PSDPY is another free jobs site for startups in Singapore
January 30, 2013 by Terence LEE
Last year, we featured StartUpJobs, a new site that lets startups post job ads for free. Now, another similar community-driven initiative has emerged. It’s called PSDPY, and it’s from the guys who created this Google Spreadsheet for startup jobs – Bryan Lee, co-founder of Intraix, and Ng Wei Leen, head of customer development at Sent.ly.
The site’s name isn’t straightforward though: No one really knows how to pronounce it (pissed-pie? P-S-D-pie?). But there’s no confusion about what it does. As long as your company is under 3 years old, has a proprietary product, and does not do any consulting or third-party development work, you can post your job ads on the site, free-of-charge.
So far, it has featured jobs from a mix of local and international startups expanding to Singapore. Examples include: Uber, Spotify, Kezaar, and Flocations.
PSDPY also has an editorial component as well, which recently featured Elisha Ong from Burpple.
Community initiatives like PSDPY and StartUpJobs are great because they offer startups an affordable and targeted alternative to seek out potential employees. People who come across these sites would be more inclined to join a tech startup and are perhaps more ingrained into the ecosystem, making references easier too.
On the other hand, mainstream career sites like STjobs charge SGD120 for a basic job posting with a limited exposure time, while Jobstreet‘s ask is SGD146 for one job posting, which lasts a month. Although they reach out to a wide audience, the quality of applicants may be inconsistent.
While entrepreneurs will no doubt form the most important component of any startup ecosystem, the strength of the support system points to the maturity of the startup scene.
PSDPY and StartUpJobs certainly have a role to play in nudging Singapore and by extension Asia forward. Both of them should seriously consider pooling their resources together.
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