Google is now rolling out the jobs service it announced earlier this year at Google I/O.
In its current format, the service collects jobs from other third party sites like LinkedIn, Monster, Facebook, Glassdoor and CareerBuilder, making it easier for jobseekers to find relevant listings all in one place.
It can also include jobs hosted on a company’s own website, if they have updated their sitemap.
When someone searches for a job in Google, say by typing “iOS Engineer in New York”, Google will show a short preview of relevant job listings in the search results.
Jobseekers can then click the downward arrow to view the full list of jobs, with each individual position expanding to show further details about the role, including company, date posted, job details, and a description of the position.
Once in the search results, you can also narrow down these listings using filters like location, date posted, job type and category.
The feature, which is now available on desktop and mobile in the US, also allows jobseekers to set up notifications to get alerts about new jobs.
Speaking to TechCrunch, Google’s product manager Nick Zakrasek said: “Finding a job is like dating. Each person has a unique set of preferences and it only takes one person to fill this job.”
To get your job listings posted on Google, there are two steps – first you must mark up your job listings with Job Posting structured data.
Second, Google says you must submit a sitemap (or an RSS or Atom feed) with a <lastmod> date for each listing.
In terms of where they will rank, Google says it is an “enriched search experience”, and has created a dedicated guide to help companies improve their job rankings.
In a blog post announcing the release, Google said that if companies currently publish their job openings on third party sites like LinkedIn, Facebook and Glassdoor, they are also eligible to appear in the search results.
It is currently unknown when the job search tool is expected to roll out beyond the US.