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Google Announces New Job Search Tools, Updates JobPosting Schema Data

Taking a step further to improve its job search experience, Google added new estimated salary information alongside job postings, as well as added new UI features for users.

Starting today, salary is now shown directly in search alongside the job posting and is based on the specific job title, location and employer. These estimated salaries are pulled from the sites like Glassdoor, PayScale, LinkedIn and more, so people can evaluate the job.

Additionally, Google will also show a comparison to the estimated salaries range for jobs that have salary listed.

Screenshot below shows estimated salary information in search results:

Showing salaries is an opportunity for sites owners too, because the estimated salary information now shows a representative logo from the estimated salary provider. And, let site owner get more referral traffic with job seekers clicks through directly to salary estimate pages when a salary information surfaces in job search results.

Site owners publishing job listings can now take advantage of these changes, as they can:

now specify actual salary information provided by the employer by adding “JobPosting” structured data and populate baseSalary property for inclusion in job search results. Once added, salary information will be available in both list and detail views.

  • Provide estimated salary information by adding “Occupation” structured data for getting included in job search results.
  • As street-level information helps focusing on specific job oppoutunities, provide the exact location information with new “jobLocation” property in JobPosting structured data.

In addition, Google is also now providing a new “Location” filter to see a job listing in the range of two miles up to 200 miles or “anywhere.” Just select the desired distance and Google will now display postings only from the area interested in.

See this screenshot of job location information:

Job location information on Google Job listing in search results

And, those who have professional presence or profile online on sites like Monster or CareerBuilder, for example — will now have an choice of site to apply / visit to view the job, when the same job appears in multiple places on the web.

  • Lastly, in next couple of weeks, Google will be providing a new bookmark button alongside each job posting, so people can save the jobs right inside Google Search with a simple single tap. The saved jobs will then appear in “Saved jobs” tabs on Google across devices.

    Once you have updated your site pages with new schema you can check this job structured data using updated Structured Data Testing Tool and Search Console reports in the near future.

    In the meantime, you can monitor the performance of your job postings in Search Analytics.

    Save jobs button shown below:

    Save Jobs button on Google Job listing in search results

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