Google Jobbox, SERP, Logo and Apply Button - there are many terms and functions around Google for Jobs. On this page you will learn in detail what the individual terms are all about. Here you can quickly look up terms, or discover new perhaps still unknown functions of Google for Jobs.
The Google Job box can be found in the normal Google search on the first SERP (search results page). Most of the time, the Google Jobbox is displayed as the first organic search result. However, the job box is only shown when Google recognizes that it is a job search. For example, search queries such as "medical assistant job" will result in the Google Job Box being displayed.
You can recognize the Google Jobbox by the blue marker that says "job openings" and the phrase "near ...".
However, the Google Jobbox is only the entry point to Google for Jobs and contains only limited functionality. For example, only three jobs and only selected filter options are displayed. The full job search can be opened by clicking on the blue headline.
When searching for jobs, sometimes a banner is displayed above the Google Jobbox showing relevant job boards. Mostly large or industry-specific job portals are linked there. However, this banner is not always displayed.
SERP is an abbreviation for Search Engine Result Page. This refers to the page on which a search engine such as Google displays the results.
Only after clicking on the Google Jobbox, the Google for Jobs opens with all its functions. It is interesting that there is no direct link to open Google for Jobs directly. The way always leads through the regular web search. The job search engine is divided into the following areas:
Free text search
At Google for Jobs, you can search for suitable job advertisements using a free text search. The search field at the top can be used for this purpose. A special feature is that Google automatically relates the search to the current region. This is recognizable a the small written addition under the search. In this case "Schlewsig-Holstein". Google recognizes the current location, for example, by the IP address.
Should Google once not have recognized the correct location, or is to be searched for specifically at another place, then a location can be indicated simply over the free text search with, for example "arzthelfer job hamburg". Here too, Google now automatically recognises that jobs are to be searched for in the vicinity of Hamburg.
In addition to the free text search, it is also possible to use filters to further restrict the search results. The following filters are available for this purpose
Date of publication
The location filter can be used to limit the results either to a radius or to specific cities. The selection of the city filter is dynamic and depends on the search query as well as the filters already set.
The date filter can be used to filter the job advertisements according to how recent they are. This way, applicants can see which jobs have just been posted, and they still have a good chance of being among the first applicants.
The type filter (type of employment) allows you to easily filter the job offers according to certain types of employment. The typical filters here are part-time or full-time jobs, but you can also filter for internships. If there are no suitable offers in the current search results, the filters are deactivated.
The employer filter can be used to filter specifically for your favourite employers. The employers displayed there depend on the free text search.
After any filters have been applied, this is also displayed in the filter view. The "x" can be used to deselect the applied filters.
In Google for Jobs, the job list is displayed below the filters on the left-hand side. There, all job offers are listed that match the current search (free text search including filter).
The job list clearly shows the most important information about the job advertisements. Included are
Logo or placeholder for the company logo
Name of the company
Source of the job ad
Age of the job advertisement
Type of employment
In some cases, information is only displayed if it has been entered. This applies to the type of employment and the salary.
By scrolling to the end, further suitable jobs are loaded. By clicking on a job ad in the list, more details about the job ad are displayed on the right side.
The job details page displays detailed information about the selected job ad. What is interesting here is that all relevant information is displayed directly on Google for Jobs. The user does not have to leave Google.
The page is structured as follows:
Save and Share button
Apply for Buttons / Apply Buttons
Map with directions
Title, company name, logo as well as location and additional information (age of job ad, salary, type of employment) are identical to the information in the job list.
The Save and Share functions are very useful functions for remembering or sending individual job ads. In order to use the save function, you have to log in with a Google account.
The apply buttons (also called Google for Jobs Apply Button ) are located on the detail page below the basic information. There is always at least one button, but sometimes more. This is related to the sources through which the job ad came to Google.
The job description consists of simple continuous text. Currently, Google allows practically no formatting options for job ads. Only paragraphs and bulleted lists are allowed.
After the job description in text form, other optional elements are displayed. If Google has reviews for the company that has posted the job ad and the AI (artificial intelligence) has correctly created the link, reviews will also be displayed.
If a job ad has a correct address, a map will also be displayed in the detail view, showing the location or place of employment. If you are logged in with a Google account and have shared or stored your current location there, even the distance and travel time to the employer will be displayed.
Finally, some further links to the employer are listed. Whether links are displayed there and which links are displayed there also depends on the Google AI. The following types are possible
Link to the website
Link to further job advertisements of the company
Display of web search results for the company
A fundamental characteristic of Google is the uniformity of search results. This applies to both web search and Google job search. The argument for this is that results should be comparable and content rather than visual appeal is important. Thus, the company logo at G4J is virtually the only possibility for individualization.
The logo is displayed in the list view as well as in the detail view. It is important to note that the logo is only displayed very small. Logos with too much detail are then hardly readable. It is recommended to use a reduced version of the logo (e.g. the favicon) - preferably without font.
If no logo is stored for a job ad, Google will generate a placeholder. This is a colored square with the first letter of the company. Another reason why the logo is not displayed is that Google has not yet indexed it or has not linked it to the company. For more information on how to add the logo, see the Google for Jobs guide. Alternatively, you can easily maintain your job ads and the associated logos using our editor.
Google is constantly searching the internet for new job ads. (Note: Special requirements must be met for Google to recognize a job posting. Learn more in the instructions or use a specialized service provider for Google for Jobs).
If a new job ad is found, it will be added to the so-called Google Index and can be found via Google for Jobs. By clicking on the Apply button, a visitor is taken to the source where Google found the job ad.
It is possible that Google finds a job ad via several sources. This is the case, for example, if the job ad is placed on different portals. If this is the case, several Apply buttons are displayed for the sources.
It is important to know that the source also determines the label of the button. For example, if your job ad was found through Xing or Linkedin, the button will be labeled "Apply on: Xing". Ideally, the Apply on button is labeled with the company name.
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