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Europe Trolls Chad & Cheese
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On to the NEWS….

European start-ups are upping their Death Match acceptance game via video.

But first let’s do some quick background adding context for all of you newcomers — Last September The Chad & Cheese added a program called Death Match to the TAtech stage in New Orleans during the North American Summit.

Start-ups Canvas, Uncommon, AllyO and Talkpush took to the stage for LIVE competition with only one to emerge as GRAND CHAMPION! Canvas won the day!

Needless to say it was a smashing hit… The Bloody Marys, mimosas and beer didn’t hurt either… Okay enough background…

On to EUROPE!!!

Death Match is scheduled during TAtech Europe in Lisbon – May 9th and 10th 2019… The Chad & Cheese have handpicked two out of the four contestants.

1) Candidate ID purveyor of Talent Pipeline automation software and 2) TNG — you know the company bringing you that creepy interviewing robot named Tengai — both companies have accepted The Chad & Cheese Death Match challenge…

But here’s the thing.. They did it via video acceptance…

TNG started the acceptance brilliance / madness by creating a video that showcased Tengai — their unbiased robot — accepting the challenge by providing background, jokes and a dressing down of The Chad & Cheese… Hilarious yes, but good strategy, well we shall see…

Candidate ID, not to be outdone by a generation 1 terminator, focused on creating a message around their Scottish roots. No they didn’t lift the Dinnie stones, which would have been impressive, bit rather it’s a cinematic piece which rallies the Candidate ID troops for war against The Chad & Cheese and a robot with instant outfit change abilities.

You can check out the acceptance video brilliance on ChadCheese.com – just click on podcasts and then DEATH MATCH on the right rail. All Death Match New Orleans sessions are available on ChadCheese.com or where ever you listen to podcasts.

Candidate ID and Tengai are only two out of the four hand-picked start-ups who will be competing in Lisbon this May at TAtech. Stay-tuned for more contestant updates and if you believe you have what it takes reach out to us on ChadCheese.com. It’s doubtful you do, but why the hell not?

Big thanks to Judge for supporting The Shred – Go to ChadCheese.com scroll down to the Judge logo and download their newest white paper “Candidate Engagement – Tools That Matter”

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Jobster is BACK!
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It’s The Shred – a mini-Chad and Cheese bite of Breaking News — This is Chad Sowash

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On to the NEWS..

Guess what kids Jobster is back… Well, it’s not back yet. Late last year the Jobster.com domain was purchased for $200,000 US and the current site says “Soon to be unleashed again” signed “The Jobster Team”

Whether you remember Jobster or not it serves as a lesson to start-ups in every space.. But what exactly was Jobster – that’s a good question and there are several answers depending on who you ask.

Here’s an exceprt from a 2013 The Verge article:
“Jobster was a tool for managing employee referrals. That business worked well, but it was never going to be huge,” says Scott Haug (aka Jobster employee #7). When Jason Goldberg (Jobster’s CEO) acquired the startup WorkZoo, he pivoted Jobster into a search engine. Then just a few months later, when Goldberg acquired GoJobby, he decided his company would also be a social network. “He just kept jumping from one fad to the next, whatever the buzzword in tech was at the moment. It kept us in the press and got investors excited, but it made no sense for the business.”

Investors were so excited Jobster gained four rounds of venture capital totalling $52.5m. Jason Goldberg was on cloud 9 and grew Jobster headcount at a crazy fast pace, and spent money on the aformentioned acquisitions of Workzoo in August 2005, GoJobby in June 2006 and Recruiting.com in January 2007.

While Goldberg was on his tech spending spree he also wanted to acquire a portfolio of client which is why he gave me a call to talk about acquiring DirectEmployers Association, most of all the 700 companies (mainly F500) he needed to start driving big revenue.. Needless to say THAT never happened and neither did Jobster’s revenues.

So, where are they now?

Today WorkZoo.com’s domain is parked on GoDaddy — where is the job search tech – who cares?

GoJobby, I believe was the Tagcloud tech or what we all came to know as Jobster “Superstar Tags”
Today GoJobby.com redirects to Jobing, still under the Recriuting.com banner.

All of Jobster.com’s business was realigned under Recruiting.com in 2009 and Zapoint acquired Jobster in April 2010…

Yes, Jobster is a lesson for start-ups in the “what not to-do” category… But what about this time? Who is behind this new unleashing of the Jobster domain? What will it be and will it take another glorious dive into the bin of dead start-ups?

Who knows what The Jobster Team has in store, but we will be waiting… Will it be blockchain recruiting robots? Well, only if Jason Goldberg is back at the helm.

I’m sure Joel will have more color to add to this story so keep listening and comment wherever you do the socials – like our fb page, #chadcheese on twitter or hit us up on LinkedIn.

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