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Google’s New Job Search Service Helps Canadians “Future Proof” Their Careers

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In partnership with several recruiting search engines and the Canadian innovation hub, the MaRS Discovery District, search engine giant Google has just debuted a brand new job search service that promises to help Canadians “future proof” their careers. “a lot of people turn to Google when they are looking for jobs”, said Sabrina Geremia, Google Canada’s country director (via Global News).

To begin your job hunt, all you need to do is type your search criteria into Google’s search bar, and start browsing the job openings that appear directly above the search results. The job listings, which are brought in from partnering job search engines such as Monster and Jobboom, can be filtered by commute distance, job title and time commitment.

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Geremia said that Canadians will likely be “looking to transfer their skills to new fields going forward” amid continuously changing job requirements in today’s “rapidly evolving workplace”. She continued that the new platform will provide users a detailed skills assessment, and potential job types that align with their aptitudes.

“As the impact of automation on jobs will differ, a uniform response to career transitions will likely come up short,” says Joe Greenwood, lead executive of data at MaRS. “The best results will come from providing a more personalized strategy that helps people to future-proof their careers. By helping workers make the transition, we aim to maximize participation in the digital economy.”

Google will also donate CAD $1 million to MaRS over the next year as the forthcoming jobs platform is developed.

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