If you’re looking for a new job, Google is rolling out more tools to make your search easier. The search giant rolled out a new job search tool back in June and are now adding more features to it. The new features come as Google continues to listen to user’s suggestions on what can make the tool more effective.
Google is already showing tens of millions of job opportunities from prospective employers. With numbers like that, it’s important that seekers are able to drill down to find jobs in their field that pay what they need. Google says that 85% of job postings in the US today don’t provide salary information. Applying for a job that isn’t willing to pay what you want not only wastes the company’s time, but your time too. To that end, Google is now showing salary ranges from sources like Glassdoor, PayScale, LinkedIn, and more. For jobs that do have a salary listed, Google will show you a comparison to the estimated salary range for that job.
When searching for a job, location is important. Whether you’re trying to find a job that’s close to home or you’re planning a move, you need to find a job in your desired area. Google is now adding an easier way to locate jobs where you want to be. A new location filter option is now available that gives you the option to set a distance range or spread out to “anywhere”. Once you select your location, the job search tool will only show you listings within that area.
Once you’ve found a job you’re interested in, Google now makes it as easy as possible to apply. When a job is listed on multiple sites, Google will give you links to all of them so you can apply from the site of your choice. If you’ve taken the time to build up your LinkedIn or Monster profile, it only makes sense to apply from there so employers can get the best sense of who you are.
Lastly, Google is going to let you save job listings. A bookmark button will appear alongside each posting which allows you to easily save the listing with a tap. You can then come back to the listings by going into your “Saved Jobs” tab on Google. This feature will roll out within a couple of weeks, according to Google.
These changes are coming based on feedback from job seekers. Google says that it reads every piece of feedback it gets and will continue to add tools to make job searching even easier.
Have you used Google’s job search tool? What did you think of it? Is it better than a service like Monster? Let us know down in the comments.