The Worker's Lens
Mr. Min Min Htet (Job Seeker)
Getting a job in Myanmar is really hard. I was lucky to pass the interview for a job in Malaysia. But then, the Malaysian employers changed their minds and didn't hire any workers from Myanmar, even though we all passed the interviews. It felt like winning the lottery and then losing the winning ticket. I felt very upset and unhappy. I had already quit my current job, thinking I would go to Malaysia soon. The agency only reimbursed my travel expenses, and now I don't know what to do. I'm reaching out to Issara for help. If there are any new job opportunities in GD marketplace that don't cost anything, please let me know, as I'm really in trouble.
Mr. Zin Ko Min (Job Seeker)
For the past six or seven months, I've been looking for jobs since I got my new passport. I faced challenges with fake job ads and unreliable agencies, which my friends also experienced. Despite my experience as a returned worker from Malaysia, finding a job was still tough. Fortunately, I discovered Issara on Facebook and the Golden Dreams marketplace for job seekers. Despite some difficulties, I persisted and managed to submit my CV through the GD app after a few attempts. I frequently reached out to Issara's hotline and even shared application process screenshots from their Viber. After waiting for 40 days, the recruitment agency called me for an interview, and I passed it! The Golden Dreams app has been truly helpful for job seekers like me. Now, I'm sharing about the GD app with others and expressing my gratitude to Issara for their guidance. Having such resources to avoid scams and find genuine job opportunities is reassuring. I'm committed to helping others access the right job opportunities through the GD app. Thank you, Issara!
Saw Yan Naing (Job Seeker)
I have been searching for a job for a long time, and I've heard about problems that happen in other countries where we seek employment. But we don't have many options, as the conditions in Myanmar are difficult. Even if there are challenges in destination countries, at least there will be some income there, unlike here in Myanmar where I work the whole day and barely earn enough for a meal of fried rice. It's disheartening to live in such conditions, and many people feel the need to leave. The problem is that finding a job in other countries is extremely tough. I tried calling the agencies listed in the Golden Dreams app by Isara, but they say there are no job opportunities. However, I've heard that some agencies collaborate with brokers on the ground, and they have job opportunities. It's confusing and challenging for us, and we don't know what to do next.