Looking for work is hard. The job market is pretty crummy right now, and looking for a career in any field is almost impossible. However, to make things slightly easier for every one of us millennials looking for paid work, Google has released a new feature in its everyday search engine. An AI-powered job search.
If you’re unemployed, you know fully well that there are hundreds of online job boards that post up job postings from employers. Sites like LinkedIn, Indeed, and Monster post thousands of job postings each day to try and help those looking for employment. The idea behind Google’s new AI job search feature is to go through all of the job listings for the user without having to search each page individually. It’s even supposed to find and sort through duplicate postings, give the user the original postings, and make it so that the user will avoid irrelevant jobs.
To access this new feature, on your browser both on desktop and mobile if the query such as “jobs near me,” a new job search widget will appear to show the user a broad range of job openings. From there it’s easy to refine your search to find something far more specific to your needs. You can filter jobs by industry, location, how recently they were posted, full time and part time, and the type of employer. When clicked on, Google will give more information about the company, as well as Glassdoor and Indeed ratings. You can even turn on notifications to be alerted when a new job posting matches your standards.
“Finding a job is like dating,” said Nick Zakrasek, Google’s product manager for this project, “Each person has a unique set of preferences and it only takes one person to fill its job.”
In preparation for this, Google put into place learning-trained algorithms to sift through and categorize all job site listings to remove duplicate and redundant links. After you find a job that you want to apply for, Google will then redirect you to the job site to start the actual application process. Google then removes itself from the application process, so it does not get in the way of the original link’s process. Google also made it very clear that it does not want to compete with any online job sites directly, and currently, has no plans to let employers post jobs directly onto its job search engine.
Before anyone tries to jump directly on this service the release is currently limited to the US. As of this writing, there is no confirmed release date for the UK or Canada.
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Barbara Hollis says
It’s all about the local jobs. If I am going to use a job search engine and all I get to see are sponsored results that are not even located in my state, forget it.
Calvin Thompson says
Finding a job is like dating. That is a weird statement.
Gary Sherrill says
Google is a monster and they offer some really cool apps and things.
Delma Kendig says
I really like to use Google for a lot of things!
Janet Archie says
Just give me one good reason why Google is not the most helpful in just about any situation?
Carmen Brannon says
I cannot think of one. In fact, since I finally dumped my Apple products, I cannot figure out why I waited so long to get in good with Android.
Nick Rector says
I was actually able to use this the other day. I think it worked great. Google is really offering many different things for Android users. The next time I went to search on Google for a job, the option was not there. Maybe it was just a test?
Ashley King says
I just thought I would give it a try and see how the system works. Knowing there are plenty of jobs in the area where I live, I figured it would be an easy thing to do. Plus, I like Google products and would love to promote this one when possible. The system works great and I was impressed with the number of results. I can see this getting better along the way!
Gerald Re says
I was able to use it recently. I thought it worked out pretty well and made searching locally an easy process.
Justin Jamieson says
Looking for a job is just like dating, I agree. There are so many specifics that make sense, or dont and if you can use them to search, you are better off!
Edward Bell says
There is a lot to be said about these jobs boards that we all see online. I cannot believe there are so many jobs available for one thing. It makes me wonder about the services that you sign up for that can find a job for you.
Melissa Carlson says
Job searching can be a pain in the butt and of course, there are many companies out there trying to get you more work, but none really have all of the features you need. Most of the time, I just want to see jobs that are LOCAL to me. Not all over the country without an option in my city. when I know that companies are hiring, I should be able to find the listing quickly.
Robert McDonald says
Where I live, there is so much work and not enough QUALIFIED people for the jobs. It is sad really.
Reggie Martin says
Same here. So many jobs, but nobody really WANTS to work. We get new employees every month and they last less than 30 days before we need to find more.
Joseph Banks says
I like that I can quickly filter through jobs and the listings that appear in the original search results. That takes away a little bit of the search time and puts it into reading about your next, new job.
Danielle Lowery says
Searching for jobs is such a pain in the neck. These days, you cannot tell if you are reading about a job, or a scam posting and that includes posts on legit websites.
Brandon Bessette says
I agree, but with a system like this, being able to navigate AND filter the results is pretty sweet!
Billy Hawk says
Every single thing that Google touches turns into something that is useful. Finding a job can be a pain in the neck, but the problem I always have is that local companies do not always add jobs to places like Indeed and sites like that. Making a search completely useless if you are looking for a job with a local company.
David Riche says
When Google is looking to make things a little easier for the regular user, it does so with a bang. I love this feature and as a college student always looking for a job, this is awesome!