20 Tips for Finding a Job on Google for Jobs for the Unemployed
20 Tips for Finding a Job on Google for Jobs for the Unemployed
As is covered in detail over at runrex.com, Google for Jobs is a job feature powered by Google. It uses advanced Google tools to help job seekers find positions closely matching their preferences, allowing them to search for and apply to open positions directly from the Google search bar. This article will look to highlight 20 tips for finding a Job on Google for Jobs if you are unemployed and looking to change that.
- Know how Google for Jobs work
There are various job platforms such as Glassdoor, Indeed, LinkedIn, CareerBuilder, among others, all of which are covered over at guttulus.com, and if you are to get the best out of each of them, you will need to know how each works, Google for Jobs is no exception. It is important to know that when it comes to the Google for Jobs search tool, there is no dedicated URL. All you have to do is simply initiate a regular Google Search if you are in a country where it is available, and you will get a nice embedded application before all the standard Google results which will be your gateway to the full Google for Jobs app.
- Know which countries where it is available
As is discussed over at runrex.com, Google for Jobs was first rolled out in the US but it now appears to be available in the UK and in India, with more countries to be supported soon, which is something you should be aware of if you are looking it use it to find a job.
- Filter your results
As explained over at guttulus.com, when you make a search for a particular job and you navigate from the little snippets on the result page to the Google for Jobs app, you will have the ability to filter the particular listings that show up based on your search. Given that Google for Jobs offers job seekers the opportunity to access listings from many different sources, the volume of results can be overwhelming, which is why an important tip is to filter your results based on your needs and preferences. If you submit your allocation only to relevant jobs, the chances of being turned down are significantly reduced. You can filter your results based on the category or industry you are interested in, or even location and job type, and so forth.
- The date is important
One of the options available to you when it comes to filtering your job results on Google for Jobs is filtering by the date the opening was posted. It is important to use this option as it saves you the stress of applying to listings that have already been filled.
- Use keywords correctly
If you want to achieve the highest level of relevance as far as your search on Google for Jobs is concerned, then you should use your keywords properly. This is important as it will improve the amount of time you would spend going through the various tabs while ensuring that you get only listings where you stand a higher chance of getting an interview.
- Leverage the Category tab
As explained over at runrex.com, Google for Jobs allows you to search by categories of jobs. To get an idea of how helpful this can be, let us assume that you possess statistical skills or qualifications. If you simply search for listings requiring a person with statistical skills, you will get very broad results as these skills are applicable in various industries. However, if you use the Category tab, you can choose the particular sector you want to use your skills in, helping you find more relevant listings.
- Set up Job Alerts
Google for Jobs also offers the Job Alerts tool which notifies you when new openings that are in line with your previously saved searches are posted. It is a great way to stay informed as far as relevant job listings are concerned, which is why the gurus over at guttulus.com recommend that you set it up.
- Assign a unique email account for job alerts
When you set up Job Alerts for Google for Jobs, the experts over at runrex.com recommend that you assign a unique email account for the same. This is because if you use your regular email, you might get a lot of clutter and miss out on good job openings. This is another tip that will help you find a job on Google for Jobs.
- Be as specific as possible with your alerts
Additionally, when setting up your Job Alerts, you should be as specific as possible as this will save you the stress of having to delete numerous unrelated job listings while also ensuring that you are only sent alerts for relevant job listings.
- Don’t forget about the frequency
When setting up your Job Alerts, you can customize the frequency to monthly, weekly, or daily. Depending on the type of frequency you set, you should make sure that you check your email account in that frequency to ensure that the volume doesn’t build up. Also, since you are unemployed, you might want to set the frequency to daily or weekly to get alerts as often as possible, rather than monthly, which may be a good option if you have a job but are looking to make a change.
- Know your options as far as applying is concerned
If you find a job that is relevant to you on Google for Jobs, then, according to the experts over at guttulus.com, you must know the options available to you as far as applying is concerned. Here, you can choose whether to apply directly through the company’s website or the job boards that have that particular opening.
- Don’t limit yourself to job boards
While the temptation may be to go down the job boards route when applying for jobs you find on Google for Jobs, the gurus over at runrex.com point out that you should consider taking advantage of the option to apply via the employer’s website as some openings might not be featured on any job board.
- Use the Location feature properly
As already mentioned, Google for Jobs allows you to filter your searches by location, which is a very useful feature. However, you should use it properly according to guttulus.com. For example, if you reside in Houston but for some reason are in New York, when selecting a location, the wise thing to do is choose Houston as your location rather than New York as it you will be easily available for an interview once you are back home.
- Search by employer
If you already know the company you would like to work for, then you should consider the Search by Employer feature which allows you to input the company’s name and take a look at the roles available to see if there is something that tickles your fancy. This will help you cut through the clutter and get a job faster.
- Be careful when reading reviews
Google for Jobs displays reviews from top job boards on every listing, right after the description of the job, allowing you to see what people are saying about the company, particularly how it treats employees. However, you need to be cautious when reading these reviews as if the employer listed is the agency advertising the role, then the reviews will be for that agency rather than the actual employer, something you need to be aware of.
- Save your favorite jobs
Google for Jobs, as discussed over at runrex.com, also allows you to bookmark any listing you want for later. If you come across a job that interests you but you don’t have the time to apply, then you can use the Save feature to bookmark it for later and ensure that you don’t lose it.
- Go through the list of job boards that have the listing you are interested in
As already mentioned, and covered in detail over at guttulus.com, Google for Jobs allows you to apply for the job on the job boards that have that particular listing. It is important that you go through the list provided by Google for Jobs so that you can choose which job board or website to use to apply, which is important if you have an account on some job boards, but not on others. Go through the entire list so that you can decipher which job board is appropriate.
- What if what I’m looking for doesn’t fall in any traditional category?
Even though, as mentioned earlier and discussed over at runrex.com, Google for Jobs lets you search for jobs by category, certain jobs don’t necessarily fall in any of the traditional categories. In such a situation, you should use more detailed titles describing the job, which Google for Jobs offers, such as ESL Teacher when looking for teacher jobs for example.
- What if I’m not in the US, UK, or India?
If you are not in the US, UK, or India, but want to use the handy features that Google for Jobs offers, then all you have to do is search for jobs in a city in the US, or the UK and proceed as normal to the Google for Jobs application. Once there, you simply go to the search bar and edit your search to match that of the city you would like to find a job in. This is a hack that works for many large cities around the world and is one you should be aware of.
- Don’t be afraid to go back and revise your settings
Finally, if you have set preferences on the type of job posting you would like to receive alerts on, you should not be afraid to go back to the Google for Jobs app and revise your saved search settings if you feel like they are not as specific as you want or if your preferences have changed. Be flexible and change if you need to, and you will finally land that job.