Google has quietly rolled out a new feature for that lets you connect your Google+ profile to its job board to search for a job at the company.
First released in December 2012, the writers at Google Plus Daily spotted the feature while perusing the job board for an opening at the company that was ranked first on Fortune‘s list of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” in 2013.
A Google spokesperson confirmed that Google is using its social network to enhance the job-hunting experience for people who are interested in working at the company.
To sign up:
1. Go to Google’s job board and enter a search term.
2. You’ll be automatically redirected to another search results page.
3. Follow the prompts to enable Google+, like this box on the right.
4. Make sure your work history and education details are up-to-date in the “about” section of your profile.
5. Sort through your contacts to see if you or one of your colleagues know anyone who works at Google.
Similar to LinkedIn, your profile details and contacts will help filter the search results to find an appropriate listing and connect you to a hiring manager. You can also save your searches and set up email alerts for new openings. The tool only works for job listings at Google.