Making it easier to search for jobs in India
Whether you’re a student looking for a part-time job, a mobile service engineer looking to move to the next level of opportunities, or a teacher who wants to find work closer to home, finding the right job opportunity can be challenging. With job postings spread across websites, newspapers and notice boards, it’s not always easy to find openings that fit perfectly with your unique needs and skills. As a result, many people seeking employment feel like they can’t find what they’re looking for, or end up applying to roles that aren’t exactly meant for them.  At the same time, India’s online job market is showing healthy growth -- by 2020, 63 percent of people are slated to access online job postings*. This is also reflected in Google Search trends: in Q4 of 2017, we saw a jump of more than 45 percent in jobs search queries compared to the previous year.  More than 50 percent of job-related queries are originating from mobile which is unsurprising for India where the majority of Internet users are getting online from their smartphones. And these mobile-based queries are up nearly 90 percent year on year.

That’s why today, we’re bringing job search to Indian job seekers. We first announced this new search experience at I/O in 2017, as a key component of Google for Jobs, a company-wide initiative focused on connecting job-seekers and employers, through deep collaboration with the job matching industry. Now we’re bringing job search to India.  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.
Now, when you search for “jobs near me,” “jobs for freshers,” or similar job-seeking queries, you’ll see in-depth results that allow you to explore relevant job opportunities from across the web. We’re working with a number of organizations from across the industry to bring you the most comprehensive listing of jobs — including Aasaanjobs, Freshersworld, Headhonchos, IBM Talent Management Solutions, LinkedIn, Quezx, QuikrJobs,, T-Jobs, TimesJobs, and Wisdomjobs. This means you’ll see job postings relevant to you from multiple sites, including others from company websites as soon as they’re up (thanks to open documentation, described later.) Job search on Google currently has over a million listings across job types and industries from over ninety thousand employers in the country.
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. This new jobs search experience will be available in English on the Search app on Android and iOS, in Google search on the desktop and mobile.

During the job search process, keeping up with new jobs that are posted real-time can be tedious. With the ability to save job listings directly in this experience, you can conveniently get back to them whenever you need. 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.

And to ensure even more jobs are listed over time, we’ve published open documentation for all third-party job search platforms and direct employers, big or small, for making their job openings discoverable in this new search experience. 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.

People from all walks of life, experiences and backgrounds have actively seeked employment at some point in their lives. Whether you’re a fresh graduate looking for your first job or a parent looking for a part-time opportunity, we hope this new experience on Google will help make the job search simpler and more effective.

Posted by Achint Srivastava, Software Engineering Lead, Search Engineering Team

*KPMG-Google study, 2016