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Why Tuesdays and Thursdays Might Just Be Your Lucky Hiring Days

Tuesdays are a great day to get a job offer, AI won't be replacing plumbers and use the NCAA March Madness tournament to your advantage

“It’s not how big you are, it’s how big you play.”

John Wooden

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In today’s email:

  • Job News: Tuesday and Thursdays might be your lucky hiring days 🙋🏽‍♂️

  • Overheard at coffee: A salute to the plumbers and electricians out there 🫡

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  • Recruiting Fails:  Not noticing the hiring manager’s alma mater for your March Madness picks

Job News

Ever notice how some days feel like you're on a productivity streak, where everything just clicks into place? Interestingly, if you're on the edge of your seat waiting for that game-changing job offer, you might want to pay extra attention to your inbox on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Yes, you heard that right. According to a study from Indeed, Tuesday and Thursdays are the golden days for candidates to receive job offers.

Now, you might be wondering, "What's so special about Tuesdays and Thursdays?" Let's dive into a bit of speculative fun. Picture this: It's Monday, and hiring managers are swamped. They've got the best intentions to reach out to you but are drowning in a sea of administrative tasks. Come Tuesday, they're breaking through the surface, making those crucial calls with job offers in hand. And Thursdays? It seems like there's a rush to get things wrapped up before the weekend, making it another prime time for offers.

But let's remember, our hiring heroes are mere mortals too, cherishing their Fridays off and battling through Monday meetings. The takeaway? Whether you're the one offering or waiting for that offer, the day might not matter as much as the substance of the offer itself. Ensure it's in writing, and you're golden.

For those of you hiring, here's a pro tip: keep an eye on how your team members tackle their Tuesdays. It's the day that tends to fly under the radar, but if someone's pushing hard and making magic happen, you've likely got a keeper. After all, Tuesdays are devoid of the usual fanfare, making them the perfect indicator of someone's work ethic.

A salute to the Tuesday warriors out there, quietly conquering their to-do lists without the lure of the weekend or the chaos of a Monday. It's easy to get swept up in the whirlwind of social media or the latest news cycle, but let's not forget the value of grinding through a solid Tuesday. Plus, if you're finding meaning in your work, that's a bonus point in your favor.

So, how do you leverage your Tuesdays? Considering today's Thursday, maybe you're split between finalizing that project and perfecting your NCAA March Madness bracket. But hey, finding balance is key, right?

Overheard at coffee ☕️

A Salute to the Unsung Heroes of the Skilled Trades…

There I was, having just conquered the depths of my garbage disposal, basking in the glory of a rare DIY success. For a fleeting moment, I felt like the undisputed ruler of my urban domain. This triumphant episode led me to a profound appreciation for the professionals who navigate these challenges daily: shout out to the plumbers!

Plumbing is undeniably a tough, often thankless job, yet essential to our everyday life—a sentiment echoed by many but pursued by increasingly fewer, especially among the younger generation. The growing perception of plumbing as undesirable due to its physical demands and dirty work is leading us toward a critical shortage, with projections indicating a deficit of 550,000 plumbers by 2027.

Yet, the narrative around plumbing—and skilled trades in general—deserves a shift. Consider the advantages: a trade school education can equip you with the skills of a plumber, offering a pathway to a stable career, free from the burdens of debt, with starting salaries around $65,000 in many cities, even for those with minimal experience. Moreover, the nature of this profession safeguards it against the encroachment of automation, ensuring its practitioners a degree of job security rare in today's rapidly evolving job market.

The conversation around electricians mirrors this trend, highlighting a broader societal oversight in our rush toward digital and automated futures. Perhaps it's time we recalibrated our focus, valuing the essential, hands-on skills that keep our world running smoothly—electricity, functional plumbing, and the roofs over our heads. As we dream about a future where AI takes on more of our workload, let's not forget the indispensable role of skilled tradespeople.

And let's not overlook another timeless profession: culinary arts. A skilled chef not only crafts delicious meals but also possesses the knowledge to nourish their family and themselves for a lifetime. In an age of fast food and quick fixes, the art of cooking stands as a testament to the enduring value of hands-on skills.

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Recruiting Fails: Leverage Self-Awareness and Strategic Insights to Ace Your Next Job Interview…

Self-awareness isn't just a buzzword; it's a critical tool in your job-search arsenal, especially when aiming to make a memorable impression on hiring managers and recruiters. With the NCAA Division 1 March Madness tournament tipping off today, seize the opportunity to forge a personal connection if you discover that the hiring manager or recruiter has an alma mater competing in the fray.

This is probably the most in common an alum from Long Beach State will have with the alum from Yale. Use that as your opportunity to connect. 

This isn't just small talk—it's a strategic move. By demonstrating awareness of their background and interests, you not only showcase your research skills but also create a memorable interaction that goes beyond the typical job interview discourse.

However, here lies a common pitfall: failing to know who you're interviewing with. Remember, the job interview is a two-way street. Candidates are evaluating potential employers as much as they're being assessed. Take the time to investigate the interview panel's professional journey, including previous roles and their educational background.

While it's not about altering your NCAA tournament predictions, it's about recognizing and appreciating their affiliation. This gesture can spark a more personal dialogue, setting you apart from other candidates. It's these nuances—knowing when and how to weave personal interests into professional interactions—that can turn an ordinary interview into a standout moment.

Do you have recruiting Fail Stories? Reply with your epic fails – we'll feature them. Own your blunders, embrace vulnerability, and let's all level up together.

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