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Google’s mission statement proposes their company goal is “to provide access to the world’s information in one click.” What that comes down to is making information as easy for consumers to access as possible. As part of this ongoing endeavor, Google constantly releases new tools, as well as updates to improve existing ones. Recently, the well-rounded search engine expanded even further into an area of great importance to people – the job search market.

For all the job seekers out there, Google has taken the search for employment to another level, creating a means for average users to not only search for jobs, but also find jobs that specifically suit their needs – Google for Jobs.

Cleaning Up Shop

Different job search websites can be disorganized and confusing for the user, as postings could be outdated, duplicates can exist, and the selection may not be as specific as you want it to be. Moreover, with so many different job search sites, it can be an overwhelming experience to search for a job online because how do you know where to start or which site to rely on? Well, fret no longer; Google created Google for Jobs to overcome these difficulties and make life easier for all the world’s prospective employees.

How Does It Work?

Much like Trivago (the popular hotel rate comparison website) filters through all the hotel websites out there to compile you a list that is most relevant to your vacation needs, Google for Jobs acquires, compiles, and sorts information to meet your job search needs. The search engine combs through the whole of the Internet to gather information across millions of job listing sources, such as actual job search websites like LinkedIn, Glassdoor, and Monster, companies, social media, and more. Then Google takes that information and eliminates duplicates, scraps anything that is dated, and indexes what remains into different categories that will make your job search simpler.

Where Do I Begin?

Getting started with Google for Jobs is easy; all you have to do is open a Google Search window and literally type “jobs” or “internships” into the search bar. A blue box labeled “Jobs” will appear with your job opportunities listed below it.

This is a very generic search, and the results that are generated will be tailored to the area you are searching from, but in all industry categories. In order to narrow down your search you’ll want to provide some parameters and specify your search query. You can also click on the blue box to enter the official Google for Jobs area and get the full experience of this great tool.

Narrowing Down My Search

Google for Jobs allows users to specify their job search guidelines based on a myriad of interests and factors, including:

  • Industry
  • Title of position
  • Postdate of position
  • Type of work
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
  • Internship
  • Contract work
  • Location of company
  • Company type
  • And more!

In a Google Search window you can start narrowing down your employment expedition by expanding what you type into the search bar. For example, if you were looking for a publishing job, instead of typing in simply “jobs,” you could search:

  • Publishing jobs
  • Publishing jobs near me
  • Publishing jobs Chicago
  • Publishing jobs Illinois
  • And so on!

Your Google job listings will come up accordingly in that same area annotated by the blue “Jobs” box:

You can also specify your search within the actual Google for Jobs area that (as mentioned) you get to by clicking on the blue box, or the blue area with the arrow underneath the first few listings.

Other Things to Note

Within the Google for Jobs area there are many extra tools to help you with your employment endeavors. If you find a position that appeals to you, by clicking on the listing button Google will direct you to wherever the original posting came from so you can apply to it. You can turn on job alerts to have Google email you when new positions related to your specified search are posted. Google for Jobs populates your search with some suggested job types or parameters if you have not specified any. Additionally, if you have a dream job at the top of your list, you can search specific companies through the “employer” section, found on the top left.

Simplifying Your Job Search

Hunting for a job does not have to be a complicated, overwhelming endeavor. Google for Jobs has created a streamlined way for you to maximize your job search so that you find the jobs you want as easily as possible. Explore the tool for all your aspirational employee needs today!


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