Google will now help you find jobs within its search engine in India. At an event in New Delhi today, the search giant announced that it is rolling out jobs search. The feature was first introduced as a new search experience at Google I/O 2017, and is being rolled out to Indian users now.
The job search is part of Google for Jobs, a company-wide initiative focused on connecting job-seekers and employers. Google says it has a deep collaboration with the job matching industry. Finding a job industry is a difficult process, and often cumbersome to find one that you are looking for. With job postings spread across websites, newspapers and notice boards, Google wants Job Search to be the primary destination for finding “openings that fit perfectly with your unique needs and skills”.
“With this new experience, we aim to connect Indians to numerous opportunities across the country. No matter who you are or what kind of job you’re looking for, it will now be easier to find job postings that match your needs and skills,” Achint Srivastava, Software Engineering Lead, Search Engineering Team wrote in a blog post.
With the introdution of this new feature, job seekers can look for jobs around them by using search phrase like “jobs near me”, “jobs for freshers”, or similar query. The result will now be more in-depth with options to explore the job posting from across the web. Google says it is working with number of organizations including Aasaanjobs, Freshersworld, Headhonchos, IBM Talent Management Solutions, LinkedIn, Quezx, QuikrJobs, Shine.com, T-Jobs, TimesJobs, and Wisdomjobs to offer most comprehensive job listings.
Google says the goal is to offer job postings relevant to you from multiple sites, including others from company websites, as soon as they go up. In India, Google says it currently has over a million listings across job types and industries from over ninety thousand employers.
At present, job seekers can look for jobs and then filter by options including job title, location, whether it’s full-time, part-time or an internship and Google says it will add more relevant filters in the future. However, the major feature is the option to save the job posting once you sign-in with your Google account.
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Google’s job search challenges LinkedIn, which recently introduced a career option where its 500 million users can look for new job opportunities and even ask their connections to offer recommendation. Google says it saw a jump of more than 45 percent in jobs search queries in the fourth quarter of 2017. With most of job-related queries happening on web, Google has a better interface to help users than any other web service.