Recruitics + KRT = Hold My Beer

The hills are alive with the sound of acquisitions! The latest - Recruitics acquiring KRT Marketing - is the fourth similar deal in just a month. The boys cover the news, as well as discussing how much is sucks to be Slack right now, pane view job search, Amazon drones and Monster's continued cluelessness. Enjoy and show our sponsors some respect: Sovren, JobAdx and Canvas.​


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Chad: I am Chad Sowash.

Joel: On this week's show another big acquisition shocker.

Chad: Oh, hello.

Joel: Slack is officially fucked, and we now have an expletive on our podcast. And Monster is still totally clueless.

Chad: Again.

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Chad: Well, hello?

Joel: Hello.

Chad: Hello.

Joel: Milwaukee.

Chad: From Millay-Waukay. Yes, it is gorgeous out. It is in the low seventies. And we have a rooftop bar thing that happens. So, after I leave here, after we're done with this, I'm going to go produce out on that wonderful area. And just enjoy my time here in Milwaukee.

Joel: Very nice. How are the cheese curds? Is the question.

Chad: Dude, yeah. Beer and cheese curds. If you come to Milwaukee, and you're not doing beer and cheese curds, I think that's just really a staple.

Sound Effects: Boo.

Joel: Boo on you if you don't cheese curd it up.

Chad: If you don't cheese curd it, you might get sent to prison.

Joel: Well, enjoy your time there. Are you staying the weekend?

Chad: No, we're actually kicking out late tomorrow. But Julie is in heaven, because her favorite beer of all time is Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy. We come in the airport, and they have a Leinenkugel's store. And I pointed it out to her, and she was like, "Oh my God, this is where I was meant to be."

Joel: That would only officially be her heaven if the Obama's were in the bar with her, with being served by Pete Buttigieg. Shout out.

Chad: Shout out. Okay. So, first shout out, I've got to do this. It's to CareerBuilder, because I think they're fucking with us. I really do. So, they are doing a Tech Talk at an event that is called, Your Brand As Told By Your Employees. And-

Ed from Philly: Yo, that jawn is so lame.

Chad: I don't know if this is, like-

Joel: Do they have many employees left to tell a story?

Chad: I don't know. This sounds like a comedy session to me, right? This just was the most ironic thing, and it was sent to us by a listener. Thank you very much. But CareerBuilder Tech Talk: Your Brand As Told By Your Employees. And from their standpoint, it's like, "You suck."

Joel: Yeah. And part of the joke is, we found an article this week about how EMSI, the company they let go out of the spirals of hell, are now are now thriving outside of CareerBuilder's slimy hands. So, good job, EMSI.

Chad: Yeah, good job. It's amazing what you can do when you get to get away from the hell scape which is CareerBuilder and Apollo.

Joel: Yeah. Yeah. Well, one company in the shitter drives us to one company doing great things. Our new sponsor, I think we need to to give them some love here.

Chad: That's exactly right.

Joel: Shout out to Happy Recruiter.

Chad: Why

Joel: Why not?

Chad: Because recruiters that are mad are not good for the company. You want a happy recruiter, right?

Joel: Happy recruiter. So Dora is their chatbot.

Chad: Yes.

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Chad: Too easy, too easy.

Joel: Too easy.

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Joel: Coming to a Blockbuster near you.

Chad: That's right, straight to a Blockbuster near you. No, seriously. Check it out. You can go to We have it on the homepage, or you can actually check it out on YouTube. Whatever you want. But I love the subtle British-like humor in the undertones, and how slick they shot the movie. Because it seems so serious. But then there are all these hints of, like, "These guys ... This isn't serious, is it?" And it's like, "No." We don't take ourselves that serious, it's fucking hilarious.

Joel: Clearly the best 13 minutes you'll spend in your day, today.

Chad: Exactly. And I think the ending really just pulls it all together. I mean, you will laugh, you will cry. It's a roller coaster of emotions. You'll enjoy it.

Joel: I don't want to spoil it everybody, but, love wins in the end.

Chad: Jim Stroud tweeted about The Chad & Cheese movie, and this is obviously one of his reviews, "I never thought I would ever hear the terms HR and orgasms in the same sentence, with all that making sense in the end. Only Chad & Cheese could pull that off, and still deliver the goods." Thank you, Jim Stroud.

Joel: Full of surprises that benefits civilization. That's what you get at the show. That's what you get at the show.

Chad: Yeah.

Joel: Let me shout out to Gerry Crispin.

Chad: Oh yeah.