Google Search’s built-in jobs search engine, that launched earlier this year, is getting an update these days. For the foremost part, these new features address some basic shortcomings of the 1st version.
This means that in this new version, you can now finally filter jobs by however far away they’re from you, not just by what city they’re in. The updated “Location” filter now lets you choose from between 2 to 200 miles (or “anywhere”), which provides you quite a bit more control.
In addition, you’ll also shortly (“within the coming weeks”) be able to save jobs right in Google Search due to a new marker button. Nothing special here, but it’s a helpful feature and because those bookmarks synchronize across devices, it’s currently easier to search on mobile and apply on your desktop, for instance.
Speaking about applying, this new version now also lets you select which service you wish to use to apply. one of the best options of Google Jobs is that it aggregates jobs from multiple sites and knows once a job posting on multiple sites is for the same job. Until now, though, that meant Google would steer you to one specific job board — usually the one with the complete listing. but maybe you prefer to use Monster over CareerBuilder to apply for a job because you already have a profile there. currently, you get that choice right in the Google Jobs interface.
The most interesting new feature, though, is probably the new salary range estimates. Most job listings don’t even list salary ranges, after all, so having Google show data from Glassdoor, Payscale et al will definitely save you a few clicks.