Google is taking aim at job search websites and professional social networks like LinkedIn and Indeed with their new Google Hire tool. Google has opened up access to the login page new tool that will aim to host job openings and manage applications. It may still be some before the tool is fully operation as, at the time of writing, members of the public are unable to get past the login page.
A lack of access hasn’t stopped observers from raising one or two questions regarding the data Google holds and whether it’ll be shared with potential employers. Would you want a company you want to work for having access to your search history for example?
Google has already come out to address these doubts with a representative telling TechRadar:
“[Google Hire] will allow employers to collect candidate applications online,” the spokesperson clarified. “Only information that a candidate voluntarily provides would be passed to a prospective employer as part of their online application.”
Google Hire may be worth a look then once the service becomes available. Finding a job can be grueling experience so who wouldn’t want another weapon in their arsenal as they try to find themselves the job they’ve always dreamed of?
You can access Google Hire by clicking here.