Google launches job search in India, partners with multiple portalsSohini Mitter
Job seekers can discover listings from LinkedIn, Headhonchos, TimesJobs, QuikrJobs, etc. through a simple Google search on desktop or mobile.
Google has unveiled its job search feature in India less than a year after launching the product in the US. Google for Jobs curates listings from multiple job portals and makes them accessible via a simple Google search. It not only opens up more listings for job-seekers but also significantly reduces the search time. Jobs from company websites would also be displayed on Search.
Google announced that it is working with several organisations across the industry to make its curated jobs list most comprehensive. Some of the portals include LinkedIn, IBM Talent Management Solutions, Headhonchos, TimesJobs, QuikrJobs, Aasaanjobs, Freshersworld, Wisdomjobs, and more.
Users can filter listings based on their preferences as well as save jobs, share them across platforms and also sign up for alerts on their mobile. Job search on Google currently has over a million listings across job types and industries from over ninety thousand employers in the country, Google revealed on its blog.
Achint Srivastava, Software Engineering Lead, Search Engineering Team at Google stated,
“Within this search experience on Google, you can access detailed information about each job, so you can hone in on opportunities relating to your specific skills. You’ll also be able to visualise comprehensive information about the posting, including job title, location, whether it’s full-time, part-time or an internship, and more. We’ll continue to add relevant filters, and surface more pertinent job-related information in the future.”
To make more jobs available on the platform, Google has released an open documentation for all third-party job search platforms and direct employers. It has also rolled out a guide for job publishers to understand how they can make their listings more discoverable and convertible.
“With 51 million Indian SMBs creating over 110 million jobs annually, they now have the ability to surface their jobs contextually and to a large pool of relevant job seekers.”
Reports suggest that Google might be in talks with India’s largest job portal Naukri.com for a possible listing partnership. The search giant is also in the process of getting several state governments to list jobs online. A lot of India-specific things are being done to make Google for Jobs a utility product.