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Cool Tool: Cloud Talent Solution

Finding the right talent in a timely manner is a tricky proposition, but Google's Cloud Talent Solution can make the process a little easier.

The tool, which launched as Cloud Jobs API in 2016, is a development platform for job search workloads that factors in desired commute time, mode of transit, and other preferences in matching employers with job seekers. It also powers automated job alerts and saved search alerts.

According to Google, CareerBuilder—which uses Cloud Talent Solution—saw a 15 percent increase in users who view jobs sent through alerts and a 41 percent increase in "expression of interest" actions from those users.

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Alongside the public launch of Cloud Talent Solution, Google introduced a new feature to the tool set: profile search. It enables staffing agencies and enterprise hiring companies to sift quickly through databases of past candidates by using natural phrases such as "front-end engineer" or "midlevel manager."

The language used to describe military service and civilian employment is not always the same, and it can be difficult for both the job seeker and employer to determine whether certain skill sets match a job ad.

The tool now enables users to search jobs using U.S. military occupational specialty codes— MOS, AFSC, or NEC. Once a user inputs a code on career sites and job boards powered by Cloud Talent Solution, the tool will automatically return a list of civilian jobs that best align with the skills the individual gained in the military.

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