Job site MyJobo takes root in Malawi

02 Aug 2016

MyJobo.com, a job site test-launched in Malawi two years ago, has come of age, with new employers and job-seekers registering at a constant pace.

The site offers job-seekers the opportunity to upload their resumés free, and employers to list job ads free.

The site was launched back then to help employers reduce job advertising costs, and make the recruitment process more efficient for them.

Geoffrey Banda, co-founder and CEO of MyJobo.com in Malawi (his LinkedIn page)

Geoffrey Banda, co-founder and CEO of MyJobo.com in Malawi (his LinkedIn page)

Today, MyJobo is Malawi’s largest platform connecting people with jobs to job-seekers. Employers advertise their job vacancies on MyJobo.com for free once registered, and can list their job vacancies online right away. Employers who want to access the CV database of job-seekers, may request MyJobo for access. (We assume this service is also free – at this stage.)

The job site, co-founded by Geoffrey Banda (photo), has grown to eclipse competitors, such as JobsinMalawi.net (here on Facebook).

Since its launch two years ago, MyJobo.com has collected about 23,000 registered users, who receive daily job ad updates by email, and 176 registered employers.

Bertha Mambala, manager of MyJobo.com

Bertha Mambala, manager of MyJobo.com

The site has attracted over six million visits in the period, and according to SimilarWeb.com, the site received 310,000 visits in June from 210,000 in January this year. (SimilarWeb reports visits to the desktop plus the mobile sites.)

Bertha Mambala, manager of MyJobo.com said: “We have grown and we are now a fully functional site with more big employers registering and advertising jobs with us.

“Our platform enables thousands of people who are unable to access job vacancies and job tips through other means.”

The start-up does not have an app yet.

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