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Workable makes it easy to get indexed in Google for Jobs

At Workable we’re constantly striving to expand our customers’ ability to fill their open jobs quickly and with the right candidates. For many companies, that process starts with getting your open jobs in front of the right audience.

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Content team

Content manager Keith MacKenzie and content specialist Alex Pantelakis bring their HR & employment expertise to Resources.


Over the course of the last year we have added dozens of new sites to get your job listings more exposure. This includes a large expansion to sites in over 100 countries via our partnership with The Network. We’ve also added functionality to make it easier to post to multiple sites simultaneously through the addition of a shopping cart feature, and we added a whole new way of advertising jobs with the release of our Pay Per Applicant plans. Candidate sourcing isn’t just a priority at Workable, it’s a passion.

Last month when Google announced its new Google for Jobs search tool, it wasn’t long before our customers were all asking the same question: “How do I get my jobs to show up in Google search results?”

It’s a good question – and we’d already started working with Google on the answer. That’s why we’re excited to announce that jobs posted through Workable in the US and the UK (plus a number of other countries) are now automatically recognized, and will appear in Google job search results.

What is Google for Jobs?

Aimed at making the job search easier for candidates, Google for Jobs is an enhanced search feature that aggregates listings from job boards and careers sites and displays them prominently in Google Search.

Now when you search for jobs in using the Google job search engine, you’ll view job listings in a dedicated space at the top of the search results, like this:

Google for Jobs listings

When job seekers click to find out more, they are taken through to the source, to read the full job description and apply.

Looking to get your job advertisement in front of the right candidates? See how Workable compares to other applicant tracking systems, like Lever and Greenhouse.

I’m a Workable customer, how do I get my jobs to appear in Google for Jobs search results?

Getting your jobs to appear in search results has never been easier. Workable customers in the US or the UK simply need to publish an open job on their careers site. Google prides itself on providing the most relevant information for any search or query, so, to attract the most relevant candidates, complete the job targeting options at the bottom of the Workable job editor when you post the job. These fields highlight the information that candidates are most likely to be searching for:

job targeting options in Workable

The more detail you add, the more relevant information Google has to match you to your ideal candidate pool. This is especially beneficial for those targeting niche or specialist roles.

The jobs you post will then be indexed by Google’s search engine and appear in search results automatically.

Workable jobs are indexed by Google for Jobs

Interested candidates can view the job details and begin the application process via Google for Jobs. Easy for you. Easy for candidates.

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