Since its launch in 2007, Mynimo.com has quietly evolved from being Cebu’s most used job site to one of the country’s leading job portals. It is also included in the list of Philippines’s leading startups according to Forbes PH. Not bad for a business that started in a backyard, which remains independent and self-funded to this day. The company focuses on two major things: first, making local job openings more visible, and second, creating a site that’s easier for everyone to navigate. These are the reasons why Mynimo.com is such a hit among its users, and now, their website is a major contender in the national job portal arena. Thinking Big while Acting Locally In the past, Metro Manila was the only location for most job listings. But due to the increasing cost of living and the seemingly endless traffic congestion, Filipino jobseekers have become reluctant to move here. Now that more places in the country are seeing economic growth, there are real professional opportunities to offer in new locations. This is where Mynimo.com becomes relevant to the job-hunting scene. Unlike other job sites that mainly focus on highly urbanized areas, Mynimo.com gives jobseekers the chance to check out job openings that are closer to where they are originally from. “Working far from home takes a huge toll on people, financially, physically, and mentally. The stress of wasting so many hours in traffic, or spending extra for living spaces closer to their offices, can make people less productive, which in turn affects the competitiveness of the companies they work for. We want to make an impact by solving this problem, one job seeker at a time,” said Wesley Chiongbian, CEO of Mynimo.com.