- Google career certificates
- Other opportunities to be hired
- Job search improvements
Google is launching a number of initiatives to help job seekers, including opening enrollment for its three career certification courses.
The three paid courses, first announced last August, are available on Coursera and allow people to earn the equivalent of a four-year degree in just six months.
At the beginning, Google offers programs in the areas of data analysis, project management and user experience (UX) design.
In addition to opening registration for these courses, Google is announcing new opportunities for hiring certificate holders and improving job search in Google Search.
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Google career certificates
Registration for Google Career Certificates is now open in the following fields:
- Data Analyst ($ 66,000 Average Annual Wage): Learn how to use tools and platforms to process, analyze, visualize and gain insights from data.
- Project Manager ($ 93,000 avg annual wage): Get to know the basics of traditional project management and gain insights into agile project management.
- UX Designer (Average Annual Salary of $ 75,000): Learn the basics of UX design and research, create low fidelity designs and wireframes, create high fidelity prototypes and test them.
Courses can be taken for a fee of $ 49 per month. This means that the total price depends on how quickly each course is completed.
Kent Walker, Google's SVP for Global Affairs, announced that the company will treat these certificates in the same way as a four-year degree in a related field.
Google's career certificates are available to all US citizens regardless of their work experience or level of education.
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Other opportunities to be hired
Google is committed to helping certificate holders get hired.
Over 130 employers have joined Google's employer consortium and are keen to recruit employees who earn these certificates.
After completing a Google Career Certificate course, graduates can share their resumes directly with employers such as Anthem, Verizon, Bayer, Deloitte, SAP, Better.com, Accenture, Walmart, Infosys, and others.
Google is looking for employees who also take its courses. In fact, Google believes in these courses so strongly that it uses them to qualify and re-qualify current employees.
A Google education program is launched to help certificate holders gain work experience. The company says it will be hiring hundreds of apprentices in the coming years.
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Job search improvements
Improving Google job search results is designed to help people of all levels find work.
When people in the US search for “non-graduate jobs,” they see a new job carousel highlighting relevant opportunities in their area.
Searchers can filter results based on educational and experience requirements. New labels are helping people identify positions that do not include degrees in their requirements.
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Google notes that queries like "Great jobs without a degree" in the US increased 850% over the past year.
Google wants to clarify the training and experience requirements for job postings on all major websites where people are looking for work. The company claims to be working directly with Glassdoor, LinkedIn, ZipRecruiter, Snagajob and CareerBuilder to achieve this goal.