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Google for Jobs finally arrives in the UK

After Google secured the content from several major UK recruitment services, including Totaljobs, Reed, Guardian Jobs and Haymarket, as well as global sites including Glassdoor and LinkedIn, they have launched their UK version of their job hunting search tool: Google for Jobs. The goal of Google for Jobs is to stop job seekers from having to sift through numerous results from different job sites, in order to find the role they are looking for. As well as the major job listing sites Google for Jobs also highlights the content of thousands of smaller, niche and specialist sites and lists the newest and most relevant jobs on offer based on the location of the user and the keywords they have entered. So, what are the benefits of Google for Jobs? For the user the key benefit is the ability to search in one place for jobs from all over the internet. For the job sites and employers whose job roles appear on the site, the major benefit is that they can use the power of the Google brand to get their jobs exposed to as many potential candidates as possible, free of charge. For both groups Google for Jobs offers some unique “search smarts” over other sites, including the ability for job seeks to carry out one search to find similar jobs listed under different titles, for example: programmer, software engineer and developer. A major frustration for job seekers, the ambiguity and discrepancies over job titles can lead to users having to make multiple searches, with multiple keywords, as employers call the same job role by many different titles. Google...