Google adds salaries to its job search tool

Doris Richards
November 15, 2017

"Searching for a job can be very time intensive, so people want salary information to determine whether a position is right for them in the earliest stages of evaluation", said Lydia Frank, Vice President of Content Strategy at PayScale.

"Paysa is thrilled to help consumers across a wide spectrum who are using Google to find their next job with the opportunity to do so based on what they can expect to make in a certain role - a key piece of information that has always been missing from the job search process", said Nikhil Raj, co-founder and head of product at Paysa. Just click the "Location" filter, and you'll see a range of distances, from two miles up to 200 miles or "anywhere" if you're a bit more flexible.

Google has announced a number of updates created to help job hunters in the USA find gainful employment directly through Google Search. Between this and the other additions, it's evident that Google wants to be a central destination for job search help. With this, you'll be able to save a few candidates for a new job for later viewing.

Google said, "With a bookmark button alongside each posting, saving is as simple as a single tap". However, jobs are often posted in multiple places on the web, and most job seekers have a preference for where they apply.

"It's hard to imagine search that has more impact than trying to find a job for yourself", Zakrasek said in an interview.

Helping people find jobs has been top of mind recently for Google. The company will spend the money over the next five years to fund grants to nonprofits globally as part of efforts to prepare people for the "changing nature of work". The company is hosting a tour of sessions, which kicked off earlier this week in Indianapolis, Indiana. If you're already using a job hunting site, you can jump to it straight from the search results to start applying to the position. "Google bears some responsibility for that transformation", said Zakrasek, but he added that the effects are not purely negative or positive.

Google has announced that it is adding new updates to help job applicants in the is adding a suite of new job search tools through which job hunters can find employment directly using Google Search. But the "save" tool is coming in "a couple of weeks".

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