Google for Jobs is a free service.
Google for Jobs is a free service that uses AI and machine learning to increase job post visibility by showing job postings in Google search results. Some experience with HTML is needed if you don't want to post to job posting sites.
In Australia, more than 10 million monthly Google searches are career-related. Gauging from the impact Google for Jobs has had in other markets, Australian employers and recruiters can expect the feature, once it is available in the country, to lead to increased traffic to optimized posts.
- The service is free.
- Once you've integrated your careers page with Google, your new jobs will show up in results as you add them.
- Resources on how to add structured data to your posts are easily available.
- You can post jobs to 3rd party sites that are already integrated with Google so you don't have to change the code on your site.
- The job posts are linked directly to your website.
- Job seekers can search save searches and create job alerts.
- Job search filters include title, location, type, and employer.
- Google for Jobs does not have a resume database for employers to access.
- Employers have to research 3rd party sites to find out if they use Google's structured data.
- Google for Jobs does not provide an option to sponsor listings to make job posts stand out.
There aren't many reviews of Google for Jobs online from the employer's perspective, but one article on the jobs search engine warns that employers will have to invest time and money to get set up correctly.
How to Post your Jobs on Google Directly:
Five steps for posting a job on Google.
Posting a job on Google.
Use your business website.
You won't be able to directly send your jobs to Google search results if you don't have a website. However, if you don't have a business website, you may be able to post with a 3rd party site that does post to Google, although many job boards require companies to have a site also.
Publish your job postings on the website.
You'll want a careers page on your site that lists all your current job postings.
Add job listing structured data to your jobs page.
This might sound scary if you're not a technical person. Adding structured data to the job postings tells Google that it's a job posting and labels the essential info. If you can't do this and don't want to go to a 3rd party, it should be easy to find a freelancer who can.
Use sitemaps to let Google know when you've added and removed jobs.
If you want people to apply to jobs you've just posted, or don't want them to apply to jobs you've taken down, use sitemaps to quickly tell Google what's going on. Again, you'll need someone technical to set this up and submit them.
Track results in Google Search Console.
You'll be able to see impressions and clicks in search console to see how well Google for Jobs is working for you and to make sure it's running correctly.
Google for Jobs vs. SEEK:
SEEK is a leading job board in Australia. Although SEEK does not offer a free option, its benefits compared to Google for Jobs lie in the additional features, such as a resume database, applicant tracking, and email scheduling tools, that support employers' hiring activities.
Google for Jobs vs. Jora:
Jora offers ten free job postings per month and is easy to use for job seekers, which is good for employers using the platform to find candidates. However, Google for Jobs reaches more people. If you can master the structured data required by Google for Jobs for your job to show up in search results, then it is the better option.
Google for Jobs vs. Indeed:
Indeed is a popular and trusted job board that offers built-in screening tools and a resume database of over 175 million resumes. However, you must pay for your job posts to stay prominent on the site. If you can get the Google for Jobs structured data set up correctly, your job posts will appear in Google search results for free.
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What is Google for Jobs?
Google for Jobs uses artificial intelligence, machine learning, and integrations with job boards to make it possible for jobs to be seen in Google search results, and to be found more easily, despite the variety of titles a job may have. It has the potential to bring a lot more visibility to job posts.
How do I post a job for free on Google?
To post a job for free on Google, you just need to configure your jobs page correctly so that it integrates with Google for Jobs, or use a 3rd-party service to do it for you.
Can any business post a job on Google for free?
Yes, as of now it appears any business can use this service if the jobs are posted in English. It does not appear that the Google job search engine has been rolled out to non-English-speaking countries yet.
Is there a Google job posting site?
Not really. Rather than create a separate Google for Jobs website, or Google job board, Google job listings show up in organic search results. So if you search for something like "Engineer jobs near me" on Google's home page, you'd see Google job postings for that search among the results.
How long does it take for my Google job listing to show up?
Assuming you have everything set up correctly, it shouldn't take too long — you just have to wait for Google to index your site. This can sometimes take a few days.