Google's next big feature is to scrape LinkedIn

Randall Craig
June 24, 2017

In an interview with TechCrunch, Google's product manager, Nick Zakrasek said that the company doesn't intend to let employers post job opportunities directly on its platform.

Google has now launched AI-powered job search engine, which has been mainly rolled out for English speaking users from the United States as of now; and will be shortly introduced globally. "With this new experience, we aim to connect Americans to job opportunities across the U.S., so no matter who you are or what kind of job you're looking for, you can find job postings that match your needs". For example, people can run searches on terms such as "jobs near me" or "teaching jobs". The goal of the initiative was to use the search giant's skills at organizing information to make finding jobs easier. The idea behind Google's new AI job search feature is to go through all of the job listings for the user without having to search each page individually.

Provision for job alerts, direct emailing of the suggested jobs and many more features have been added in the search engine.

The technology company recently announced its Google job search project. For more information on this feature you can check out Google's blog post here.

The new AI-powered job search feature also displays employee ratings from sites like Indeed and Glassdoor, so you can read reviews about a particular employer before you apply for a job there.

Chances are you have visited one of those sites when you were looking through postings.

Earlier this week, Google rolled out a new job-hunting feature called Google for Jobs.

To do this, Google first has to remove all of the duplicate listings that employers post on the job sites.

"The Google Jobs API on the J&J careers site enables candidates to find open positions across the company in a much more intuitive and relevant way", said Sjoerd Gehring, global vp of talent acquisition at Johnson & Johnson.

This detailed jobs information is a departure from the way Google's main search engine has traditionally shown only bare-bones links to various help-wanted sites. Soon, Google will launch the same service to different parts of the world but it will take some time.

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