Google introduces new feature for jobseekers

Queries on jobs grew 45% in Q4 last year, says Anandan

April 24, 2018 01:52 pm | Updated June 01, 2018 11:04 am IST - New Delhi

Google on Tuesday introduced a new search experience aimed at making it easier and quicker for jobseekers to find relevant employment opportunities.

Towards this end, the technology major has tied up with popular job listing websites and online classifieds such as QuikrJobs,, Aasaanjobs, Freshersworld, Headhonchos, IBM Talent Management Solutions, LinkedIn, Quezx, T-Jobs, TimesJobs and Wisdomjobs.

“In Q4 last year, we saw more than a 45% increase in the number of job search queries, and this number is continuously growing,” Rajan Anandan, vice president India and southeast Asia, said, adding that more than 50% of searches were done through mobile phones.

‘SMEs to benefit’

He added that companies, especially SMEs, are often unable to make their listings discoverable “This new job search experience powered by our partners and our open platform approach attempts to bridge this gap.”

When users search with queries such as ‘jobs near me’ and ‘jobs for freshers’ on Google, they will see a special module with job listings.

Clicking on any job in this listing opens an at-a-glance view that gives information such as job title, location and whether it is full-time or part-time. From here, users can proceed to the job listing page on the partner website and apply.

“This search experience also... enables jobseekers to refine their search; and, with the ability to save jobs, users can now collect relevant listings and conveniently revisit them whenever they need to,” Google said in a statement.

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