Google for Jobs in detail

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.

Google Jobbox

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.

Die Google Jobbox ist der Einstieg zu Google for Jobs und wird auf der SEPR Seite eingeblendet.
Die Google Jobbox ist der Einstieg zu Google for Jobs und wird auf der SEPR Seite eingeblendet.

Search for jobs at

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.

Google schlägt bei der Jobsuche manchmal bestimmte Jobportale vor.
Google schlägt bei der Jobsuche manchmal bestimmte Jobportale vor.

SERP Search Engine Result Page

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.

Beispiel einer Google SERP (Suchergebnisseite)
Beispiel einer Google SERP (Suchergebnisseite)

Google for Jobs

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

  • Filter

  • Job List

  • Job Details

Die Bereiche von Google for Jobs in der Übersicht
Die Bereiche von Google for Jobs in der Übersicht

Free text job 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.

Über eine Freitext-Suche kann bei Google for Jobs einfach nach Stellenanzeigen gesucht werden.
Über eine Freitext-Suche kann bei Google for Jobs einfach nach Stellenanzeigen gesucht werden.

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.

Über die Freitext-Suche lässt sich bei Google for Jobs explizit ein Ort angeben.
Über die Freitext-Suche lässt sich bei Google for Jobs explizit ein Ort angeben.

Filter

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

  • Location

  • Date of publication

  • Type

  • Employer

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.

Über den Standort Filter lassen sich die Suchergebnisse auf einen Radius oder bestimmte Städte filtern.
Über den Standort Filter lassen sich die Suchergebnisse auf einen Radius oder bestimmte Städte filtern.

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.

Über den Datum Filter lassen sich die Stellenangebote nach Aktualität filtern
Über den Datum Filter lassen sich die Stellenangebote nach Aktualität filtern

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.

Über den Anstellungsart Filter kann einfach nach Vollzeit oder Teilzeit Jobs gefiltert werden.
Über den Anstellungsart Filter kann einfach nach Vollzeit oder Teilzeit Jobs gefiltert werden.

The employer filter can be used to filter specifically for your favourite employers. The employers displayed there depend on the free text search.

Über den Arbeitgeber Filter können Stellenangebote einfach nach den bevorzugten Arbeitgebern gefiltert werden.
Über den Arbeitgeber Filter können Stellenangebote einfach nach den bevorzugten Arbeitgebern gefiltert werden.

After any filters have been applied, this is also displayed in the filter view. The "x" can be used to deselect the applied filters.

Über diese Schaltfläche lassen sich die aktiven Filter wieder zurücksetzen.
Über diese Schaltfläche lassen sich die aktiven Filter wieder zurücksetzen.

Job List

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

  • Location

  • Source of the job ad

  • Age of the job advertisement

  • Type of employment

  • Salary

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.

Google for Jobs Ergebnis Liste zeigt alle Suchergebnisse.
Google for Jobs Ergebnis Liste zeigt alle Suchergebnisse.

Job details page

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:

  • Title

  • Save and Share button

  • Logo

  • Company Name

  • Location

  • Apply for Buttons / Apply Buttons

  • Additional Information

  • Job description

  • Reviews

  • Map with directions

  • Further links

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.

Die Google for Jobs Detailansicht enthält sämtliche Informationen zu einem Stellenangebot.
Die Google for Jobs Detailansicht enthält sämtliche Informationen zu einem Stellenangebot.

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.

Über die Funktion speichern oder teilen, ist es einfach möglich sich Stellenanzeigen für später zu merken.
Über die Funktion speichern oder teilen, ist es einfach möglich sich Stellenanzeigen für später zu merken.

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.

Google for Jobs zeigt Bewertungen zum Arbeitgeber an.
Google for Jobs zeigt Bewertungen zum Arbeitgeber an.

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.

Bei korrekt hinterlegter Adresse, zeigt Google for Jobs eine Landkarte an.
Bei korrekt hinterlegter Adresse, zeigt Google for Jobs eine Landkarte an.

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

Google zeigt teilweise weiterführende Links zu Stellenanzeigen an.
Google zeigt teilweise weiterführende Links zu Stellenanzeigen an.

Logo / Company logo

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.

Das Logo wird bei Google for Jobs in der Liste und in der Detail Ansicht eingefügt.
Das Logo wird bei Google for Jobs in der Liste und in der Detail Ansicht eingefügt.

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.

Falls kein Logo hinterlegt ist, oder das Logo von Google nicht verknüpft wurde, wird ein Platzhalter angezeigt.
Falls kein Logo hinterlegt ist, oder das Logo von Google nicht verknüpft wurde, wird ein Platzhalter angezeigt.

Sources

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.

Stellenanzeige bei nur einer Quelle gefunden
Stellenanzeige bei nur einer Quelle gefunden

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.

Google for Jobs hat die Stellenanzeige bei mehreren Quellen gefunden.
Google for Jobs hat die Stellenanzeige bei mehreren Quellen gefunden.

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.

Author: SEO for Jobs
Published at 16.04.2020
Modified at 25.05.2020
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