Google Uses AI To Power New Jobs Search Engine

Google wants to help put you to work. Through changes Google has made to its advanced search engine, you can now look for job openings simply by searching for them and receive more detailed results than before. The new ability is part of the "Google for Jobs" initiative that was announced at Google I/O earlier this year, whereby Google committed to working with both job seekers and employers to bring suitable candidates together.

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The ability to search for jobs is now available in English on desktop and mobile. How it works is you can search for "jobs near me," "teaching jobs," or plug in some other similar search query and you'll receive in-depth results that allow you to explore job openings from around the web. This is different from how normal search results appear, which also appear when searching for jobs—only now they sit below a dedicated section with job openings relevant to your query.

"For many jobs, you’ll also see reviews and ratings of the employer from trusted sites, right alongside the job description, and if you’re signed in, for some jobs you’ll even see how long it would take to commute to the job from home. We’ll continue to add additional filters and information in the future. Looking for jobs is a personal and complex journey, and one that we’re trying to support in this new search experience," Google explains.

The underlying technology is based on Google's Cloud Jobs API announced last year. It provides access to machine learning capabilities to power smarter job search and recommendations within career sites, jobs boards, and other job matching sites and apps. This is yet another example of artificial intelligence finding its way into our daily lives, and it shows why technology companies are putting so much time and energy into machine learning and AI advancements.

In this case, Google has partnered with several organizations from across the jobs industry, including LinkedIn, Monster, WayUp, DirectEmployers, CareerBuilder, Glassdoor, and Facebook. The benefit for job seekers is that they'll see job postings from all of those sites (along with several others) as soon as they're posted. And that is just the beginning—Google plans to publish open documentation for all jobs providers so that more third-parties can jump on board.

Happy job hunting!