Google, on Thursday unveiled a new job search experience designed to help job seekers find more and employment opportunities.
Unveiling the search engine in Lagos, Google’s Country Director, Ms Juliet Ehimuan-Chiazor, said the new job search would open better opportunities for millions of Nigerians in search for new opportunities.
“We believe that the web allows anyone, anywhere, of any age, to grow their business, learn the skills they need to get a job, to grow in their career, become an entrepreneur or developer.
“This new jobs search tool will be a key driver for connecting job seekers to open opportunities, helping more people to Grow with Google
“For the first time, when someone uses their phone or computer to search on Google for a job; they will see a streamlined experience letting them explore, research and find relevant local job postings.
“This launch builds on Google’s existing commitment in Sub Saharan Africa to improve economic opportunities for job seekers and employers, demonstrated through its Grow with Google initiatives.
Ehimuan-Chiazor said that “as of today, job seekers in South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria would be able to use the new job search experience to help them quickly and easily find opportunities suited to them.’’
She said that it would be an immersive experience that would let them explore jobs from across the web and refine their search to meet their specific needs.
“Users will be able to view at-a-glance details about the posting, such as job title, location, whether it’s full-time, part-time or an internship, as well as detailed information should a job be of interest.
“Using Google Maps integration, job seekers can search for jobs any place they can find on the map, and if they are signed in, they can even see how long it will take to commute to the job from home.
“Searching for a new job can take time, so if you step away from your job search, Google has made it easy to pick up where you left off as well as stay in the loop on opportunities that are right for you.