Google Job Search Adds Salary Ranges, Location Filters, Saving Jobs & More

Google Search now shows estimated salary ranges for online job listings

Salary is an important factor in finding the right job-but by our estimate, this information is missing from over 85 percent of job postings in the US today. Between this and the other additions, it's evident that Google wants to be a central destination for job search help.

"Searching for a job can be very time intensive, so people want salary information to determine whether a position is right for them in the earliest stages of evaluation", said Lydia Frank, Vice President of Content Strategy at PayScale.

Google is introducing the new features as tech giants in Silicon Valley face growing scrutiny over the implications of technology and automation on jobs and the workforce. Job listings that already include a salary indication will show a comparison to the estimated remuneration range for the position in question.

For more coverage on this search feature see Techmeme.

Google has also revamped its location filters to make it easier for users to see vacancies exclusively within their preferred range of distance - starting from two and going all the way up to 200 miles. "We are thrilled to work with Google to offer our rich, real time compensation data to millions of job seekers as they look for a job that's right for them".

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Zakrasek said one of the main components of those sessions is teaching people how to use Google job search.

Google has added salary information to its job search tools. Now when we find the same job in multiple places on the web, we'll give you a choice of which site you'd like to visit to view the job.

Google said, "With a bookmark button alongside each posting, saving is as simple as a single tap". With this, you'll be able to save a few candidates for a new job for later viewing.

This isn't restricted to third-party recruitment platforms that have specifically partnered with Google, any company that lists salary information, including specific figures and estimates, can tweak their web pages so that they're included in job search results. Then that job will appear in your "Saved jobs" tabs on Google, which is accessible across any of your devices.

Google's tool should become more useful for job hunts in the future, too. The company said it would continue to develop the features based on user feedback.

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