So I am doing a recruitment process in a great company - Company A - which is a competitor from a former job I had for 4 years - Company B.
Company A and B are direct competitors, both premium and low cost products, same customers, same principles, same product line, etc...
Recruiter (Company A CEO) knows I worked for Company B and he is OK with that BUT, my father also happens to be the owner of Company B and a very relevant and influent person in the market, being the Owner/Board Member/Director for Companies C, D, E, F, etc... also very relevants in the market as well.
- My father is OK with me moving to Company A
- The only thing stopping the recruiter is the relationship between me and my father
- Me and my father are very ethnical at home, we usually do not talk about work
- He admittedly said he is scared of me and my father exchanging important /strategic information
Recruiter said he would talk to the founder about this, because I would be in a marketing management position. He also talked about an experience he had with his father, both worked in competitors, he knows crosstalk happens.
He said he will think of a way or document which we both can agree on to keep everything confidential, even though its risky. We have been chatting over Whatsapp, changing information here and there between this whole process, so maybe I could send something to tranquilize him.
My question is:
Should I take any action and say something that could help them see this might not be as risky as it seems? Is there a way I can make them comfortable with this situation?
Why I want to move to Company A? Because I love this market, have been missing it since I left my father's company. The company is great, role is challenging, it just got a big investment. Today I work at a Hearing Aids company - Company A, B, C, D, E... produce dental products.
Is there a chance of coming back to Company B or any other that my father represents? Good question, I left Company B because I did not get along with the way one of the shareholders manages some situations, because I was very young at the time and did not understand how hard was it for him to make those decisions. My father asked me to leave so I could learn more. We have talked about coming back in the future, but 10 years or so, he wants me back as a shareholder or Director, not a marketing guy.