Google now shows Jobs near you

Users who have been using Android and iOS devices for quite some time now, must have got to know about Google’s powerful in house personal assistant that resides in their cell phones. Google Now (a significant evolution can be found in the form of Google Assistant), is an intelligent personal assistant which has been developed by Google and can be triggered using the Google App, in Android and iOS.

The personal assistant which helps the user by performing a variety of tasks from searching anything and everything on the internet to scheduling calls and meetings, and consequently reminding the user about them; just got an update with the announcement of “Google for Jobs”, at the annual Google I/O conference held this year. The team behind Google for Jobs initiative says, they are taking the next step, by putting the convenience and power of Search into the hands of job seekers. This feature, is currently available in US only, soon it would help you to get your next job worldwide.

Teaming up with LinkedIn, Monster, WayUp, DirectEmployers, CareerBuilder, Glassdoor and Facebook to power the service, new job postings from these sites as well as many other across the web can be looked up, when the users would search for things like “jobs near me”, “teaching jobs”, or similar job-seeking queries. Upon hearing phrases like these, the Search would then come up with a possible list of results, that would contain everything you need to know about your dream job in your favorite company.

If you’re looking for something in particular, you can even narrow down your search and filter your results by customizing your search in terms of sector (healthcare, hospitality or engineering), designations (associate, manager or CEO), title (nurse, data engineer, barista), and the type of employment (full-time, part-time, contractor, internship). You can even refine it by specifying the commute time or skills that you can boast of or the hours you have available to work. On top of those things, add reviews and ratings of employer from trusted sites right alongside the job description, alerts for your search to receive an email notification whenever new jobs arrive; and bazinga you have your own personal assistant to keep you up to date and on top of your job hunt.

It is nice to see Google collaborating with job providers from all over the world and making sure that jobs from all platforms, whether big or small, are discoverable using this new cool, feature update.