various job sites, listing the name of the job and company recruiting. Your results will also highlight when the role was first advertised, salary and whether it’s full time or part-time.
If you want to apply a filter to the job listings, click on the right arrow and it will give you the option to choose ‘MORE FILTERS’. Alternatively, click on to the job title which will redirect you to the next page to apply more filters. You have the option to filter these job listings like you do on a job search site. Google for Jobs offers options to search for alternative job titles or key words to broaden your search. You can also apply filters by location, date posted, type, company type and employer.
At the top of the job description, Google for Jobs will show you all of the job boards advertising the job listing including the company website. If you apply directly through the company website, the organisation may prioritise direct applications and automatically add them to their inhouse talent management portal. Clicking ‘Apply On’ will take you directly to the website. You also have the option to save or share the job. Additionally, you can set up a job alert so when new roles are advertised based on your Google searches you will receive a notification via Gmail – make sure you set up an account if you don’t have one already.
Google for Jobs has a function for you to identify the salary for similar roles using sites such as www.payscale.com or www.adzuna.co.uk. It shows typical salaries based on similar roles in similar locations. It also includes access to company reviews via www.glassdoor.co.uk.
Google for Jobs doesn’t partner with Indeed currently, so it will not include any jobs listed on that site. Using Google for Jobs as part of your job search will save you time and also provide you with new job sites to review, typical salary ranges and company insights.
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