Share the story of the founder and what inspired the founder to start this project
As an HR professional for more than 20 years, I had a dream in 2004 to be able to fulfill dreams--the dream of Filipinos to have a better life through gainful employment. Thus, I conceptualized the MyTrabaho Program.
MyTrabaho is a combination of the English word “MY” and the Filipino word, “TRABAHO” (which means “work”) and was coined to have two different interpretations. Read from an English language perspective, this means “my job” or about the job of every working person. Read phonetically from a Filipino language perspective, it means “there are jobs.” The combination of the two words captures the essence of the program which is about being successful in one’s job and looking for a job.
MyTrabaho started with two projects initiated by Optimus Innovations, Inc. (now closed due to financial difficulties) in tie-ups with Philippine Daily Inquirer and Manila Broadcasting Company. These were MyTrabaho Dream, wherein HR practitioners coached jobseekers and “My Trabaho at dzRH” which was a weekly one-hour radio program. Because of the tremendous response of readers and listeners who were seeking our help in finding a job, a web site was created, MyTrabaho.Com, wich initially served as a repository of resumes which could be accessed for free by employers.