Last Thursday, I received a letter from Lawyers representing Jobster letting me know I had to shut down RecruitingBlogs.com immediately or
Jobster would take action. They say that RecruitingBlogs.com is causing damage to their business and that I am in violation of my non compete.
I started RecruitingBlogs.com in its current form while still at Jobster because Recruiting.com was no longer a place that I could see
and interact with the Recruiting Blogosphere the way I wanted to.
When I left Recruiting.com, people started writing encouraging and positive things about RecruitingBlogs.com and people started
joining. It was not my intent to cause any trouble for anyone.
I believe that RecruitingBlogs.com and all of the recruiting related blogs that are written by Recruiting Professionals help the entire
community, Jobster included and I believe the more content that is submitted to Recruiting.com the better off that site it.
I will not willingly shut RecruitingBlogs.com down. The site provides something that Recruiting.com and Jobster never provided. I think it
is a mistake for Jobster to have their lawyers forcibly shut down RecruitingBlogs.com. I am a share holder in Jobster and the founder of Recruiting.com and I would love to see both of those entities succeed. My goal is not to mess with that.
I spoke to Jason Goldberg on Friday of last week and he was adamant about me shutting the site down. We did however agree that he would
extend the deadline for 7 more days in order for me to show him how RecruitingBlogs.com is not a threat and how the two sites can help each other so that he would drop the issue. This seems like a positive step in the right direction though I have no confidence at all that I will come up with something that satisfies him.
My gut feeling is that Jobster would much rather see the site go away and I am very surprised by it but I am really thinking hard and talking to people to see if
there is a way to make everyone happy. I mean, there are over 200 people responsible for making RecruitingBlogs.com what it is and if the site is forced down, all that effort will be lost and I would feel terrible for wasting everyone’s time.
I will continue as normal until there is some sort of resolution. I completely understand if there are any people out there who
choose not to participate with RecruitingBlogs.com anymore because of what may be. I am really trying to think of a way for this to be a good thing for everyone.
BTW, I can't say that a bone-headed move like this would be unexpected from the idiot, boy who would pretend to be a CEO.
I'm no attorney, but it seems to me, as a worse case Jason, that gifting this network to the membership would remove its closure. However, unless your making tangible money here, it's strikes me as overreaching. I sincerely hope Jobster doesn't go the way of SOC, with its focus mostly on legal action.
Really bad news. I hope Jason Goldberg sees sense