It is not a hidden thing that 95% of Nigerian Job Adverts you see on other jobsites and forums are copied from Hotnigerianjobs.com. We post the jobs while others copy. But we are not bothered, we are bothered only when some websites like Jobberman.com copy our job adverts free, remove the application details and ask JobSeekers to pay money to apply. Jobberman.com has over 4 times our staff strength with millions of investor's funds at their disposal. Hotnigerianjobs.com has only 13 staff with enough funds keeping her afloat.
We are crying out loud because Jobberman.com is cheating us. They are copying all our job adverts with impunity. They have the staff strength and financial capacity to source for job adverts the way we are sourcing for our own adverts, instead they are depending on us to supply them the job adverts without any gainful return.
We release our job adverts in the morning, by evening all our job adverts are in the Jobberman.com database. We decided to be hiding a phrase "Copied from: www.hotnigerianjobs.com" in some of our job adverts. When Jobberman.com copy's our job adverts, they always remove the phrase but in some rare cases they are blind in removing it, and we hold it as evidence.
See the evidence below:
We have over 200 of these links with Copied from: www.hotnigerianjobs.com but we are just releasing a dozen links.
When you open the link, look carefully for Copied: www.hotnigerianjobs.com
Expectedly, Jobberman.com has removed the evidence in their pages, but we captured the screen images of the pages before we published this post. See them below:
1.) Click here
to view the screen captured image of: http://www.jobberman.com/job/196928/cost-controlleranalyst-in-lagos/
2.) Click here
to view the screen captured image of: http://www.jobberman.com/job/197849/project-planner-in-lagos/
3.) Click here
to view the screen captured image of: http://www.jobberman.com/job/194619/executive-trainee-in-lagos/
4.) Click here
to view the screen captured image of: http://www.jobberman.com/job/195051/health-and-safety-officer-in-lagos/
5.) Click here
to view the screen captured image of: http://www.jobberman.com/job/195150/director-of-institutional-relations-in-abia/
6.) Click here
to view the screen captured image of: http://www.jobberman.com/job/195146/research-insights-executive-945br-in-lagos/
7.) Click here
to view the screen captured image of: http://www.jobberman.com/job/190043/asset-engineer-ref-code-astsen-in-rivers/
8.) Click here
to view the screen captured image of: http://www.jobberman.com/job/191594/deputy-project-engineering-design-manager-fm-in-outside-nigeria/
9.) Click here
to view the screen captured image of: http://www.jobberman.com/job/191593/deputy-project-engineering-design-manager-fm-in-rivers/
10.) Click here
to view the screen captured image of: http://www.jobberman.com/job/182193/sales-executive-in-lagos/
11.) Click here
to view the screen captured image of: http://www.jobberman.com/job/190041/electrical-supervisor-ref-code-elesp-in-rivers/
12.) Click here
to view the screen captured image of: http://www.jobberman.com/job/171858/senior-structural-engineer-in-lagos/
Some will ask, why is Hotnigerianjobs.com not hiding her job application details. It is our policy to publish and make every job application detail free. So that JobSeekers will have the power to apply and know who and where they are applying to, instead of hiding the details and applying on their behalf. What if the application did not go through, just like the recent Aero Contractors Airline Recruitment which the email was not going, how will a Job Seeker know that his/her application at the Job Board was not through or entered spam folder, and whole lot of other cases. Sometimes, we publish job adverts from reputable companies with free email services like Yahoo, Gmail, etc as the application email, some applicants will call the job adverts Scam Advert, but if we hide the details, how will they know the email they are applying to.
We at Hotnigerianjobs.com want to make it clear that we are not against Jobberman.com subscription services, because it is their strategy to sustain their businesss, but we are against copying our Job adverts free, removing the application details and collecting subscription on the adverts, it is anti-competition and we also feel sabotaged. Infact, Jobberman.com did what a good number of Jobsites lacked courage to do. All over the world, employers pay to advertise jobs and even pay head-hunters for providing skilled workers to them, but in Nigeria Jobberman.com has turned it the other way round and it is working for them, so they most be wizards to pull that out.
Definitely, I know Jobberman.com will remove our evidence from their database once they read this post. So, if you confirm it, just indicate in the comment below.
I want to make one thing clear, we did not publish this post to blackmail or malign Jobberman.com. Jobberman.com is copying our job adverts in such a way that suggested they are out to sabotage and undermine our efforts, how can you on a daily basis copy all our job adverts from A to Z while you locked-up your own job adverts, nobody copy's you. To us it is anti-competition. To show we are not out to blackmail Joberman.com, this post has not seen our Front Page and we have not sent it to any online news blogs or main stream media houses, we only sent it to our mailing list. We only want Jobberman to play the game fairly (Jobberman has the capacity to do their business in a fair manner). They know what they are doing is wrong, and we expected them to do the needful by apologising to us and promise not to copy us again (Damage Control) so that we take-down this post and let the sleeping dog lie. They should take a cue from other bigger companies around the world that had been in a similar situation and how they handled such issues. If we don't hear from them, by next week, we are going to escalate this issue to the main steam media and make it a national issue. I know it will be diasasterous to their image and reputation, and we don't want to do it. Even though Jobberman.com has deleted our evidence from their database, we have Google Cache images and text of the pages, and a lot of other evidence.
Many commenters want us to sue Jobberman.com but for now we don't have such intention because we consider it as a distraction to our business.
Jobberman.com hide their application details, making it difficult for other jobsites to copy them, so they should not copy others. Even copying their Job Summaries is an issue as you can see from these posts:
Jobberman To Third Party Sites: "Stop Pulling Our Jobs Or We’ll Block You!"
About 54% Do Not Support Jobberman Blocking Njorku [SURVEY]
Well, I rest my case.