Monday, 19 November, 2018

Google launches new search experience for job seekers in India

Google launches new search experience for job seekers in India Google launches new search experience for job seekers in India
Theresa Hayes | 24 April, 2018, 18:48

Currently, Google has been working with a number of organisations from across the industry such as Aasaanjobs, Freshersworld, Headhonchos, IBM Talent Management Solutions, LinkedIn, Quezx, QuikrJobs, Shine.com, T-Jobs, TimesJobs, and Wisdomjobs, to bring more relevant results from multiple sites. It redirects to the job listing page available on the partners' site. The newly unveiled job search feature from Google can effortlessly narrow down the results by employing smart filters, save listing, and more. It's also not to be confused with Google Hire, a tool the company's been building for hiring managers, which is available only in the USA right now. The service also allows users to further customize their search preferences by using filters like location and distance among other filters. The feature, which is going to be available through the Google Search on desktop and through Google Search app on the smartphones, will show users available jobs in their area. The feature was introduced to make the job search easier for the Internet users.

On searching for terms like "jobs near me" or "jobs for freshers", users will see a special module with job listings.

You can also enable alerts for your job searches which will trigger emails updates of related listings, helping you stay in the loop on similar opportunities that might be of interest to you.

Unlike a tradition job portal, the new experience on Google is not letting job seekers apply directly for any particular position. India has about 51 million SMBs creating over 110 million jobs annually, and now they can surface their jobs 'contextually and to a large pool of relevant job seekers'. Google has also released an open documentation that will help any third-party job search platform make their native job listings discoverable on the new search experience.

Google will now help you find jobs within its search engine in India.

Why is Google launching this, one may ask?

Google's Vice President India and Southeast Asia, Rajan Anandan, said there was over 45 per cent increase in the number of job search queries in the fourth quarter of calendar year 2017. Mobile-based queries are up a whopping 90% year-on-year.

Achint Srivastava, from the Google Search Engineering team added, "From a fresher looking for her first job, to a seasoned professional seeking out better prospects, finding the right job opportunity can be challenging".