Not everyone is cut out for the 9 to 5 job—and that is why work-from-home jobs are getting popular these days. Trust Google to want a slice of the action as the company is now making it possible to find a work-from-home job in Search. New features to make this happen are now being added to the search engine.
The new features will make sure that when next you search for jobs in Search, you will get the chance to set location to “work from home” to find remote and telecommute jobs. This was not the case before now as a simple job search for a job will open you up to tons of low-quality jobs that may kill your morale.
“Job seekers have different lifestyle and geographic needs that require flexibility. Working from home can enable parents and caregivers to be more available to their families. It can help retain a high performing employee who regularly relocates as a military spouse,” Google’s Cloud Product Manager Jennifer Su said.
Su couldn’t have said it any better as the number of people who work from home these days continues to be on the increase for reasons stated above.
On what informed Google’s decision, Su said: “Through a number of user studies, we learned that most remote jobs were not clearly labeled as such. And our customers have told us it is difficult to accurately detect and return remote opportunities when users enter “work from home” or related queries into their search box. By offering this capability to our customers, we hope to make remote work opportunities more discoverable to job seekers who need them.”
The new search features will offer a lot of flexibilities to users, especially those who would rather work from home for one reason or the other.
Last January, Google added “Activity Cards” to Search to better organize your lookups. Activity cards according to Google, are designed to help you continue from where you left off. When you perform a search similar to a recent one, a “Your related activity” card might appear before the list of results. When you tap the card, you will be shown a list of articles previously clicked by you in the past as part of your previous query. Beneath that list, you will be shown old searches in a carousal that you can tap to reopen.
Links to previously visited top pages along with searches you have done in the past will be made available to you under the new arrangement. This saves a lot of time, and helps you to get access to whatever information you are looking for without necessarily leaving your browser open.