Google for Jobs adds new features to its job listings search tool

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Google's Job Search Engine Now Shows Salary

Searching jobs made simpler, as Google updates tools to show salaries and location-based results

Google is looking to make search job easier for its job seekers. Back in June, it had introduced its job listing search feature that will help job seekers find a job right from the Search.

The internet giant on Wednesday announced in a blog post that it has updated its Google for Jobs platform, which is integrated into Google’s search engine. The new function will now let users add salary-related information, location settings and job application choices based on which the details about open position will display in the Search results.

“Now, based on feedback from job seekers, we’re introducing some new features to help make the process more efficient. Directly in Search, you can access salary information for job postings, improved location settings, job application choices, and in a couple of weeks, the ability to save individual jobs,” said Nick Zakrasek, product manager for the job search platform, Google, in a blog post.

While these tools roll out immediately, Google also plans to add the ability to save individual job postings right in Google Search in a few weeks across all devices supporting internet access.

“We all know the job hunt can be stressful, so Google is here to help. We review every piece of feedback we receive, and we’ll continue to add tools to help make the job search easier for you,” added Zakrasek.

With the newly added features, people searching for jobs will see estimated pay ranges for positions based on things such as job title, location and the company posting the job. Google has additionally updated its location filters to make it simpler for users to choose jobs between 2 to 200 miles (or “anywhere”) based on the flexibility of the job seeker.

The added tools have been added after an extensive research by a team found that an estimated 85 percent of job listings in the U.S. have salary information missing. Hence, Google have collaborated with job sources including Glassdoor, PayScale, LinkedIn, and Paysa among others to outline salary ranges based on the post as well as comparability to the estimated remuneration for the mentioned job post.

According to Google, since the job listing function has been rolled out five months ago, 60 percent of employers are now showing jobs in search results.

Unfortunately, it appears the service will be limited strictly to the U.S.

Source: Gadgets 360

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