The Google For Jobs UK release date seems to be shrouded in mystery. Well, you can start using it today. That’s right, right now! As an SEO consultant, I saw it as my duty to find out how this works.
You see Google has already started scraping the structured data from job pages, job boards and everywhere else (apart from Indeed).
Google For Jobs is now a fully working product in the UK you just have to make the quickest of desktop browser adjustments and you will be able to save jobs and search for new jobs till your heart’s content…
What is Google For Jobs?
In case you didn’t know Google For Jobs is one of Google’s latest product releases that is about to disrupt how companies recruit and how individuals will search (and find) their next job.
Google For Jobs has already launched in the US where early implementation has led to the organic reach of job pages increasing by 600%!
Due to roll out to the UK, this product is going to be highly disruptive to the £35 billion recruitment industry – an industry so reliant on asymmetric information advantage. In case you were wondering Google does not like asymmetric information advantage!
In the meantime, with a few tweaks to your browser, you can have a deep dive into how the platform, looks, feels and operates. After having a play around with Google For Jobs you will certainly want to start getting your data structured as per Google’s guidelines…
Start Using Google For Jobs in the UK Today.
Google For Jobs is now a fully working product in the UK you just have to make the quickest of desktop browser adjustments and you will be able to save jobs and search for new jobs all day long…if you want to.
Because your location is set to the UK within Chrome you will be immediately greeted by Indeed’s job postings and a very bland ordinary job searching experience. Unlucky for Indeed as the changes that are going to take place will be stealing their lunch money. Currently, a none Google For Jobs UK SERP for “Digital Jobs Bristol” looks like this:
Step 1: To access Google For Jobs UK in all it’s glory simply go into the browser settings here:
Step 2: Scroll down to the bottom of the screen and press the “show more” drop-down menu:
Step 3: Select “United States” and press “Save”:
Step 4: Hey presto, here you have it a fully working UK version of Google For Jobs:
Step 5: take action!
The upside of all this is that by taking action early you will be able to steal a march on the competition, 50% of UK recruitment agencies are not yet Google For Jobs ready.
Google has certain partner job boards they are working with, such as Glassdoor so it would be wise to start building your presence on these platforms. Other Google For Jobs partners will include Facebook, LinkedIn, Monster and Career Builder.
The structuring of schema data for jobs is not that big a task and by getting this done ASAP you stand a chance of getting an early mover advantage and boosting traffic to your job listings – you can even do it yourself using Google Tag Manager.
Let me know if you have given this a try, is Google For Jobs going to change the way we search for jobs?
I would love to read your comments below 👇