Google launch job search service in the UK

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Google has launched its own job-hunting tool in the UK having successfully brought the service to the US, Spain and parts of Africa during the last year called Google For Jobs.

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Thomas Coughlan

Posted On

18 Jul 2018

Reed, Indeed and LinkedIn are just a few sites you may have used when looking for a new job. Now, Google has launched its own job-hunting tool in the UK having successfully brought the service to the US, Spain and parts of Africa during the last year called Google For Jobs.

Google is working with some of the most popular job sites such as Reed, Guardian Jobs and CV-Library. Anyone searching for jobs on the search engine will see postings from these sites. Employers or jobs sites can also make their jobs discoverable on the service by following these steps.

Indeed, who claim to be the world’s most popular jobs hunt service, have decided not to work with Google. This will mean their pages will appear lower down the results pages.

Jobs sites and seekers will not be charged to use the service. According to Google, the service will be supported by ads. However, there will be no more than which you would usually find in the search results.

Google’s tool will allow you to save a listing which you can then revisit any of your devices. The link will take you to the job listing site where you can apply for the role. You will also be able to set up email notifications for future job opportunities.

Thanks to the tech giant’s expertise, relevant jobs will come up even if you don’t search for the specific keywords. You will also be able to find out useful information about the role. This includes the job description, salary information, reviews and ratings of the employer and even how long the commute will be from your home with Google Maps.

Since launching the service in June last year, Google has “seen 130% more companies showing jobs in Search” and has “connected tens of millions of people around the world to new job opportunities”.

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