Handshake's Ultimate Hand Job


It's an episode full of head scratchers and high fivers. Oh, and a unicorn!

  • Handshake is now in the Billionaire Valuations Club... Really?

  • Outmatch acquired Harver, which sets them up nicely for The Great Reopening,

  • Glassdoor wannabe Blind raised a bunch of money

...and the post-pandemic segment:

  • Google's labor union keeps kicking ass,

  • Wendy's comes up short,

  • and UBI isn't happening anytime soon.

Another aural orgasm brought to you by Jobvite, Sovren, and JobAdx.


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INTRO (1s):

Hide your kids! Lock the doors! You're listening to HR’s most dangerous podcast. Chad Sowash and Joel Cheeseman are here to punch the recruiting industry, right where it hurts! Complete with breaking news, brash opinion and loads of snark, buckle up boys and girls, it's time for the Chad and Cheese podcast.


Joel (21s):

Oh yeah. The pipelines never get hacked on this podcast, baby. Welcome to Chad and Cheese boys and girls HR's most dangerous podcast. I'm Joel "no gas shortage here "Cheeseman.


Chad (34s):

and I'm Chad, "you murdered Muderder" Sowash!


Joel (39s):

On this week's episode, Handshake scores the ultimate hand job blind finds the light and Oh hell really TikTok Jobs is born. Just fucking shoot me. Now.


2 (54s):

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2 (1m 38s):

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Chad (1m 59s):

Hey, so, so all of those individuals who didn't watch Elon Musk on SNL, okay. Joel, give us that. That's what the murder McDurder is from, but give what, what did you think about the performance? Did you watch the entire thing?


Joel (2m 14s):

I did watch the entire thing. I thought he came off more human than I probably expected. He came off a little funnier than expected. Now it wasn't, it was a great layup from a PR standpoint and that his mom showed up and he rolled with the Asperger's comment, which apparently was really impactful for a lot of families that have that issue in there. I think the best skits gets that he was in were the ones that sort of really leveraged his mythology or his life's work. So the one where he's a cowboy and they're like, let's just go in there, guns blaze. And he's like, wait a minute, hear me out here. We could dig a tunnel underneath and then so like they don't get it, that feels really pertinent to the world now.


Joel (3m 1s):

And then the, the Chad skit, which I'm sure you love where he's like, okay. Okay. And then blows up at the end, taking his helmet off. Like those were, those are really good moments. And then of course like the, the mayor of East town, which if you're not watching, it's almost worth getting HBO max, just to watch that show was fantastic. Also enjoyed the gen Z skit, which was sort of the first one I've seen where we make fun of gen Z. So they they're gonna have their moment of ridicule here, soon.


Chad (3m 34s):

I'd like to say I haven't watched an SNL all the way through for years, usually a weekend update, we eject, but we watched the entire thing and I didn't expect this from Elon Musk. He did anything. He dressed up as fucking Wario. I mean, he just, it was like he was in all these stupid outfits and costumes and doing all these stupid, stupid skits. And I could see a guy like him going, no, I'm not going to do that. I don't know if they threw anything at him that he just wouldn't do. And also NBC must have made some major bank because every fucking electric car company that's out there, other than Tesla bought ads during SNL.


Joel (4m 19s):

Yeah. It didn't work out as well for the, the crypto currency guys. But yeah, the EV companies had a good run of it for sure. Oh yeah. That was good. Is that third highest rank show after a Chappelle and Chris rock. So shit, I want, I want to see your boy Bezos on the show. That's next.


Chad (4m 38s):

No that would suck. I, you know who else is getting some pretty high ratings right now? I believe is a governor of Ohio Mike DeWine, who is starting a lottery for everyone who has received their first vaccine every Wednesday for five weeks, two winners are going to receive a million dollars. What does that say about Ohio? Does that say?


Joel (5m 4s):

What does it say about humanity that we have to give cash prizes to get vaccinated?


Chad (5m 10s):

And look at what's happening in India?


Joel (5m 12s):

Oh, for sure. For sure. Like, yeah, that's totally reprehensible. But like I'm all for the beer companies that are like free beer for getting vaccinated or even a little cash payments or gift cards to Target. But when you have to have a lottery for millions of dollars, Holy shit. It's the end of civilization.


Chad (5m 34s):

And then McDonald's is actually working with the Biden administration to drive vaccine awareness with a, we can do this campaign, sporting ads in times square on a McAfee coffee mugs. There's a TV buy that's coming out. My big question is why haven't we just figured out a Big Mac and Whopper vaccine dosage and just put it in those fucking burgers by now. I mean, we'd have most of America vaccinated by now.


Joel (6m 4s):

Yeah. Yeah. It's noble that McDonald's is doing this, but don't hold your breath for that obesity awareness campaign from McDonalds.


Chad (6m 12s):

Wait, wait, wait, wait better yet. If, if they both put out MAGA burgers and dosed them, it would be over. We wouldn't be like a hundred percent at this point.


Joel (6m 25s):

MAGA awareness at McDonald's.


Chad (6m 27s):

Oh fuck.


Joel (6m 29s):

Well, shout out to, and you're going to think this is a total hustle job, but we have, we have a beer drop winner.


Chad (6m 36s):

Ooh.


Joel (6m 37s):

This month it's Dan Cheeseman. No shit. Randomly picked. He's a ZipRecruiter guy.


Chad (6m 45s):

Really?


Joel (6m 46s):

He's head of their agency relations. Dan Cheesman out of Chicago is this month's beer drop winner sponsored by AdZuna. We'll be scheduling that Zoom tasting soon. It'll be a double cheese edition of zoom tasting. Gotta love it. We could get Abby Cheeseman on and really, really triple cheese that shit up good.


Chad (7m 5s):

There are too many fucking Cheesemans in this world. Let me tell ya.


Joel (7m 8s):

It's weird. Right? It's weird. Right? We got some Spotify data this month. You want to let people know what, what we discovered about our listeners from Spotify?


Chad (7m 19s):

So we've been doing a lot of work in Spotify, creating playlists, doing a lot of really cool shit. So you know, how is in the actual backend, looking at the analytics and our listeners, it actually on Spotify, you can see the aggregate of your followers, music tastes, and here are the top five.


Joel (7m 38s):

I would have guessed one, maybe.


Chad (7m 40s):

Top five.


Joel (7m 43s):

Is this one to five or five to one?


Chad (7m 45s):

Number five, Elton John.


Joel (7m 47s):

Number five.