Google beefs up job search tool with salary data

The tool will soon also let you save your search results

Google has released a new update to its search engine that gives job seekers more information on the roles they're applying for, including how much they should expect to earn and the ability to save specific job searches.

The update to Google's Job Search tool embeds information like job titles, salary information, application choices, and location data into search results, with further links to sites such as Monster to begin the application process.

While it's not quite a replacement for job search sites, as you still need to go through those to apply for a role, it's a neat way of seeing job information without having to leave Google Search.

It's not entirely clear how Google is calculating the salaries for each role, however it said that data is being drawn from multiple sources, including Glassdoor, PayScale, LinkedIn and Paysa. For those jobs that have salaries provided by the employer, the Google results will display a comparison based on similar roles to ensure you're not being swindled.

Part of the update will also see the addition of improved location settings, including the option to set a "Location" filter that shows jobs from anywhere between two and 200 miles away. You can also tell Google to only display results that are convenient to your commute, such as near a train station or within walking distance from your home.

In the next few weeks Google is also adding the ability to save jobs inside the search engine, which will create a "Saved Jobs" tab that can be accessed from any device.

All image credits: Google

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