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Google Jobs Search integration

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SmartRecruiters Google Jobs Search integration helps SmartRecruiters customers attract job seekers by prominently placing their jobs in Google search results. Because job seekers can filter by various criteria like location or job title, SmartRecruiters customers are likely to receive more applications from candidates who are looking for that exact job.

Activation

There's no need to activate anything, and the integration is free for all companies who use SmartRecruiters.

Availability

Though the Google Job Search integration is available and active on all SmartRecruiters accounts at no additional cost, Jobs Search is only only available in the US (as of June 20, 2017).

  • Only jobs with a US location will be indexed and available in Jobs Search results. If you're located in another country, but you post a job in the US, that job will be available in Jobs Search results.
  • Only job seekers located in the US will be able to search for jobs using Jobs Search. For example, if you're physically located in Kraków, Poland, you won't be able to access Jobs Search.  

Google plans to make it available elsewhere, but has not announced specific dates. 

How it works

Any time you publicly post a job — to the free aggregators, to paid job boards like LinkedIn, to your career site  — Google Jobs Search will include the job post.

Job seekers can search for jobs from Google's standard search page:

or from the new Jobs Search page:

Job seekers can filter on things like location and industry to find jobs, so you'll receive applications from job seekers who are more likely to think the job to which they applied is perfect for them.

Street-level locations

By adding street-level location to jobs, you can help candidates search for jobs by commute time in Google Jobs Search. Admins can choose whether to require street-level or city-level addresses in the  Job Location Precision page in Settings / Admin.

Adding the location is easy - just enter the location as normal on the first step of the Job Posting Wizard, and let Google autocomplete the address for you. image3.png

Alternatively, you can add the full address by yourself.image4.png

If the job's location contains the street, its ad will include a Google map with the location:Screen Shot 2017-09-25 at 5.04.25 PM.png

Configuration

There's no need to configure anything for Google Jobs Search.  

By default, SmartRecruiters will require a street-level address for your jobs so that candidates can see potential commute time, and view a Google Map of the job's location on the job ad.

Admins who'd prefer to include only the city can remove street-level addresses in the Job Location Precision page:JobLocationPrecision.png

Look for it in the Administration list in Settings / Admin.

Tracking candidates

When a candidates finds a job through Google Jobs Search, they'll click View on ... and go to the aggregator or job board where your job ad is posted. If they apply, they'll be added to SmartRecruiters as normal, with the appropriate source.

For example, if candidate clicks View on LinkedIn for this job, and applies through the ad that you posted through LinkedIn, they'll be added to your SmartRecruiters account with a source of LinkedIn.

If the job was posted on your SmartRecruiters-hosted Career Page, candidates will see the View on SmartRecruiters button. 

For these candiates, SmartRecruiters has a dedicated Google Search source. You can find it in the list of Organic sources in the Source Library.

FAQs

Can I sponsor job postings to move up the search results?

Google has not announced support for sponsoring job postings.
 
How do I manage my logo?

Google uses the logo associated with your Knowledge Graph card, which shows up in Google search results. Here's ours:

You can change it in two ways:

  1. Suggest a change to the card. Google will review and approve the change before updating your Knowledge Graph card.
  2. Add Organization markup to your company's official site.

 
Why do some of my jobs link to LinkedIn or another external site instead of directly to the SmartRecruiters job ad?

We don’t control how Google decides which source to include in the View on link. However, we are working closely with Google to enrich job postings on Google Job Search to improve their relevancy.

Over the next few months, you should see View on SmartRecruiters more frequently as Google learns that your SmartRecruiters postings are higher quality and applying directly on SmartRecruiters provides the best candidate experience.
 
I can't see this feature on Google!

Google may not show you the feature if it detects you aren’t in the US. If you are in the US but don't see the feature, try using an incognito window in Chrome or clearing your cookies.