More and more people are going online to find jobs. There are a lot of sites dedicated to finding and compiling job offers, and now the biggest search engine giant on the Internet, Google itself, also offers its services to help you find your next promising job opening.
Google for Jobs is a Google feature that allows you to look for jobs in any field or niche and refine the job-hunting process. It makes use of sophisticated Google search tools to trawl the Web for references to job openings and presents them to you on the Google search page itself. Here is how you can make use of this service.
Running a search
Go to Google and type in the field of work you wish to search, followed by the word “Jobs.” For example, “Writer jobs,” “Assistant jobs,” etc.
The results will display on the new page, and a blue strip will appear at the top with the word “Jobs” written on it. Tap on this word to bring up a new page devoted solely to the jobs section of Google.
You will find a host of job openings listed on the page. These openings have been retrieved from some of the most popular job search sites on the Internet, like Monster.com and Linkedin. That is what makes Google for Jobs such a comprehensive resource for job hunting.
Clicking on a result will bring you to the site where the original job opening was posted. From here, you can follow the instructions that accompany the job posting to apply for the position.
Since each job search can bring up hundreds of results, it is a good idea to add some parameters which would allow only the most relevant results to be visible at the top. The following are some of the parameters you can use.
Filter job listings
At the top of the page, just below the search bar, is a list of filters for sorting results, including Category, Location, Date Posted, etc. Each of these filters leaves many postings out of the job search, such as jobs that are outside your living area or in a sector of a field you do not wish to apply for.
When a job listing appears that you are interested in, scroll down to the bottom of the post. Under the “Typical pay for this type of work” section of the post, Google has provided you with an estimate of the kind of salary you can expect. This estimate is either supplied directly by the job poster or based on information supplied by job review sites.
Save job alerts
Chances are you will have to trawl through the job boards fairly regularly before you land a job. To make this process easier, you can create an alert for a specific type of job posting.
At the bottom of the page is a blue strip that carries the words “Turn on email alerts for this search.”
Toggle on the switch at the end of the strip. This will create an alert, and a list of job openings in the category you search for will be emailed regularly to your email account.
The job market is getting more competitive. Google for Jobs is an excellent tool for staying on top of things and making sure you are immediately made aware of any new job openings in your desired field that appear online. Instead of going to each job-publishing site one after another, you can bring them all together on one page.