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July 2021

Added recommended property for Job Posting rich result

Google added a new recommended property of directApply, which allows you to indicate whether the user can directly apply for the job on the URL in question, without lots of intermediate steps like logging in more than once on the application journey.

Additionally, they also added editorial guidelines to the content policy, which clarifies that they do not allow spammy content or even grammatically incorrect content.

May 2021

Updated regional availability for Job Posting rich result

Google updated their documentation to clarify that the Job Posting rich result is now also available in Austria and Denmark.

March 2021

Clarification to Job Posting documentation

Google updated the Job Posting rich results documentation, on one of the new 'Education and experience' beta properties: experienceRequirements.monthsOfExperience.

They have added an additional example to clarify the meaning of 'minimum number of months of experience'.



Added beta recommended properties for Job Posting rich results

Google added a whole new section to the documentation, entitled 'Education and experience properties (beta)', regarding job requirements or educational qualifications.

In total there are 5 new recommended properties:

  • educationRequirements
  • educationRequirements.credentialCategory
  • experienceRequirements
  • experienceRequirements.monthsOfExperience
  • experienceInPlaceOfEducation

As per usual with beta updates, these have a caveat that you may not see any appearance or affect in Google Search right away.

October 2020

Added image specification for logos on 3rd party job sites

Only applicable when dealing with a third-party job site, you can provide a different logo for a given organization than the image shown in the organization's Knowledge Graph card, by including the logo property in the hiringOrganization array.

Google updated the Job Posting documentation to add image ratio specifications to this property (hiringOrganization.logo); the image width and height ratio must be between 0.75 and 2.5.

May 2020

Updated content policies for Job Posting rich result

Updated the Job posting content policies to have a clear structure and language that describes what Google will enforce. Added the following new policies: Irrelevant content, Incomplete content, Misrepresentation, Profanity and vulgar language, Advertisements disguised as a job posting, Legal removal requests, Expired job postings, Jobs without a way to apply, Resume collection, Job requests, Payment required.

April 2020

Added work from home details to Job Posting documentation

Updated the JobPosting structured data documentation to highlight markup for work from home jobs. Added a screenshot of the feature in Google Search, a code example, and a banner at the top of the documentation.

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