Google as a Job Search Tool

Did you know you can use Google as a job search tool?

At Transition Solutions, we’ve been helping our clients navigate workforce changes for over 30 years. We often get asked by our clients where is the best place to go to find jobs posted online. Certainly Indeed, LinkedIn, GlassDoor and Career Builder are all great options.

In addition to the search tools above, Google can also be leveraged and it offers some unique features as outlined below per Google.

  • Search for jobs on Google. You can find job opportunities on Google. For example, you can search for: jobs near me or entry-level jobs in finance.
  • Where jobs come from. Jobs come directly from employers and career sites across the web. As soon as these sites publish new jobs, they’re added to Google.
  • Search for jobs.

Search By Location:

  • Find jobs near you: Search for a job with no location, like: server jobs. Or enter: server jobs near me.
  • Find jobs elsewhere: Add the location to your search. For example, cashier jobs in los angeles.
  • Find jobs you can do at home: Search for work from home or search for specific jobs, for example: work from home customer service jobs. You can also use the work from home filter to find jobs you can do from home.
  • To narrow your results further, use the filters.

Search by Major or Field of Study:

  1. Go to Google.
  2. Search for jobs.
    1. Without specifying a location: Search jobs for biology majors.
    1. Within a specific location: Search jobs for economics majors in new york city.
  3. In the blue box, tap or click Jobs.
  4. To narrow your search, above the job listings, select an occupation.
  5. To narrow your results further, use the filters.

See Jobs from a Specific Website

  1. Go to Google. Search for a job.
  2. Under the blue box, tap or click a job.
  3. Under “Apply,” tap or click a job site.

Search by Military Occupational Specialty (Mos) Code

If you are, or will be, a US military veteran, you can find civilian jobs to match your military skills. You can use your MOS, AFSC, or NEC.

  1. Go to Google.
  2. Search for jobs.
    1. If you’re in the US, search for jobs for veterans.
    1. If you’re outside the US, include a US location, like jobs for veterans in Texas.
  3. In the blue box, enter your MOS code, like 11B.
  4. Get commute times. You can see how long it might take to get to a job from home.
  5. Set your home address. If you don’t set your address, Google tries to show commute times from your current location to the job.
    1. Learn how to set your home address.
  6. Go to Google. Search for a job.
  7. In the blue box, tap or click Jobs.
  8. Under a job title, look for a Commute time Commute time. If you don’t see a time, it’s not available for that job.
  9. Save a job
  10. Go to Google. Search for a job.
  11. In the blue box, tap or click Jobs.
  12. Next to the job, tap or click Save Add to.

Tip: To find your saved jobs, search for a job, and then click or tap Saved.

You should also leverage your network and recruiters to identify jobs that are not yet posted. Overall, we recommend a combined approach to help you find the best next opportunity.


At Transition Solutions, we have been helping companies and individuals with workforce changes for thirty years. Our strong reputation for consistently delivering exceptional service at value sets us apart. If you would like more information on our services please check out our website at https://www.transitionsolutions.com/ or you can contact us directly at 888-424-0003 or email us at info@transitionsolutions.com.

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