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Technology giant Google has recently launched a new job hunting service to help Singaporeans have better job search experience.
Integrated into Google Search, the new feature allows jobseekers to seek employment with keywords such as ‘part-time jobs’ and ‘software developer jobs’ and then generates a list of related job listings. Job listings from more than 1,500 sites have been consolidated in the new function, including MyCareersFuture.sg, FastJobs, JobsCentral, LinkedIn, Monster, Payscale and Randstad.
When jobseekers click on any of the jobs shown, they will see an overview of information about the posting such as job title, location, whether it is full-time or part-time, as well as reviews and ratings of the employer. If they are keen on the job listing, the feature will direct them to the real job listing page on the respective website so they can learn in details about the role and requirements, or submit their job application.
Google’s job search service also lets users filter the employment opportunities according to several categories, including job type, location, posting date, or company type so they can find their preferred jobs more easily. Additionally, the job listings can also be shared or saved for later. The feature also lets users to sign up for alerts to receive notifications when relevant new listings are posted for those searches, Vulcan Post reports.
Regarding the feature launch in the Lion Country, Product Manager of Google Search, Joy Xi said that jobseekers in Singapore already turn to Google Search when they are in the process of job hunting. In the past year, there has been 14 percent growth in mobile searches for job and career queries compared to the previous year.
He said, “In fact, many of these searches are happening on the go. Over the last year, almost 50% of job-related queries in Singapore were made on mobile devices. We’re hoping that the new immersive job search experience, in particular the mobile-friendly interface we built for, will make it easier for Singaporeans to find jobs more quickly and efficiently.”
“Businesses will also benefit from the new job search experience, making their job listings more discoverable, creating a win-win situation for both job-seekers and employers,” he added.
Previously only available in the United States, this Singapore launch will also mark the first in Southeast Asia. The Search experience is currently available in English on the Google app on Android and iOS, and in Google Search on desktop and mobile.
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