Google Launches Job Search Service in U.K.
July 26, 2018 – Google has announced the launch of a new job search service in the U.K. Using the Google Jobs function, job seekers will now have access an array of information about available positions.
“When you search for ‘jobs near me,’ ‘teaching jobs,’ or similar queries in English in the U.K., you’ll have the option to click through to a feature that lets you explore jobs from across the web that meet your unique needs,” said Joy Xi, Google’s product manager for search, in a blog post. “You can access salary information, reviews and ratings of the employer and different options to apply for a job, or use a location filter to see jobs in the areas that are convenient for you.”
With Google Maps, those who are signed in can also see how long it would take to commute to their job from their homes.
The service includes a save function for roles one is interested in as well as an email alert. “Searching for a job can take time, and keeping up with new jobs that are posted throughout the day can be impossible,” said Ms. Xi. “Now in Google Search you can save individual jobs with a single tap so that they are accessible across any of your devices. And if you step away from your job search, you can stay in the loop on opportunities that interest you by turning on alerts to receive an email notification whenever new jobs arrive.”
Google said it is partnering with organizations from across the U.K. job-matching industry to deliver a comprehensive listing of openings. Included are websites like the Guardian Jobs, Reed, Haymarket, Gumtree, the Telegraph, totallylegal, CV-Library and totaljobs.com.
“This means anyone searching for jobs on Google will see postings from these sites and many others from across the web as soon as they’re posted,” said Ms. Xi. “To ensure even more jobs are listed over time, we’re publishing open documentation for all jobs providers detailing how to make their job openings discoverable in this new feature.”
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Hire by Google introduced candidate discovery in beta, a search capability that gives recruiters a head start by helping them create short lists of past candidates who are a fit for new positions.
The jobs search service is the result of extensive collaboration with the job-matching industry, and benefits both employers and job seekers, said Google. It was introduced in the U.S. last year, and is now available in several countries, including India and Canada. The company expects to further expand into more markets.
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“Since launching it, we’ve seen 130 percent more companies showing jobs in Search and connected tens of millions of people around the world to new job opportunities,” said Ms. Xi.
This spring, Hire by Google introduced candidate discovery in beta, a search capability that gives recruiters a head start by helping them create short lists of past candidates who are a fit for new positions.
The Hire application, the internet search giant’s answer to LinkedIn, is now offering a “candidate discovery” function in beta that will allow recruiters to rapidly pull together a short list of past candidates who are a fit for new roles. “This saves recruiters time, because they can now easily identify and re-engage known candidates instead of spending time trying to find new ones,” said product manager Omar Eduardo Fernández in a blog post that announced the roll-out.
Businesses engage an average of 250 candidates before finding the one prospect that they want for the role, said Mr. Fernández. Many of the others would be great for other positions, but companies often lack an easy way to identify past candidates.
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Last fall, the tech giant took the next step in the Google for Jobs initiative by putting the convenience and power of search into the hands of job seekers. The goal is to connect Americans to job opportunities across the U.S.
Google is teaming with a number of organizations from across the industry to gather its comprehensive listings. This means you’ll see job postings from these sites and many others from across the web as soon as they’re posted. These include postings from LinkedIn, Monster, Ezayo, WayUp, DirectEmployers, CareerBuilder, Glassdoor and Facebook. Google is publishing open documentation for all jobs providers, including third-party platforms and direct employers, detailing how to make their job openings discoverable in this new feature.
The service is similar to Google products that aggregate news articles from different websites, products from different shopping sites, flight booking information from different airlines and travel listings from different online travel catalogs. Google for Jobs is expected to deliver more comprehensive results than any of the original sites can deliver on their own.
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Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor; and Andrew W. Mitchell, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media