Online Application: Technology Innovation In Labor Market

30 June 2017

As technology literacy and accessibility to the internet through mobile devices develops, online job posting and application has become popular in the country. And it makes the labor market move transformation to the real digital revolution.

Internet penetration is developed in Myanmar so online using is up to 20% in 2016.  Most of the companies are trying to prepare mobile platform to use in mobile device for job seeker.

The employee as general workers, mid level and experts can apply directly in online job application and the employers can search suitable one.  

Public Relation Manager ,  work.com.mm , Thuta Linn : There are a lot of online job seekers are increasing in Myanmar and over 9000 people get job opportunity in our website in last year. Previously, most of the people use CV form on paper. Now, it is no need paper work and can apply vacancy in any company.

 But there are still challenges as 80% of populations have no internet access yet.

The job seekers also find difficulties in online application process, said the Managing Director of work.com.mm.

Managing Director , work.com.mm, Derek Beeftink : " We have seen the developing the matching that happening the company and job seekers is going to be more online every day. The job seekers sometimes find it difficult to make professional online profile. We will support the CV workshop, interview workshop and we profile content to a job journal......”

So far, there are about five local and foreign online job career portals in Myanmar.