Google’s new salary estimator will change the way you search for jobs

Whether you’re looking to be a cardiothoracic surgeon, an Air India pilot, a financial advisor or a stylist to the stars, we all want to find a job that will make us leap (or at least roll with slight enthusiasm) out of bed in the morning. However, while a passion for what you do is key to finding the perfect career, let’s face it, money plays an important — if not the most important — role in a job search. After all, that heating bill/pair of Gucci mules/extortionate monthly rent isn’t going to pay itself.

But in today’s competitive job market, it’s becoming increasingly common for companies to withhold estimated salaries upfront to job seekers.

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The hope of bagging a ‘bargain’ employee, having more negotiating power, and reducing competition between current and new employees and other companies in the industry all play a signifiant part in undisclosed salaries on job postings.

And that’s where Google Jobs has come in to help.

The search engine has just released a new feature that aims to help job seekers tackle the financial minefield with a salary estimator and, yes, this will change the way you find your next job, trust us.

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HelloGiggles reports that for jobs with published salary information, compensation figures will appear right next to job listings.

For those that don’t, Google will cull salary ranges from career review sites such as Glassdoor and Payscale to help job seekers get a better idea of what they could make in a similar role.

To put it simply, this financial transparency means you’ll be better equipped when it comes to negotiating salaries and finding out about a company’s gender pay gap.

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Other features on Google Jobs include a filtering option that enables hopeful employees to sift through jobs depending on proximity to home.

Furthermore, users will soon be able to save jobs with a bookmark and choose which online career boards (LinkedIn, Monster etc) they’d prefer to apply with.

Job applications just got that bit easier. Unfortunately, writing a CV hasn’t…


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