Instead of requiring users to download a new app, this new AI-powered tool allows job seekers in the U.S.to use Google's existing search function, which are accessible via desktop and mobile. The new search engine on Google utilizes machine learning to find the flawless job listings for a search query.
First announced at the company's I/O developer's conference, Google for Jobs is "a company-wide initiative focused on helping both job seekers and employers, through deep collaboration with the job matching industry", Zakrasek explained.
At the moment, the new functionality is limited to English search results for jobs located in the US, and only works on the desktop and mobile versions of Google Search. For every query of yours, Google will get you a list of the available jobs and positions.
HR teams of numerous companies and job consultancy services post same job opening on multiple online portals, but Google job search will not only provide a respite from repeated job postings but also use its machine-learning algorithms to categorize them.
The feature works like any of the new, personalized search options on Google's search engine. "People from all walks of life, experiences and backgrounds have undergone a job hunt at some point in their lives", said Google. The search results aim at streamlining such listing by eradicating unauthentic jobs posted on different sites.
The new feature is created to let job seekers easily see jobs that are available without having to go to multiple sites.
Provision for job alerts, direct emailing of the suggested jobs and many more features have been added in the search engine.
Google does not intend to directly compete with Monster, CareerBuilder and similar sites with this new feature.
However, it appears that Google is aiming to do more than become just another job site. All the user needs to do is search for terms like "Jobs near me" or "freelance writing jobs" to find optimised job listings, based on their preferences.
The catch, however, is that you can't actually apply for the jobs directly from Google's website; while the tool will show you the type of work it is (part-time, full-time, freelance, etc.), the date it was posted and more, you will still have to click on a link that takes you to the page where the opportunity was originally posted in order to submit your application.