Finding a job via Google normally means either aspiring to actually work for the internet giant or using their Search to hunt down a place online where you can find suitable job listings, but a new tool that’s currently in limited testing promises to get Google directly into the online job board business. There are few details available regarding Google Hire, but a job listing gleaned from what appears to be one of the testing clients, shown below, can give us a bit of information about the features available for posting jobs. The listing comes courtesy of Medisas, a medical software company.
The job listing itself looks a lot like those found on Google’s own website; the position is broken down in a vertically scrolling format. Applicants are given a good idea of what’s to be required of them on the job, along with the prerequisite and preferred sets of skills and qualifications. Down below is a collection of information entry fields that let a job applicant quickly fill in their vital info, then attach any requisite documentation. Vital information for the listing at hand includes only the basics, such as an applicant’s name and contact information, but this set of fields may be employer-customizable. Employers posting up job listings can apparently specify whether applying to the position will require a resume, and there is also a slot for a cover letter.
With no word from Google or employers testing the platform on how it all works, only the roughest guesses can be made at the underpinnings of the platform and how employers may manage it. Given the listing content and the fact that it resembles Google’s own complete job portal, it’s likely to be an end-to-end applicant management solution. It appears that a number of companies are involved in testing Google Hire, most of which are reported to be tech companies. Along with Medisas, a tentative list of a few that seem to be in on the test include Poynt, a payment platform, DramaFever, a video streaming website owned by Warner Brothers, CoreOS, a specialized Linux distribution developer, and SingleHop, an IT services management outfit.