Google revamps Jobs search to streamline vacancy hunting

Now when people search for jobs on Google in the U.S., they’ll see an immersive experience that allows them to explore jobs from across the web and refine their search to meet their unique needs. As part of the effort, Google launched the Cloud Jobs API – now in private alpha stage – which lets companies plug their open positions into Search, so they surface when candidates search for jobs.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Google is trying to turn its search engine into an employment engine. Since it is a unified job search platform, it makes it easier for job seekers to look for their next careers.

Google has partnered with the likes of Monster, CareerBuilder, LinkedIn, WayUp, DirectEmployers, and Facebook for the initiative. Search results will also include companies with job listings on their homepage.

Only jobs posted on job boards that integrate with Google will receive traffic from this new, enhanced search feature. Users can then click on results to get more information, and filter listings by criteria like location, employer, and the date of the listing.

Users can even set alerts so they are notified when new jobs that match their requirements are posted. Google’s blogpost outlines how Google for Jobs will work.

Now open for developers, site owners, and recruiters on mobile and desktop, Google for Jobs aims to make job hunting – a hard and stressful time for most – easier for the unemployed or those looking for fresh opportunities.

“Ensuring Madgex-powered job boards are integrated with this new Google feature is part of our drive to provide our clients with the best functionality and ensure our job boards lead the way in recruitment technology”. Google uses artificial intelligence in its algorithm to filter duplicate entries so seekers would not waste so much energy applying to different postings of similar employers. This brand-new job listing experience formally launches today for people in the U.S. and Madgex has ensured its market-leading job board software is fully integrated and ready to go.