Google launched its own job search engine — here’s how it works

Looking for a job?

Just Google it.

The tech giant recently launched its own job search feature, Google for Jobs.

As Business Insider’s Matt Weinberger reports, the new feature employs machine learning-trained algorithms to sort and organize job listings from a range of employment sites including LinkedIn, Monster, and Glassdoor.

So if you decide to find your next gig on Google, you’ll have a streamlined place to search and AI technology on your side.

Here’s how to get started using Google for Jobs:


To get started, type ‘jobs’ or ‘internships’ into a Google search with or without accompanying words, and a box labeled ‘Jobs’ will pop up beneath the search bar.

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The other words you type into your search will narrow your results. So, if you’re looking for a job in media, you could type ‘reporter jobs’ and a number of nearby reporter positions will pop up beneath the ‘Jobs’ box.

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If you simply want to search for nearby jobs, type ‘jobs near me.’

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And if you want to find a job in a new locale, simply type the US city or state where you want to work followed by ‘jobs.’

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When you click on the ‘Jobs’ box, you’ll be taken to this page. Google for Jobs works by pulling in postings from a wide range of different job sites and deleting duplicate listings.

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At this point, you can get more specific about what kinds of jobs you’re looking for.

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Whittle your options down by title…

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… date posted …

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… industry …

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… and type of work, as well as location and company type. All of these tabs can really streamline your search and pinpoint good matches.

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And if you want to keep on top of certain job postings, you can turn on job alerts to have new search results sent directly to your email.

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Once you’ve found something that strikes your fancy, you can’t directly apply for the role on Google for Jobs. Instead, Google directs you over to the original posting.

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If you have a particular dream company in mind, you can list it in the search bar or find it by clicking the employer tab.

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