TL;DR, Today I am launching Tech Jobs Asia
Update 2020: I have removed the product links from this article as this product is now shut down.
Tech Jobs Asia is a curated job board featuring the best tech jobs from around Asia. All jobs are direct-apply, linking straight to the company's careers site application form or careers email address - no middlemen!
I've been living in Asia and working in tech for the last 17 years of my life. I created Tech Jobs Asia for a few reasons:
Tech Jobs Asia is a hand curated job board featuring the best tech jobs in Asia. These are opportunities at various types and sizes of company - not just startups.
In this MVP of the site, I fell a bit short of my ambition for point (3) above. I wanted a site that shows the best tech opportunities in Asia along side lifestyle content showing what a great place Asia is to work - but ran out of time (this MVP took 1 month). Definitely something to work on for a follow up release!
Job board business models are as basic as they come - pay to post. I'm not reinventing the wheel, in this regard :)
I'm pretty serious about point (3) above. I think there are more tech jobs in Asia than there are qualified candidates, currently. Especially in highly competitive markets like Singapore where big companies such as Facebook battle it out head on with startups for tech talent.
The next step will be thinking up features / content that will help put Asia on the map as a place for more foreign tech talent to consider a move to. That's what I did 17 years ago and I'm pretty happy I did!