According to ERE Media, Google is dipping its toe deeper into the world of recruiting tools and technology, by partnering with some company names that’ll ring familiar. But it’s not a new job board Google are launching, but rather a tool that other companies could use on their sites: an API to help match candidates with jobs.
In a statement announcing their brand new Jobs API, Group Data Scientist, Christian Posse, said: “Today we introduced Google Cloud Jobs API, our latest machine learning service that provides the necessary lingua franca between the job seeker and employer job postings in order to improve the hiring process. Much like how Google Cloud Translation API translates an arbitrary string into any supported language, Cloud Jobs API understands the nuances of job titles, descriptions, skills and preferences, and matches job seeker preferences with relevant job listings based on sophisticated classifications and relational models.”
How will it work? Well, according to Google, at the heart of Cloud Jobs API “there are two main proprietary ontologies that encode knowledge about occupations and skills, as well as relational models between these ontologies”: