On June 20, 2017, Google launched a new program, “Google for Jobs”, designed to tighten the gap between job seekers and their dream jobs.
Google claims that this recruiting option will optimize the job seekers ability to find positions that directly correlate with their interests by offering to sort by a wide variety of criteria and efficiently link seekers to appropriate opportunities. They claims this is a win-win for employers and job seekers alike. However, with this new job search engine, pros and cons arise on both ends of the spectrum. Ensure you understand the latest technology and maintain a competitive advantage whether you are the employer or seeker.
How does Google for Jobs work anyway?
You can begin by searching key words such as “med tech jobs in Minneapolis, MN” or “Quality Assurance Engineer, Minneapolis”. Google will then compile job listings from sites such as LinkedIn, Monster, etc. and show you available positions. It can get as specific as employer reviews, ratings and exact commute times, assuming you are logged in to your Google account. Google offers the option to stay in tune with your search results by turning on saved search alerts. By doing this, Google will email you when relevant job listings are posted.
“Time is money” can apply to almost any area of life! Let’s connect a few dots:
- Most people have used Google in their lives and a majority of those people have searched for various positions using Google’s search engine.
- The longer an employer takes to fill a position, the more money they lose in the meantime.
“Google for Jobs” is focused on tightening the time to match job seekers with employers.
“Google for Jobs” benefits the employer by minimizing the time spent to fill a position, and benefits the seeker by offering quick and convenient results in just seconds. Google’s aggregation of sites such as Monster and CareerBuilder means seekers will no longer see multiple postings for the same job because Google eliminates this clutter. The convenience of signing up for alerts keeps the seeker up-to-date and ready for new opportunities. At the end of the day, the employer and seeker look for convenience and speed, and “Google for Jobs” offers exactly that.
On the other hand, with positions being so accessible to the seeker, will employers be able to find the quality of staff they are looking for? Will convenience, in this instance, create a larger hassle than desired for the employer? A con of using “Google for Jobs” rather than a platform such as LinkedIn is that Google will not search based on experience. LinkedIn offers the employer better vetting process to narrow down qualified candidates. With an influx of applicants, how can companies maximize their time finding the right seeker for the job?
“Google for Jobs” seems like an interesting opportunity for the employer and seeker. In both situations there are two main themes: time and money. The argument for which one saves more is an argument that only time can tell.
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Written by: Isaac Pirk, Talencio intern and student at North Central University, Minneapolis, MN.