Google for Jobs posting

Google for Jobs is a type of job search within Google Search. Approximately, 78 % of all job searches start in Google. Therefore, it is not surprising that Google has developed a vertical search engine that aggregates job postings from various job boards, platforms, and career sites.

Job postings are displayed directly in Google’s search results — the “job box” containing job ads has position 0, meaning that job postings will be displayed at the very top of the search results.

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  • Job board type


  • Target group

    Entire Job Market

  • Country


175k to 200k

4 billion

88 %

Advantages and disadvantages of Google for Jobs

Is hiring through Google for Jobs the right fit for you? Make a more informed decision by taking a look at some advantages and disadvantages of posting your job to Google for Jobs:


  • Google for Jobs is free of charge
  • Various filtering options to help candidates find relevant jobs
  • Jobs will be displayed based on search queries — job titles might not match, but other attributes might.
  • Searching for ‘jobs near me’ shows regional search results.
  • Google can draw on the search history and behaviour of the searcher, thus helping to find jobs that fit the searcher best — relevant job postings might get top positions
  • Google For Jobs assigns a central role to career websites
  • Easy to use


  • Since Google for Jobs is not a job platform but a job search engine, Job ads cannot be uploaded directly by employers
  • No focus on employer brand: the results page doesn’t offer a lot of personality & is lacking imagery
  • No integration of social media channels
  • Creating relevant and detailed job ads that are rewarded by Google’s organic ranking system is not easy.
  • You might need to invest in additional resources to optimize your job postings with structured data for Google for Jobs (unless posting through JOIN)
  • No identification and targeting of passive candidates

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Frequently Asked Questions

Since many factors can determine the success of a job ad, it’s not possible to say how many applications your job ad will deliver. Typically, besides how compelling and detailed your job description is, the city or region you are located in, and the kind of job you are posting will play a role in whether you receive the amount of applications you were expecting.

Currently, Google for Jobs is active in Germany, France, Spain, and the UK.

To make Google’s bot recognize your job ad as a job ad while crawling websites, it must contain structured data. This means you’ll need to edit the HTML of the job postings. After setting everything up, Google will continue to pull new jobs as you add them.

You can find all information on how to get your job postings ready here:

Sounds complicated? Don’t worry, creating job ads with JOIN’s intuitive job editor automatically results in job ads optimized for Google for Jobs. Once published, your job ad will be crawled by Google and shown in the search results.

Users can refine their job search with various filtering options. These include:
– Category
– Job title
– Location
– Date of publication
– Employment type
– Employer

Of course, there is no guarantee that you will find suitable candidates based on your premium job ad — but the fact is that it is the basis for generating a certain reach and visibility.

However, if you decide to use JOIN to create and advertise job ads, you will gain exciting insights from us that will show you whether certain job boards are worthwhile for you or not.