Google CEO Sundar Pichai recently introduced Google for Jobs — an upcoming area within Google that will let you search for jobs in your area. The jobs will even pull listings from popular sites like LinkedIn, Facebook, and Indeed.
“46% of U.S. employers say they face talent shortages and have issues filling open job positions,” explained Pichai. “While job seekers may be looking for openings right next door – there’s a big disconnect here…We want to better connect employers and job seekers through a new initiative, Google for Jobs.”
With Google for Jobs, Google is hoping to manipulate Google’s artificially intelligent systems as well to better classify jobs. As Pichai notes, “retail” can mean anything from sales, to store manager, to shop clerk, so Google is doing pattern matching to get you the exact kind of jobs you’re looking for. I don’t know about you, but this will be amazing for job searches. Too often, sites like Indeed and LinkedIn fail to successfully classify or filter out the type of job in the particular industry that you are looking for.
Pichai also mentioned that a one-click “Apply” feature – showing how you could press a big blue button to submit your application – will be available with Google for Jobs.