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Google For Jobs

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.

Job board type

Generalist ? Generalist job boards often have a very high reach, but they are not as effective for targeting candidates.

Target group

Entire Job Market

Country

International International

Google for Jobs in numbers

Posting to Google for Jobs for the first time? Below we have compiled a couple of top figures helping you get a quick overview and get to know Google Jobs better:

175k to 200k

Unique job listings in the US per day

4 billion

Google users worldwide

88 %

Search engine desktop market share worldwide

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:

Pro

  • 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

Con

  • 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

What it looks like

Wondering what job posting on Google for Jobs looks like? See for yourself! Push your recruiting efforts to the next level and attract the talent you have been looking for.

Job Search

Here is what it looks like to search jobs posts on Google for Jobs.

Job Ad

This is how your job posts appear on Google for Jobs.

Job Search

Here is what it looks like to search jobs posts on Google for Jobs.

Job Ad

This is how your job posts appear on Google for Jobs.

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Google for Jobs is free to use — However, if you wish to promote your job ad, you can book text ads through JOIN after creating your job ad. The following Google for Jobs premium packages are available on JOIN:

Premium

Google Ads

  • Text Campaign Small 7 Days
  • Text Campaign Medium 14 Days
  • Text Campaign Large 14 Days

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Any questions on Google for Jobs?

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.

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: https://developers.google.com/search/docs/data-types/job-posting

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.

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.

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

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