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Technology Other News 24 Apr 2018 Google unveils new s ...

Google unveils new search experience for job seekers in India

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Apr 24, 2018, 4:25 pm IST
Updated Apr 24, 2018, 4:38 pm IST
The company plans to work closely with the job board and classifieds ecosystem to bring comprehensive listings.
Google will now be helping freshers looking for their first job and to a seasoned professional seeking out better prospects.
 Google will now be helping freshers looking for their first job and to a seasoned professional seeking out better prospects.

Aimed at improving the job search experience for users across India, Google unveiled a new search experience that makes it easier and quicker for job seekers to find relevant employment opportunities from many popular job listing websites, online classifieds, and companies. With the ability to narrow down results using smart filters, save listings, share them, and sign up for alerts, users can now access this experience in English on the Search app on Android and iOS, and in Google Search on the desktop and mobile.

Google has worked with a number of organisations from across the industry to bring users the most comprehensive listing of jobs — this includes Aasaanjobs, Freshersworld, Headhonchos, IBM Talent Management Solutions, LinkedIn, Quezx, QuikrJobs, Shine.com, T-Jobs, TimesJobs, and Wisdomjobs.

 

To help the larger ecosystem of job providers, Google has also released open documentation, which will assist organisations big or small to make their job openings discoverable on this new search experience, using open structured schema.org web markup standards that Google supports.

The company stats suggest that in Q4 last year, there has been more than 45 per cent increase in the number of job search queries, and seems to be continuously growing.

Google will now be helping freshers looking for their first job and to a seasoned professional seeking out better prospects. This can be possible by the company working simultaneously with its partners to integrate their comprehensive listing of jobs, and offering an open platform where any third-party job search board or direct employer and can now surface their jobs to a broader audience.

Now when users search for “jobs near me,” “jobs for freshers,” or similar job-seeking queries, they will see a special module that can be expanded to a more detailed experience. Clicking on any job in this listing opens an at-a-glance view of comprehensive information about the posting such as job title, location, whether it is full-time or part-time, and several other details. From here, users can directly proceed to the job listing page on our partner’s website and apply there.

This new search experience also consists of smart filters that enable job seekers to refine their search, and with the ability to save jobs users can now collect relevant listings and conveniently revisit them whenever they need. There is also an ‘Alerts’ feature, where job seekers can now receive email notifications whenever new and relevant jobs matching their interests become available, helping them easily stay in the loop on similar opportunities.

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