Google for Jobs was first announced at the Google I/O keynote in May. Now it is live and featured right on the Google search results page, displaying job opportunities which are listed on major job board websites such as CareerBuilder, Facebook, Glassdoor, LinkedIn, Monster and WayUp.
Using one search engine to yield results from multiple platforms, Google for Jobs saves job prospectors from the tediousness of searching the same keywords across different job sites.
Product manager Nick Zakrasek explained in a Google blog post released on Tuesday, that the engine shows a "job listing preview, and each job can expand to display comprehensive details about the listing." For example, if "tech jobs" in the "Austin, Texas area" is searched for, one of the first jobs that pops up is a tech support job with Apex Systems. If this job is clicked on, a detailed job description and reviews from other job listing sites are revealed.
However, searches need to be kept specific in order to produce the intended results. Under "tech jobs" in the Austin, Texas area, jobs titled automotive tech, X-Ray technician, and product installation technician also showed up. Narrowing a search is very simple though with Google's wide range of search filters, such as date posted, company type, employer, and category.
So far, Google for Jobs is not a place for employers to post directly on the site, because Google's goal is to continue being a search engine. The job search feature merely gathers job listings posted on other sites and houses them in one place. With one click on the listing, Google redirects the user to the site where the job originated.