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Jobster’s Last Remnants Sold to Jobing.com

by
John Zappe
Oct 26, 2010, 2:00 pm ET

Except that Facebook has 500 million users and is worth billions, Recruiting.com (nee Jobster) might have made a better movie. Its story has all the earmarks of a potential thriller:¬†Jason Goldberg, former White House aide with a penchant for blogging and Prada fashion, launches clever recruitment startup that foreshadows coming social media explosion. Over the […] [full article »]

Zapoint Buys Jobster

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John Zappe
Apr 5, 2010, 6:22 pm ET

Jobster, the company most famous for burning through almost $55 million in venture capital while it searched for a business model, has been sold to Zapoint. An excited¬† Chris Twyman, Zapoint’s founder and CEO, told me the acquisition fills a void in his company’s portfolio. By acquiring Jobster’s 800,000 profiles and, especially, its 250,000-280,000 active […] [full article »]

Former Jobster CEO in Feud With Citibank Over Gay Network

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John Zappe
Feb 25, 2010, 1:24 pm ET

Update: Citibank issued a statement this afternoon apologizing for the blocking of fabulis, saying: “Citibank sincerely apologizes to Mr. Goldberg for this misunderstanding. This situation had nothing to do with the content of his web site and any comments by our staff to the contrary were incorrect; we are reviewing what happened. This was a […] [full article »]

Jobster Reborn Away From The Cutting Edge

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John Zappe
Sep 25, 2009, 12:47 pm ET

Remember Jobster? Of course you do. How could any recruiter forget the soap opera story of this company founded by a former White House staffer who, as CEO, burned through $46 million before he departed at the end of 2007? Besides spending like it was 1999, Jobster changed, enhanced, modified, enlarged, annexed — choose your […] [full article »]

Build Your Brand; Get A LifeChart; And The Latest On Jobster, Too

by
John Zappe
Apr 6, 2009, 7:28 pm ET

Today we have news of new launches, a new ATS, and a couple of gossipy items that crossed our desk. PERSONAVITA Whoever first said job seeking was a full-time job probably had no idea just how much overtime 21st-century job seekers would have to put in. You have to brush up your resume — once […] [full article »]

Jobster Gets $7 Million Infusion

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John Zappe
Apr 24, 2008, 9:45 pm ET

Jobster (profile; site ) pulled a rabbit out of the hat Thursday, announcing that its investment group has come up with $7 million in a fourth round of financing. This latest “D” round of financing brings to $56 million the total amount invested in the company since its founding. Even before the latest round, Jobster’s […] [full article »]

Jobster Burns Through $45 Million in Three Years; Will Get Additional Funding

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John Zappe
Mar 13, 2008, 7:48 pm ET

Jobster, the bold recruitment startup from Seattle that leverages social networking to find quality workers, is about to receive yet another round of funding, which it apparently needs to keep it in business. In a letter sent to investors, most of whom are employees and former employees holding options, the company says it lost about […] [full article »]

Ex-Jobster CEO Raises Funds for Personal News Feed

by
Jim Dalton
Mar 13, 2008, 2:45 pm ET

Ex Jobster CEO Jason Goldberg has started a new networking site called Social|Median, an early-development social news site he coins a “Facebook for real news.” Incorporated in Delaware in February, Goldberg’s latest venture appears to be a way for readers to get news in a personalized form, though he promises it’s not a Digg clone. […] [full article »]

Jobster’s Change at the Top

by
Todd Raphael
Dec 13, 2007, 1:34 pm ET

You heard it here before: Jason Goldberg is leaving Jobster. Today, a new report out has investment banker Jeff Seely replacing Goldberg and says Goldberg will serve as Jobster vice chairman of the board. [full article »]

Jobster Hangs Out the Help Wanted Sign for A New CEO

by
John Zappe
Oct 16, 2007, 4:21 am ET

Jason Goldberg, the kinetic CEO of Jobster, will be leaving the company he co-founded probably by the end of the year. Goldberg himself is heading the search for his replacement and reportedly is eyeing candidates with a products background and strong management skills, whether or not they have a recruitment or HR background. A source […] [full article »]

Chatter: Jobster, Kenexa, and Peopleclick

by
Jim Dalton
Apr 1, 2007, 3:28 pm ET

Jobster’s “Death Knell”… Has CEO Jason Goldberg and Jobster passed the point of no return? That’s the question posed on Joel Cheesman’s blog, along with a poll to determine whether Goldberg is, in fact, killing his company. Cheesman writes that a recent Wired magazine article criticizing Jobster’s leadership is a “fascinating ride into how bloggers […] [full article »]

Chatter: Jobster, LinkedIn, and Time to Get a Life!

by
Jim Dalton
Feb 12, 2007

Later, Jobster… Dave Lefkow said Friday he is leaving Jobster after 2.5 years “to pursue other interests” despite “some really exciting times ahead for Jobster.” The company’s vice president of professional services acknowledges that the industry landscape has evolved into a hip place to be, with online recruiting technologies “focused on revolutionizing how people find […] [full article »]

The Jobster Double-Whammy

by
Jim Dalton
Feb 8, 2007, 9:04 am ET

Jobster officially announced on Thursday that it has formed an alliance with Facebook, and at the same time, it will start offering free, unlimited job postings. Earlier this year it seemed that the company had trouble giving its paying clients enough A-level talent. Now, after a round of massive layoffs in January, the three-year-old company […] [full article »]

Chatter: Facebook and Jobster, the Billionaire Monster, Ebeebo’s Buzz, and More

by
Jim Dalton
Feb 2, 2007, 12:35 pm ET

Insight and opinion on the recruiting world: 1. Jobster, Facebook, and That Not-So-Secret Online Identity… Robert Dewey says he doesn’t want his social connections anywhere near his business connections, despite hearing talk of some “pretty cool features in the pipeline” at Jobster. And as rumors swirl over a potential union between Jobster and Facebook, today’s […] [full article »]

Social Networking Benefits Ex-Jobster Employees

by
Jim Dalton
Jan 5, 2007, 12:11 pm ET

Matt Martone, in recruitment media sales at Yahoo! HotJobs, says he steered clear of much of the Jobster news earlier this week because he disliked the anonymous posting aspect that seemed to care more about the missteps of executive management than focusing on a productive conversation of how to help the 60 affected employees. So […] [full article »]

Getting on With Business at Jobster: A Q&A With Dave Lefkow

by
Jim Dalton
Jan 5, 2007, 11:53 am ET

Dave Lefkow, vice president of professional services for Jobster, talks about his efforts to find new opportunities for the 60 skilled workers, overall office morale, and the “silver lining” in the recent layoff. What are some of your efforts at helping these people get jobs? DL: “I personally have a good network of contacts. A […] [full article »]

Chop-ster: Jobster Lays Off 60 Employees

by
Jim Dalton
Jan 3, 2007, 1:43 pm ET

It’s official: Jobster has given 60 employees their walking papers. As of Wednesday morning, “88 employees remain, with 400 customers, and plenty of money in the bank,” says Jobster CEO Jason Goldberg. Following a holiday break, Jobster employees returned to their Seattle offices to discover that the online recruiting and job search service plans to […] [full article »]

Weddle: Don’t Leap to Conclusions Over Jobster’s Fate

by
Jim Dalton
Jan 2, 2007, 3:07 pm ET

There have been numerous unconfirmed reports swirling around in the past two weeks over Jobster’s potential round of layoffs. The company says it expects to release the official news this week. Jobster claims it is “committed to building a profitable company in 2007 and sustaining those positive earnings for the long run,” according to official […] [full article »]

Jobster Layoff News Buzzing; New CFO Takes Over

by
Jim Dalton
Dec 27, 2006, 10:13 am ET

Jobster may announce next week its plans to layoff up to half of its 145 employees, according to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. However, chief executive officer and founder Jason Goldberg posted on his blog last week that, “Truth is that jobster.com is taking off and we’re about to launch some truly big-bang stuff there in January […] [full article »]

Read This Roundup and Be Fab, or Jason Will Fire You

by
John Zappe
Jun 28, 2013, 6:35 am ET

Like Rube Goldberg, whose name is a synonym for unnecessarily complex systems, Jason Goldberg appears destined to have his name linked to business startup controversy. The serial entrepreneur, whom you may recall as the founder and CEO of ill-fated Jobster, is back in the news, defending his latest venture Fab from “blatant misrepresentations” in a […] [full article »]