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Career Crashers

By Crash, Inc.
Welcome to Career Crashers, where we tell the stories of those who are not content to wait around following rules and hoping for good things to happen. Great careers aren’t found. They’re forged. It’s time to Crash the party.

On weekly episodes, you'll hear from people who have broken free of the conventional path and forged great careers.
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6 Ways You Win Even if You Don’t Get the Job
Sometimes you go for a job and never hear back. It sucks, but it happens, and a lot of the time it’s the norm. If you send a video directly to the hiring manager, it happens a lot less. But you still won’t get every job you pitch. So what happens when you don’t?  If you take the time to create a great pitch, you'll be getting a lot of benefit out of it, even if you don't get the job. Because of the extra effort, research, and creativity, you'll learn, grow, and expand your network. Listen to the episode and find out why! To read the article visit: https://crash.co/content/dont-get-the-job-6-ways-to-win/
14:49
March 2, 2021
Meet Patch: The Company Building an API for Carbon Removal 🌍 🌳
Over the past two decades, climate change has crept into center stage of the public spotlight for biggest problems to solve on planet earth.   Scientists have estimated that, at our current rate of greenhouse gas emissions, it will take less than seven years to increase the global average temperature by 1.5 degrees Celsius. So the question becomes: how can we reverse this process? I spoke with Brennan Spellacy, the CEO and cofounder of Patch: a series of APIs for companies to buy scalably from carbon-offset developers.  Patch is not trying to build a laid-back, easygoing culture. Climate change is an urgent, irreversible cliff towards which our civilization is currently barreling—and if we want to solve it, we’ve got to move quickly.  Patch is looking for people with enough experience, passionate about climate change: pitch Brennan directly at brennan@usepatch.com. 
24:55
February 25, 2021
Bryan Clayton: What Employers Really Want in a Job Application
This week on Career Crashers, Joel is joined by Bryan Clayton to share what he looks for when he's hiring!    Bryan is CEO and cofounder of GreenPal an online marketplace that connects homeowners with local lawn care professionals. GreenPal has been called the “Uber for lawn care” by Entrepreneur magazine and has over 200,000 active users completing thousands of transactions per day.   Before starting GreenPal Bryan founded Peachtree Inc. one of the largest landscaping companies in the state of Tennessee growing it to over $10 million a year in annual revenue before it was acquired by Lusa holdings in 2013.   Connect with Bryan on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bryan-clayton/
27:55
February 23, 2021
Meet Trainual: the Tech Company Getting Businesses Out of Their Owners’ Brains
Today, we’re learning about Trainual: a software tool that companies use to organize their processes and policies into a single business playbook for the entire company. They call it “getting your business out of your brain,” something almost all business owners struggle with.  Cofounders Chris and Jonathan Ronzio started the company in Scottsdale Arizona in 2018, and have since raised 6.8 million dollars and built a team of 55 people, successfully weathering the 2020 pandemic that disproportionately affected their customer base of small businesses.  Trainual is an incredibly empowering and supportive place to work. Some people see early-stage startups as risky career moves, but it’s companies like Trainual that raise the bar for all the others out there. Not just by how they invest in their employees and culture, but by their success in business so far.  If you’re genuinely excited about Trainual—their product, vision, and people—show them with a video pitch! Go to Crash.co to get started. Chris knows exactly what it’s like to be in your shoes — eager to prove yourself, and willing to put in the work to show it. And check out: Trainual on YouTube • Chris on Instagram • The whole team on LinkedIn 
26:08
February 18, 2021
How Sales Skills Will Set You Apart on the Job Hunt With Nick Rundlett
Nick Rundlett is a sales consultant and founder of Mastermind.army a mentorship group for sales professionals. This week he joins Career Crashers to talk about his experience breaking into a career in sales and how sales skills can set you apart on the job hunt! Learn more about Nick's sales mastermind at mastermind.army and connect with Nick by email at Nick [at] rundlett.com
24:32
February 16, 2021
How Jonathan Williams Revolutionized His Job Hunt with Crash
This week on Career Crashers, Joel is joined by Jonathan Williams to talk about Jonathan's experience on a job hunt before and after finding Crash. Jonathan is a newly hired customer success associate at ChartHop who used Crash tools and mindset to change his approach to job hunting and quickly found success.  Links mentioned: Crash.help/companies Access the Crash Course Check out Jonathan's pitch for ChartHop
38:31
February 9, 2021
Meet the Founders of Toucan: Learn Any Language While You Browse the Web
As part of our ongoing series featuring exciting startups to work for, Jérémy sat down with the 3 founders of Toucan, a venture-backed tech startup building a unique solution to help millions of people get better at learning languages—and beyond. 🚀   In this episode, we discuss:   00:00 The Problem with Learning Languages  02:10 Toucan’s Solution & Taylor’s Story  04:50 Toucan’s Vision for Education  06:22 Brandon’s & Shaun’s Stories  08:49 Toucan’s Company Culture & Values  21:05 Who Should Consider Working at Toucan?   Connect with Toucan on Twitter:  https://twitter.com/JoinToucan  https://twitter.com/taylor_nieman  https://twitter.com/BrandonDietz_  https://twitter.com/ShaunMerritt_  Check out job openings:  https://jointoucan.com/careers And always remember, companies like Toucan hire opportunistically, so even if you don’t see a job for you, pitch ’em anyway!
26:38
February 4, 2021
Learning Skills With a Crash Mindset
This week on Career Crashers Joel is joined by Crash operations manager Corne Van Straten!    As operations manager Corne is charged with coordinating outreach, marketing & sales efforts, customer success and more.   Corne shares his story of breaking out of the schooled mindset and discovering his potential for learning and growing in his career. He tells the story of how he learned to code on his own and how he pitched Crash to win his opportunity.    Learn more about Corne at https://cornevanstraten.com/
37:02
February 2, 2021
The Nuts and Bolts of Moving From a Server Role to a Tech Role
This week on Career Crashers, Joel is diving into how to use your experience working in food service and use it to win great opportunities in tech startups. He breaks down some of the key points from the previous episodes in this series with TK Coleman and Kasen Wysong , covering the way to capture and show your skill development and apply it to the job search. Finally, he details how to use Crash to create pitches that will blow companies away and have them eager to interview you! Check out the other episodes in this series with TK Coleman and Kasen Wysong
21:56
January 26, 2021
From Serving Restaurants to Working in Startups with T.K. Coleman (FEE, Revolution of One)
Right now is a hard time to work in the service industry. Across the country and around the world servers and others who work in restaurants, many permanently. If you've worked in service and are looking for new opportunities, it's easy to overlook just how valuable your experience can be in new lines of work. In this episode of Career Crashers, Isaac is joined by TK Coleman to talk about why work experience in the service industry is so valuable and how to sell others on your skills when job hunting in new industries. TK Coleman is the Director of Entrepreneurial Education at the Foundation for Economic Education and the host and creator of Revolution of One.
31:49
January 19, 2021
Finding Work That Matters to You with Julia Wuench
This time on Career Crashers, Joel is joined by Julia Wuench to talk about setting a course for your career! Julia is a recovering perfectionist, leadership and career coach, and founder of The Authenticity Guide.   Julia started her career working in finance in New York City, but after waking up day after day not wanting to go to work, she realized it was time for a change. In this episode, she's sharing what she learned from that change and how she works with others to help them find work that matters.  For more resources on creating a great career Check out Crash.co
24:23
January 14, 2021
Celebrating Your Accidental Career With Ron Thurston
This week on Career Crashers Joel is joined by Ron Thurston to talk about why your retail work is an incredible place to start and build a career. Ron is Vice President of Stores at INTERMIX a division of Gap Inc. and has been retail leadership for 25+ years. He is also the author of Retail Pride: The Guide to Celebrating Your Accidental Career. For so many of us, retail and service jobs are our introduction to work. They help us pay the rent, but also teach us the fundamental skills of creating value for others. But too many people don't look at their work in retail with pride. Ron is on a mission to change that. Check out Ron's book: https://www.amazon.com/Retail-Pride-Celebrating-Accidental-Career-ebook/dp/B08JNDR73Y
32:09
January 12, 2021
Solving Problems and Working in Permaculture with Dan Fryman
Today on Career Crashers, Jeremy is joined by Dan Fryman to talk about how he is crashing a career in permaculture.  Dan works full-time as an aerospace technician, but over the past year realized that he had a passion and curiosity for permaculture. So he set out to get hands-on experience, pitching local farms and finding a cool part-time opportunity.  In this episode, Dan shares more about his learning journey, how he found this opportunity, what he's learned, and why it's awesome to get paid in grass-fed meat.  For more resources on creating a great career Check out Crash.co 
23:21
January 7, 2021
How Working at a Café Sets You up for Professional Success
We're kicking off 2021 on Career Crashers by diving into a series focused on how working in service industry can help you learn the soft skills to thrive in a startup. We're starting off with Kasen Wysong, sharing his experience working at a cafe and how it helped him develop soft skills that still serve him in his marketing role at Vicinity Capital. Joel and Kasen also talk about how Kasen ran his job hunt earlier in 2020 and found a great opportunity using Crash. To learn more about Kasen, check out his Crash profile: crash.co/kasenwysong and visit kasendaiwysong.com
33:48
January 5, 2021
How Daily Blogging and Personal Projects Help You Win Opportunities with Joe Pas
Joe Pas is a marketing associate at Marginal Revolution University (M.R.U.) and an alumnus of the Praxis Bootcamp. Joe has an incredibly varied set of work experiences and used that range to become adapbale and confident with new opportunities.  In this episode, Joe talks with Joel about his experiences and how they have helped him to succeed in his career in marketing. He also shares how he won his current role with the help of daily blogging and his process for pitching companies about job opportunities.  Learn more about Joe at: http://josephpas.com/
29:28
December 15, 2020
Meet WorkOS: Catalyzing a New Era of Workplace Tools
Today on Career Crashers, we're continuing our series profiling up-and-coming tech companies you’ve never heard of, and what it’s like to work there, with a deep dive into WorkOS.  WorkOS provides APIs to make cloud apps enterprise-ready. In simple terms, they are helping apps start selling to enterprise customers with just a few lines of code. Meet CEO  Michael Grinich and software engineer Mark Tran and learn about how WorkOS helps companies cross the enterprise chasm.  If you’re excited about what WorkOS is building and could see yourself joining the team, the best way to get on their radar is to send them a pitch with why you’re excited and what you could do to help! Go to crash.co to create your account and send WorkOS a video pitch that blows them away!
26:09
December 10, 2020
How Eugene Fernandes Pitched and Won a Growth Manager Role at a Podcasting Startup
This week on Career Crashers, Jérémy speaks to Eugene Fernandes about pitching and winning a role as growth manager at Podscribe!  We talk about Eugene's job hunt and break down everything from how he found companies to how he landed a great opportunity with Podscribe. Eugene also shares his advice for others setting out on a job hunt based on everything he's learned on his journey. Connect with Eugene: https://twitter.com/eugenefds Letters from a Contrarian Podcast: https://anchor.fm/eugene-fernandes1
29:21
December 8, 2020
Discover Benepass: Helping Companies Take Care of Their People
Today on Career Crashers, we continue our series on up-and-coming tech companies you’ve never heard of, and what it’s like to work there, learning about Benepass!  Benepass is a benefits platform designed for modern companies. They help companies unify their ancillary benefits into an intuitive experience for their employees. You'll meet CEO and co-founder Jaclyn Chen and director of business development Max Martin and learn what they look for in new hires as they build the Benepass team. If you’re excited about what Benepass is building, the best way to get on their radar is to send them a pitch with why you’re excited and what you could do to help! Go to crash.co to create your account and send Benepass a video pitch that blows them away!
22:18
December 3, 2020
Bringing Self-Directed Learning to Your Career with Lolita Allgyer
This week on Career Crashers, Joel is joined by Lolita Allgyer to talk about her experience growing up with self-directed learning and how she has applied it to her career. Lolita is currently a copywriter at Traffic Craft and former content strategist at Praxis, a role she started before she even turned 18.  Lolita was home educated so taking charge of her own learning has always been important to her and today she shares her story of building a great career at a young age and her advice for others on teaching yourself skills and applying them at work.  Connect with Lolita: - https://www.instagram.com/lolita_allgyer/ - https://twitter.com/LolitaAllgyer
30:14
December 1, 2020
How Projects and Pitches Set You Apart with Silas Mahner
This week on Career Crashers, Joel is joined by Silas Mahner to talk about creating projects as career signals and using Crash to pitch companies.  Silas is an associate consultant for NextWave Partners, where he is helping to develop its global energy and infrastructure growth initiative. Prior to landing this job, Silas used Crash to land interviews for a number of different opportunities. He shares his formula for creating a pitch that will make you stand out.  In this episode:  - How Silas discovered his passion for creating content when he went through the Praxis bootcamp - Just get started on your creative projects  - How documenting your experiences allows you to see skills that you had overlooked - Making connections to nurture job opportunities - Turning your experiences into signals of your ability to create value  - Silas' process for using Crash and sending pitches on his job hunt  Learn more about Silas at www.silasmahner.com and crash.co/silas
26:21
November 24, 2020
Discover Firstbase: Helping a Generation of Companies Go Officeless
Today on Career Crashers, we're continuing our series on the hottest up-and-coming tech companies you’ve never heard of, and what it’s like to work there, with a deep dive into Firstbase.  Firstbase believes the majority of companies will be remote in the next 10 years. They are working to help a generation of companies go officeless, by allowing companies to supply, finance and manage all the physical equipment their remote teams need to do great work at home.  Meet CEO and founder Chris Herd and CTO and co-founder Trey Bastian and learn about why they care about helping the remote work revolution, how they built Firstbase, and their philosophy on hiring.  If you’re excited about what Firstbase is building, the best way to get on their radar is to send them a pitch with why you’re excited and what you could do to help! Go to crash.co to create your account and send Firstbase a video pitch that blows them away!
26:31
November 19, 2020
Investing in Yourself and Launching a Career in Copywriting With Jerrod Harlan
This week on Career Crashers, Joel is joined by Jerrod Harlan to learn how he crashed his career in copywriting! Jerrod was a participant in the Praxis professional bootcamp, and decided he wanted to pursue a career as a copywriter. With his own initiative, support from mentors, and personal projects he has been able to quickly develop a thriving career.  Learn more about Jerrod and connect with him on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/jerrod-harlan-650643a7 For more resources on creating a great career check out Crash.co 
30:28
November 17, 2020
Finding The Rocketship for Your Career with Henry Johnson
In a world full of so many different companies on so many different job boards, how can you narrow down to the ones that will provide you with the best opportunity for growth? That’s what we’re talking about today with Henry Johnson, the creator of Rocketshipjobs.com.  You'll learn about what makes a company a rocketship company, how to find them for yourself, and how to find and win great opportunities with them.  If you want to try out the Rocketship Jobs newsletter, go to rocketshipjobs.com/crash! Once you do, and you find great companies you want to pitch, go to crash.co to create your account and send them a pitch that blows them away! To connect with Henry, find him on Twitter at twitter.com/talktohenryj or email him at Henry [at] rocketshipjobs.comTwitter
22:31
November 10, 2020
Deep Diving into The Crash Course: Job Hunting 101
In this special episode, Joel & Jeremy dive into the just-launched Crash Course: Job Hunting 101, which covers: Why knowing what you hate is more important than knowing exactly what job you want to do at the start of your career What a “signal” is and how it relates to education and the job hunt How to find job opportunities before they hit job boards Resumés aren’t doing the job and why sending a pitch or value proposition is better Why doing free work almost always pays off Following up successfully, before and after interviewing Becoming more valuable on your job hunt and tons more in the five levels in the five levels of the Crash Course: 1) Pick a career path and start running 2) Prove your ability to create value 3) Discover new opportunities 4) Pitch your way in 5) Crush the job and beyond Get it for just $120 right now at https://crash.co/learn/job-hunting-101
01:25:15
November 5, 2020
Invest In Your Growth Mindset
It is easy to get discouraged when looking at the list of requirements on a job posting. Previous experience, marketing skills, tech skills, sales skills, nunchuck skills, the list goes on and on. How do you press forward and convince a company that you are the right fit for a job, even if you don’t have all the skills and experience they’ve listed? Joel has the answer in this week's episode about investing in a growth mindset. In this episode: If you make a growth mindset your number one soft skill, there is no limit to what you can accomplish When you’re looking at job postings, don’t dismiss your chances if you don’t perfectly fit the description Companies want to hire people that can do the job, but also can grow and provide long term return on investment Why motivation matters a lot more than experience when it comes to getting opportunities early in your career Building confidence over time by taking on your own projects As you develop your ability to learn, you become more and more confident in your ability to communicate your abilities to others ----- We also want to hear your story. If you've created an opportunity and found a career that makes you feel alive, send it to Isaac [at] crash.co For more resources on creating a great career Check out Crash.co
11:13
November 3, 2020
How Emily Cozzens Built Her Career Launchpad with Projects and an Apprenticeship
This week on Career Crashers Joel is joined by Emily Cozzens, partner success manager at PandaDoc! Many people believe a job at a high-growth startup is out of reach unless you’re a superstar programmer or experienced marketer. The reality is that some great projects and initiative will go along way to getting your foot in the door. In this episode, Emily shares how she used her early career experience working in a cheese store to develop great customer service skills and how taking initiative to create projects allowed her to win a great opportunity and advance quickly once she had it. In this episode: How Emily got her first job as a teenager working at a cheese shop What skills Emily learned in her early service industry job that have helped her in her work at a tech startup How Emily challenged herself to learn marketing and writing skills by creating a blog and Instagram page for the cheese shop she worked at Why adding constraints can improve your creativity How using projects to build skills helped Emily prepare for her current role Breaking down big projects into small stages to make it more achievable How Emily won her opportunity at PandaDoc and what her experience and evolution from customer success to marketing was like Using you current job as a launching pad for more interesting opportunities Learn more about Emily at Emilycozzens.com
21:13
October 27, 2020
Discover AirGarage: Repurposing Parking Lots, and Building the API for Legacy City Infrastructure
Today on Career Crashers, we're excited to launch the first episode in a new series diving into the hottest up-and-coming tech companies you’ve never heard of, and what it’s like to work there. To start, we’re exploring AirGarage, a company that is reimagining the way we use parking space in our cities. Meet co-founder and CEO Jonathon Barkl and software engineer Priya Ghose. Learn about their culture, passion for urbanism and technology, and philosophy on hiring. If you’re excited about what AirGarage is building and could see yourself joining the team, the best way to get on their radar is to send them a pitch with why you’re excited and what you could do to help! Go to crash.co to create your account and send AirGarage a video pitch that blows them away! Visit airgara.ge to learn more about AirGarage!
21:18
October 22, 2020
From the Med-School Track to Tech Project Manager With Sean Thielen-Esparza
Sean Thielen-Esparza is Associate Product Manager at Hyperscience a company that uses machine learning to automate and modernize processes and operations for large scale companies and organizations. Sean has a fascinating story of crashing his career by leaving behind a promising opportunity in healthcare to pursue opportunities in tech on the other side of the country in NYC. In this episode: Sean’s background up to moving to New York to work as a tech product manager Why Sean decided to get off the med-school track, turn down a healthcare job offer, and pursue a career in tech How to Sean decide what type of companies that he wanted to focus on What Sean’s process for finding opportunities was like from identifying companies, to finding emails, and pitching key players at the companies he was focused on How Twitter and email allow us to completely rethink the way we go about finding job opportunities Balancing thriving in an internship with pursuing full-time opportunities What the first year working as a project manager has been like for Sean Connect with Sean on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/seanthielen-e/ We also want to hear your story. If you've created an opportunity and found a career that makes you feel alive, send it to Isaac [at] crash.co For more resources on creating a great career Check out Crash.co 
24:18
October 20, 2020
58 - Show Up for Your Dreams
For most of us, there are things in life we approach with professionalism, and other things we approach a lot less seriously.  We approach our jobs as professionals, but then our dreams can fall by the wayside. We put them off to another day, another month, or next year.  When we continue to not show up for our dreams, it is no surprise that we never make progress towards them. The only really way to make consistent progress towards our goals is to work on them everyday. To build confidence and momentum day in and day out.  Here is Joel Bein on why we need to show up for our dreams.  In this episode:  * Non-zero days and why making small progress every day matters * What do non-zero days look like on a job hunt?  * Check out Joel’s post on the power of blogging * Building confidence over time * What we can learn from kids and piñatas We also want to hear your story. If you've created an opportunity and found a career that makes you feel alive, send it to Isaac [at] crash.co For more resources on creating a great career Check out Crash.co 
16:24
October 13, 2020
Leaving Wall Street Behind to Found a Startup with Jibril Jackson
Jibril Jackson is the founder of Hyve a platform rebuilding the social media experience.  After excelling throughout school and university, and graduating from law school, Jibril  started and was excelling in a career as an investment banker. But he realized that the path he was succeeding on, was not a path that led to a great destination.  So he changed direction. He left his comfortable job to set out as an entrepreneur and build something new.  In this episode, Jibril shares his journey, career insights learned, and what he is building with Hyve.  In this episode:  * Why Jibril released that going to law school was a mistake * What Jibril’s experience working on Wall Street was like and what he learned from the experience * Why finance doesn’t work the way we think it does, and why relationships matter a lot more than data * Power comes from social networks and social proof  * How becoming a father changed the way that Jibril thought about his career * Why Jibril decided he wanted to be an entrepreneur and left his job on Wall Street before finding a business idea  * What the process of creating the startup Hyve was like for Jibril * What is Hyve?  * Don’t focus on prestige, focus on finding a job with great peers Check out Hyve at https://www.hyve.la/ We also want to hear your story. If you've created an opportunity and found a career that makes you feel alive, send it to Isaac [at] crash.co For more resources on creating a great career Check out Crash.co
43:03
October 6, 2020
Founding a Company and Pitching Airbnb Before Turning 18 With James Kawas
James Kawas is Co-Founder and CEO of The Selling Company, where he is working to change the way people sell their things. From a young age, James has thought outside the box about the way he works and creates. When he was 17, after already starting his first company, James wanted to meet Brian Chesky, so he created a side project idea for Airbnb, found emails for key employees at the company, and pitched them on it. They liked it so much they invited him to come to present it in person in San Francisco. In this episode, James shares the story of his Airbnb pitch and a lot more about how to hustle and create opportunities for yourself. In this episode: * How James at age 17 cold pitched Airbnb on an idea and ended up meeting and pitching Airbnb leadership in-person * Applying the same strategy to Facebook * Starting a company at age 15 to help people buy and sell used goods * Why James didn’t go to college and getting the Thiel Fellowship * What the transition from being a founder to employee was like when his company was acquired * What is The Selling Company and why there is incredible potential in re-selling goods * Why getting any job is a sales process * Connect with James Twitter: https://twitter.com/jihadkawas * Connect on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jihadkawas/ We also want to hear your story. If you've created an opportunity and found a career that makes you feel alive, send it to Isaac [at] crash.co For more resources on creating a great career Check out Crash.co
28:12
September 29, 2020
Finding Opportunities for Your Unique Talent Stack With John Britton
John Britton is the founder of Raise.dev where he helps developers build the skills and experience they need to get hired and level up in their careers. In this episode, John’s shares his own career story, from how he dropped out of college to get started working in software development, to how he got hired with GitHub, and why he started Raise.dev. John was able to create a great career and find opportunities by leaning into the combination of skills that made him unique, his communication skills combined with his technical skills. In this episode you’ll learn how you can find incredible opportunities at the intersection of your skills. In this episode: Why did John drop out of college? Struggling with a job hunt before finding a role as a developer evangelist What led up to John getting a job at GitHub Why marketing through education is the best way to connect with developers The talent stack and finding opportunities at the intersection of your skills What is Raise.dev and what was the process of starting it? How Raise.dev helps aspiring developers learn and get hired Learn more about https://raise.dev/ Connect with John on Twitter at https://twitter.com/johndbritton We also want to hear your story. If you've created an opportunity and found a career that makes you feel alive, send it to Isaac [at] crash.co For more resources on creating a great career Check out Crash.co
31:51
September 22, 2020
Talking About Ideas: How Carlos Alfaro Created a Career Hosting Real Conversations
As a young immigrant from Guadalajara, Mexico, Carlos grew up in Phoenix, Arizona and developed a passion for promoting meaningful conversations on philosophy and public policy. In this episode Isaac and Carlos talk about how that passion led him to dropping out of college and eventually to founding Arizona Talks. In this episode: Carlos’s experience in college and why he decided to drop out Working in politics and then transitioning to focus on non-profits The steps Carlos took to start Arizona Talks (a non-profit) and raise funding Why finding a clear way to explain your vision/mission is key Don’t try to speak to everyone, focus on who matters most Learn more about Arizona Talks at arizonatalks.org Connect with Carlos on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/calfaro2/ Connect with Carlos on Twitter: https://twitter.com/alfaroamericano?lang=en We also want to hear your story. If you've created an opportunity and found a career that makes you feel alive, send it to Isaac [at] crash.co For more resources on creating a great career Check out Crash.co
30:11
September 15, 2020
Teaching Yourself Career Skills with Gerritt Maatkamp
Gerritt Maatkamp is a front-end web developer who started from scratch and taught himself the tech skills he needed to change careers.  Gerritt shares his career story, from dropping out of university to learning programming while working as a janitor and how anyone can follow a similar path.  In this episode:  * How seeing his brother work from home opened Gerritt’s mind to the idea of learning to program * Making the decision to drop out of university  * How working as a janitor helped Gerritt learn programming and get his first opportunities in the field  * What was Gerritt’s process like for learning the skills to build a career as a web developer * Gerritt’s advice for others early in their career looking to find skills they can build careers around Learn more and connect with Gerritt at gerritmaatkamp.com We also want to hear your story. If you've created an opportunity and found a career that makes you feel alive, send it to Isaac [at] crash.co For more resources on creating a great career Check out Crash.co 
22:30
September 8, 2020
Dropping Out of High-School and Creating an Adventurous Career with Mikkel Thorup
At a young age Mikkel Thorup learned that school was not for him. In grade 7 and 8 he hated school, started cutting class, and by the time he was 15 he had completely dropped out and starting working odd jobs. From working and saving at a young age, Mikkel invested his time in traveling and adventures around the world where he has build a career that allowed him to continuing living an adventurous life.  Mikkel is now the Director at EscapeArtist.com and hosts The Expat Money Show podcast where he helps others learn about how they can create more freedom and abundance in their lives by moving, working, and invest abroad.  In this episode:  * Mikkel’s experience in school and why he dropped out of high-school * Why Mikkel invested in travel at a young age  * Learning and experimenting by creating businesses  * How creating and sharing out-loud opened opportunities for Mikkel  * How travel get romanticized but it is the difficulties that help you grow  * The case for why travel can help you grow and find a direction you want to take your life Check out Mikkel’s book: https://www.amazon.com/Expat-Secrets-Taxes-Overseas-Giant/ Connect with Mikkel on Twitter at https://twitter.com/ThorupMikkel Listen to the Expat Money show with Mikkel: https://expatmoneyshow.com/ We also want to hear your story. If you've created an opportunity and found a career that makes you feel alive, send it to Isaac [at] crash.co For more resources on creating a great career Check out Crash.co
25:13
September 1, 2020
Launching Your Career by Helping Launch Startups with Brian Folmer
Brian Folmer is Founder and CEO of FirstLook, a subscription box designed to cut the friction and red-tape between consumer brand founders and early-stage investors. In this episode Brian shares his career story, from getting started working for a startup accelerator to moving to a corporate track, before eventually starting his company FirstLook.  In this episode:  * How Brian got started in venture capital and working with start ups * Why Brian was interested in working in a start up accelerator early in his career * Why being in a smaller city or working with a smaller company can be a big advantage early in your career * Launching his first startup Backer Bar * Pursuing a corporate career track * Why sending cold emails is a great way to get job interviews * What is FirstLook and why Brian was inspired to create it * Why working at a startup accelerator is a great place early in your career when you know you want to start something but aren’t sure what yet * Learn more about FirstLook at firstlook.vc/about/ * Connect with Brian on Twitter at https://twitter.com/homerfolmer We also want to hear your story. If you've created an opportunity and found a career that makes you feel alive, send it to Isaac [at] crash.co For more resources on creating a great career Check out Crash.co
22:19
August 25, 2020
How Passion Projects Create Professional Opportunities with Vince Martellacci
Vince Martellacci is the head freelancer at Forge Collective, an innovative marketing agency made up of freelancers focused on music and film marketing campaigns.  Vince has consistently used projects to learn new skills and create new opportunities for himself. In this episode, Vince shares his career journey and how sharing his work and learning out loud has led to unexpected opportunities. In this episode: * What was the moment Vince realized what he wanted to do in his career? * How a real estate agent reading his blog led to a marketing opportunity * The process of creating Forge Collective * Why Vince was drawn to freelancing work * Why realizing what you don’t like so important in your career * Vince’s advice for anyone who thinks they would like freelancing more than a static job * Connect with Vince on IG at https://www.instagram.com/theforgeagency/ Check out Forge Collective (https://forgecollective.agency/) We also want to hear your story. If you've created an opportunity and found a career that makes you feel alive, send it to Isaac [at] crash.co For more resources on creating a great career check out Crash.co 
15:33
August 18, 2020
Building the Brand of You with Vince Thompson
Vince Thompson is Founder and CEO of MELT, the premier agency for activating sports and entertainment properties in ways that drive fans to respond. They’ve worked with companies like Coca-Cola, Holiday Inn, and Wing Stop at all sorts of the biggest sporting events.  In this episode Vince shares the lessons he learned building a career in the world of sports marketing and founding MELT.  In this episode:  * How Vince got started in sports marketing  * Why connecting with speakers at events can lead to great opportunities  * How did Vince start his sports marketing agency MELT?  * Vince’s book Building Brand U * The ways people early in career overlook opportunities and risks * Why patience matters early in your career Learn more about MELT at https://meltatl.com/ Connect with Vince on Twitter at https://twitter.com/vinnyinc We also want to hear your story. If you've created an opportunity and found a career that makes you feel alive, send it to Isaac [at] crash.co
23:01
August 11, 2020
Buying Advertising to Get Yourself Hired With Daniel Richardson
Daniel Richardson is an SEO Specialist at Homes for Students (https://wearehomesforstudents.com/). After originally going to college to get a journalism degree, Daniel realized that working in that field wasn’t how he wanted to build a career. He did have a friend working in Digital Marketing and thought it might be the type of job he liked, but he had no experience or clear entry points into a job.  Knowing he needed a different way to stand out, Daniel heard a story of someone using a billboard to get job opportunities. Daniel started thinking about how he could replicate that in a way that would help him stand out, so he created a website and started targeting Facebook ads at people working in web design companies. That lead to 3 or 4 interview requests and his first job in Digital Marketing.  In this episode, Daniel shares more about his career crash story and how he has used creativity to stand out on the job hunt.  In this episode:  * How Daniel decided he didn’t want to work in journalism * Getting started in a field when you don’t have a lot of experience  * How Daniel created Facebook ads to get a hiring managers attention  * What do you do when you’re interviewing for a job when you don’t have a lot of the required skills? * Connect with Daniel Richardson on Twitter (https://twitter.com/dan__richardson) We also want to hear your story. If you've created an opportunity and found a career that makes you feel alive, send it to Isaac [at] crash.co
18:46
August 4, 2020
Bringing Purpose to Education with David Kirby
David Kirby is co-founder of Acton Academy of Washington, DC. Before becoming an education entrepreneur, David had built a very successful career working in a non-profit in DC. But while his career was celebrated as successful he felt like there was something missing and it eventually led him to make the entrepreneurial plunge.  In this episode Isaac and David dive into David's journey through a more traditional path and what led him to co-founding an Acton Academy school. In this episode: Why did David decide to leave the non-profit organization that he used to work with to pursue a more entrepreneurial route How did David’s path though traditional education (Bates College, Harvard, Oxford) affect the way he approached his career Raising money as an entrepreneur vs raising money for a non-profit The challenges of opening a school in a large urban setting Creating a children’s business fair as a wind to create a community and test for demand for the school What is David’s advice for people who have been on the conventional education path and feel afraid to break off Learn more about David at actondc.org or the Acton Children's Business Fair (https://www.childrensbusinessfair.org/) We also want to hear your story. If you've created an opportunity and found a career that makes you feel alive, send it to Isaac [at] crash.co
34:51
July 28, 2020
Being Your Own Advocate and Asking for Opportunity With Lauren Hasson
Lauren Hasson is the founder of DevelopHer a platform that teaches women to build value and earn more money in tech. She also works remotely for a Silicon Valley payments company.  Lauren had a degree in computer science, but had bad experiences early in her career and decide she didn’t want to work in tech, years latter with little technical skills she decided she wanted to make a change and find a way to work in tech once again.  From that point, with little in the way of skill or connections, Lauren was able to build a network, find opportunity, and find success within two years.  Learn more about Lauren and find great resources for starting and growing a career in tech at developher.com In this episode:  * How Lauren went from being out of tech to finding success in the industry within two years * How consistently volunteering at hackathons when she was an intern led Lauren to placing 2nd at a high profile hackathon * Why having a bias toward action matters in building and growing a career  * Doing good work alone is not enough, you have to be able to show your work, be your own advocate, and ask for opportunities * Why your reputation matters We also want to hear your story. If you've created an opportunity and found a career that makes you feel alive, send it to Isaac [at] crash.co
25:49
July 21, 2020
Why Curiosity Creates Opportunities with TK Coleman
TK Coleman is the Director of Entrepreneurial Education at the Foundation for Economic Education, the Co-Founder of Praxis, and Host of the Revolution of One podcast.  In this episode Isaac and TK dive into TK’s career journey, how he lets curiosity lead him to new opportunities, how to make difficult career decision, and much more.   In this episode:  * How TK career journey hasn’t followed a linear path * Why curiosity is key to a great career * How TK thought through career opportunities  * Bringing creativity to the way you see the world  * Why doing your work with enthusiasm leads to new opportunities * Dealing with pressure from others when making a career change   * No one will give you a refund on your regret  * Why you should invest and be creative in pursuing your goals without fears exploitation  Check out TK’s full career journey on the Isaac Morehouse podcast:  https://isaacmorehouse.com/2017/08/21/126-part-one-of-tk-colemans-career-journey-from-american-express-to-american-idol-to-praxis/ https://isaacmorehouse.com/2017/09/04/127-part-two-of-tk-colemans-career-journey/ We also want to hear your story. If you've created an opportunity and found a career that makes you feel alive, send it to Isaac [at] crash.co
54:12
July 13, 2020
Audio Essay - Burn Your Resume
Want to get hired? Send a pitch, not a resume.  Can you imagine trying to get a date, by sending out a resume? Trying to get a job with one is no better. Find out why in this audio essay from Isaac Morehouse.  Read the article at: https://crash.co/career-guides/pitches In this episode:  * What is a pitch?  * Your ability to create value and prove it are the only things that matter on the job market  * A pitch is about showing not telling * Why pitching makes you more attractive for more than one job * Why pitching sets the tone for your work * What hiring managers say about pitches For more resources on creating a great career Check out Crash.co 
18:42
July 10, 2020
Why Perspective, Persistence, and Creativity Are the Keys to a Great Career with Tim Toterhi
Tim Toterhi is a career coach and author of several books including The HR Guide to Getting and Crushing Your Dream Job and The Introvert's Guide to Job Hunting. After 20 years of working in project management Tim honed in on his skills with writing and teaching to create a niche helping others grow their careers.  In this episode:  * How a sales job helped Tim start a business as a career coach * How do you differentiate yourself from everyone who has your job title?  * Having a wide perspective  * Taking career risks and betting on yourself * Perspective, persistence, and being creative * How do you learn to be a good speaker as an introvert  * Changing from the war for talent to the space race * Creating gravity in your career * Learn more about Tim at http://www.plotlineleadership.com/ We also want to hear your story. If you've created an opportunity and found a career that makes you feel alive, send it to Isaac [at] crash.co
24:04
July 7, 2020
Lauren Keys on Creating a Career that Leads to Financial Independence
Lauren Keys is the co-creator of Trip of a Lifestyle. A blog that helps you find your own path to financial independence and adventure.  In this episode Isaac and Lauren talk about how Lauren used cold-outreach to start her career, how her and her husband avoided lifestyle inflation to reach financial independence, and her work at Trip of a Lifestyle.  In this episode:  * How Lauren defines her career  * How cold calling/mailing helped Lauren start her career  * How Lauren found her first job after college by driving around and looking for cool buildings  * Why having more than one skill matters early in your career * Pursuing financial independence * How Lauren and her husband were able to “retire” before they hit 30 Check out the Trip of a Lifestyle Financial Roadmap: https://www.tripofalifestyle.com/roadmap/ The power of being nice: https://www.tripofalifestyle.com/perspective/the-power-of-being-nice/. Financial Independence 101: https://www.tripofalifestyle.com/money/financial-independence-101/ We also want to hear your story. If you've created an opportunity and found a career that makes you feel alive, send it to Isaac [at] crash.co
26:28
June 30, 2020
42 - Building a Comic Book Empire with Vincent Zurzolo from Metropolis Comics
By the time Vincent Zurzolo reached high school, he was already buying and selling comic books. From that point of selling to friends his his business consistently grew. With lots of twists and turns in between Vincent has stayed true to his love of comic books, co-founding Metropolis Comics and Comic Connect, two of the premier sites for buying and selling comic books.  Isaac and Vincent dive into the background on Vincent’s love for comics, early career experiences, and building two very successful business around a topic he loves. In this episode:  * What was the moment that made Vincent realize he wanted to work for himself * How did Vincent know he could make money buying and selling comics * Selling a comic book for $1 Million  * Sales as a superpower * Why reputation and relationships are what matter in sales in the long-term * The importance of being a life long learner  * Pursuing what interests you as a career choice  * Check out https://www.metropoliscomics.com * Check out https://www.comicconnect.com  We also want to hear your story. If you've created an opportunity and found a career that makes you feel alive, send it to Isaac [at] crash.co
28:19
June 23, 2020
Jeff Sandefer on Transitioning From Business Success to Reimagining Education
Jeff Sandefer started his first business at age sixteen. After earning an MBA, he founded Sandefer Offshore, an oil and gas company that generated over $500 million in profits in less than five years. He then ran Sandefer Capital Partners, a multi-billion dollar energy firm. Over the last fifteen years, Sandefer has worked with entrepreneur-teachers to build a nationally acclaimed entrepreneurship program. In this episode, Isaac and Jeff talk about Jeff’s history with entrepreneurship, finding meaning in reimagining education, and insights on starting your career. In this episode: * How Jeff’s family influenced his development as an entrepreneur * Learning that he wanted to choose his own boss * Why incentives matter in work * Finding success in business and focusing on meaning * Finding your superpower * Your career as a heroes journey * You have to be willing to suffer to succeed We also want to hear your story. If you've created an opportunity and found a career that makes you feel alive, send it to Isaac [at] crash.co
45:49
June 16, 2020
40 - Is It Time for a Big Leap?
Career growth happens with small, consistent, compounding gains punctuated by big leaps.  Sometimes you are in a career phase where sticking to the daily work is going to take you to the next level. But sometimes, when we look inside ourselves, we realize it is time to make a big leap.  In this episode of Career Crashers, Isaac talks about making big leaps in your career and the resources that can help you do it.  To find guides to making the next big leap in your career visit: Crash.co/career-guides In this episode:  * How growth happens in your career * Types of roles: Marketing, Sales, Design, Customer Success, Operations, and Software Engineering * Why most people fit well into two career "buckets"  * Discovering the types of roles that are the best fit for you (https://crash.co/discover/) * When is it time for a big leap?  We also want to hear your story. If you've created an opportunity and found a career that makes you feel alive, send it to Isaac [at] crash.co
26:18
June 9, 2020
Building a Rewarding and Flexible Career With Amanda Kingsmith
Amanda Kingsmith is a yoga teacher, a yoga business coach, and a world traveler. She hosts two podcasts and has creatively built a career that allows her to work while traveling most of the years.  Isaac and Amanda talk about Amanda's career journey from a more conventional career to where she is now and how taking small steps has helped her create a career she loves.  In this episode:  - How Amanda made a big career change, started working as a yoga teacher, and started a podcast to share more about what she was learning - You don’t have to be an expert to create content about a topic - Creating a Udemy course as a relatively new yoga teacher - Podcasting as a way to learn - How to stay productive when you’re working and traveling - Staying organized when you’re working on lots of different projects - You can’t predict the direction your career will take when you’re learning and investing your time in projects that help you grow - Planning to travel with a family - The power of just getting started with the things you like Learn more about Amanda at: - Amandakingsmith.com - mbomyoga.com
35:29
June 2, 2020
38 - Family and Career with Heather Morehouse
This week we have a special episode of Career Crashers as Isaac sits down with his wife Heather to talk about her career story and the decision to focus on family as a career choice. In this episode:  * Heather’s experience with college, thinking about majors, and deciding to leave after 3 years * When did Heather decide she wanted to focus on family full-tme * Voluntary division of labor within a family  * Growing risk tolerance from experience * An entrepreneurs business as a member of the family * Transitioning the role of a home educator over time We want to hear your story. If you've created an opportunity and found a career that makes you feel alive, send it to Isaac [at] crash.co For more resources on creating a great career Check out Crash.co and download our book, Crash Your Career. Get it on Amazon or at crash.co/crashyourcareer
31:01
May 26, 2020
Ryan Ferguson: From the College Conveyor Belt to an Unconventional Career
Ryan Ferguson is the co-host of The World Wanderers Podcast and a freelance podcast producer. In this episode Isaac and Ryan talk about Ryan’s journey from a very conventional education and career path to an unconventional career.  In this episode:  * Ryan’s experience following a traditional education and career path before veering off the script * Moving on from jobs you don’t like * Why Ryan decided to start a podcast in 2014 * Planning a career vs letting opportunities come to you  * Selfishly creating content We want to hear your story. If you've created an opportunity and found a career that makes you feel alive, send it to Isaac [at] crash.co For more resources on creating a great career Check out Crash.co and download our book, Crash Your Career. Get it on Amazon or at crash.co/crashyourcareer
29:40
May 19, 2020
Audio Essay - When to Stick with Something and When to Quit
If you love something, you don’t need any reasons for doing it. If you hate something, you’d better have good reasons for doing it. It’s all about burden of proof and Isaac explains why in this weeks audio essay.  Read the article at https://crash.co/content/the-job-hunt/when-to-stick-with-something-and-when-to-quit For more resources on creating a great career Check out Crash.co and download our book, Crash Your Career. Get it on Amazon or at crash.co/crashyourcareer We also want to hear your story. If you've created an opportunity and found a career that makes you feel alive, send it to Isaac [at] crash.co
05:09
May 14, 2020
Mastering the Job Hunt with Joel Bein
Joel Bein is a classically trained musician and conductor and the founder of the New Orleans Chamber of Player. Over the past ten years he has built a very promising and successful career as a music educator. But along the way he identified the pull to do something more. There was something about entrepreneurship that drew him in, and so, he decided to make a change.  After that decision Joel started a job hunt looking for a role in sales at an innovative company as the first step in his new career. By thinking outside the box and investing in personalized pitches to companies Joel has made significant progress on some very cool opportunities.  In this episode, Joel is sharing more about the decision to make a career change and breaking down how he has approached his job hunt. To learn more about Joel, check out his Crash profile at crash.co/joelbein In this episode: How Joel started his career as a music educator and came to realize that he wanted to change direction How Joel envisions his new focus and why he is pursuing sales opportunities How doe Joel manage his job hunt Why tailored pitches lead to way more interviews Breaking down the steps Joel takes from finding a company he is interested in, to finding the right contacts, to creating and sending a pitch Joel’s process of preparing for interviews What do you do after an interview? Check out Joel’s Crash profile at crash.co/joelbein We also want to hear your story. If you've created an opportunity and found a career that makes you feel alive, send it to Isaac [at] crash.co For more resources on creating a great career Check out Crash.co and download our book, Crash Your Career. Get it on Amazon or at crash.co/crashyourcareer
30:28
May 12, 2020
Audio Essay - Overcoming Autopilot
In this weeks audio essay, Isaac explores why it is crucial to overcome autopilot on the job hunt.  Our ability to do certain things on autopilot is great. It frees up time and allows us to focus on more valuable things. But we if let everything about our life go on autopilot, we won’t like where we end up. We need to embrace autopilot when it is helpful, but truly focus our efforts on the most important tasks, like finding a great job opportunity.  Read the article at https://crash.co/content/the-job-hunt/overcoming-autopilot If you want more great content on how to take the first (or next) big step in your career go to crash.co!
07:48
May 7, 2020
Hiring is Buying with Anthony Holloway
Anthony Holloway is the Talent Acquisition Lead at Woebot.  In this episode, Anthony shares more about his career journey and how he set himself apart early in his career, while also diving how he identifies and interviews candidates at Woebot.  Anthony has a great perspective on what it takes to find and win great opportunities because he has experience on both sides of the table. Not only does he find and filter for the best candidates in his role as a Talent Acquisition Lead at Woebot, but he has also built a great career himself by finding and winning opportunities at different companies.  To attend Anthony’s Job Search Like a Recruiter event on May 6th visit: https://www.meetup.com/HTML5-Detroit/events/270246868/ Learn more about Woebot at https://woebot.io In this episode:  * Anthony’s journey to Woebot * How Anthony made it to a senior role at a young age  * Why and how you can ask better questions about your next career steps  * What Anthony looks for in candidates applying for jobs at Woebot * How you can look deeper at your previous experience and tie it into the experience different companies are looking for  * Hiring is buying * Why you shouldn’t let school get in the way of your education * Connect with Anthony on Twitter at https://twitter.com/techdirtywithme * Read Anthony's writing at https://medium.com/@anthonyholloway * Connect with Anthony on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hollowayanthony/ * How To Land More Interviews In Less Time: https://bit.ly/careernebula * How To Design Your Life & Goals: https://bit.ly/DesignYoLife * Anthony’s 21-Day Job Offer Story: https://bit.ly/21DayOffer * The Ultimate COVID Job Resource Stack: https://bit.ly/OpenSourceJobs Mentioned in this episode:  * The Essential Guide to Recruiting and Getting Hired by Lou Adler (https://www.amazon.com/Essential-Guide-Hiring-Getting-Hired/dp/B00JEOHJZW/ * Value Validation Projects blog post by  Austin Belack (https://cultivatedculture.com/value-validation-project/)
25:58
May 5, 2020
Behind the Scenes of a Company's Hiring Process With Josh Rollins
This week on Career Crashers, Isaac is joined by Josh Rollins the co-founder of Vicinity Capital. After digging through a pile of soulless and unimpressive applications Josh turned to Crash to look for candidates and ended up finding and hiring a Crash candidate for a role at Vicinity.  In the episode, Josh walks through the hiring process from the point of view of someone doing the hiring so you know what the process looks like from the other side.   In this episode: - What is Vicinity Capital and how they are helping local businesses get funding - How Josh designed his job posting for a new marketing position - What initial applicants for the position were like - Why it is way easier than you think to stand out on the job hunt - Of all the job applications Josh received what really stood out when deciding who to interview - What made a Crash profile stand out - How Josh set up their project challenge during the application process and what they were looking for - Learn more about Vicinity Captial (vicinitycapital.com) We also want to hear your story. If you've created an opportunity and found a career that makes you feel alive, send it to Isaac [at] crash.co For more resources on creating a great career Check out Crash.co and download our book, Crash Your Career. Get it on Amazon or at crash.co/crashyourcareer
27:56
April 28, 2020
Job Seeker Q & A: Traits Hiring Managers Want, The Most Valuable Skill, and More!
What is the most important trait hiring managers look for when hiring? How can you come up with a valuable project to pitch a company with? Find out on this week's question and answer edition of Career Crashers. In this episode: What is the most important trait that hiring managers look for? Why the ability to learn is one of the most important skills If a company is not hiring, what is the most effective way to pitch yourself? And who should you send a pitch to? What is the best way to tell if you're on the right path in your career? How to come up with something that will be valuable as a pitch for a company? We also want to hear your story. If you've created an opportunity and found a career that makes you feel alive, send it to Isaac [at] crash.co For more resources on creating a great career Check out Crash.co and download our book, Crash Your Career. Get it on Amazon or at crash.co/crashyourcareer
22:23
April 21, 2020
From Customer to CEO with Cameron Sorsby
This week on Career Crashers is Praxis CEO Cameron Sorsby. Cameron was one of the first customers to sign up for Praxis when the program launched and worked his way up through a variety of roles before taking over as CEO.  In this episode, Isaac and Cameron breakdown how Cameron crashed his career and how having a team-first perspective ends up being best for you as an individual.  In this episode:  * How Cameron thought about starting a career when he was in college (and how that led to an internship with Isaac) * How being a great customer can lead to job opportunities * Making yourself an indispensable employee * Being a team player  * Worrying about businesses taking advantage of your willingness to work hard  * Why Praxis is a great way to launch your career * Learn more about Praxis at discoverpraxis.com * Follow Cameron on Twitter at https://twitter.com/CameronSorsby For more resources on creating a great career Check out Crash.co and download our book, Crash Your Career. Get it on Amazon or at crash.co/crashyourcareer We also want to hear your story. If you've created an opportunity and found a career that makes you feel alive, send it to Isaac [at] crash.co
28:26
April 14, 2020
Audio Essay - Excitement is Worth More Than a Resume
To be interesting, be interested. It's common advice for making connections and it applies when it comes to finding job opportunities. If you want companies to be excited about you, you should show why you're excited about what they do.  In this audio essay, Isaac shares a story of how a pitch showing excitement led to a new job opportunity on the Crash team.  To read the article go to: https://crash.co/content/the-job-hunt/excitement-is-worth-more-than-a-resume/ For more resources on creating a great career Check out Crash.co and download our book, Crash Your Career. Get it on Amazon or at crash.co/crashyourcareer We also want to hear your story. If you've created an opportunity and found a career that makes you feel alive, send it to Isaac [at] crash.co
06:12
April 9, 2020
How to Win a Job Opportunity Without a Degree With Connor Maloney
This week we are excited to welcome Connor Maloney to the show for a unique episode. Connor just finished a job hunt of his own, and despite not being as qualified on paper, he had a lot of success getting interviews.  In the episode, Connor breaks down how he created his own opportunities and found a great job.    In this episode:   - Running into and working around challenges when applying for jobs without a degree  - Creating a unique sales project and getting creative about getting it to hiring managers  - Why pitches and projects set you apart when on the job hunt  - Creating your own opportunities and not waiting around for opportunity to come to you  - How the economic uncertainty affected but didn't derail Connor's job hunt    For more resources on creating a great career Check out Crash.co and download our book, Crash Your Career. Get it on Amazon or at crash.co/crashyourcareer    We also want to hear your story. If you've created an opportunity and found a career that makes you feel alive, send it to Isaac [at] crash.co
21:41
April 7, 2020
Audio Essay - How Showing Your Work Can Change Your Career Trajectory
If someone looked through your online presence and saw your social posts, your LinkedIn, or your blog, what would they learn about you? Would they know what you're an expert in? Would they know what your interests are? Too often, we hide things we are interested in and only share pet photos, memes, or nothing at all. If you start sharing your thoughts, writing about what interests you and learning in public, there is no telling the opportunities that will open up for you. In this audio essay, Isaac shares why and how showing your work can change your career trajectory. Read the full article: https://crash.co/content/careerlaunch/how-showing-your-work-can-change-your-career-trajectory For more resources on creating a great career Check out Crash.co and download our book, Crash Your Career. Get it on Amazon or at crash.co/crashyourcareer We also want to hear your story. If you've created an opportunity and found a career that makes you feel alive, send it to Isaac [at] crash.co
08:43
April 2, 2020
How to Win a Job That Don't Exist Yet with Pedro Mattos
This week on Career Crashers we are joined by Pedro Mattos. Pedro is the head of business development and speaking at Self Publishing School and has an incredible story of winning his first opportunity.  In this episode, Isaac and Pedro breakdown how by going deep Pedro won a great opportunity before it even existed.  In this episode:  * How Pedro crashed his career from his start as a student painter to working in sales for Self Publishing School * How Pedro won his job with Self-Publishing School by pitching his own role and reaching out through unconventional channels * Why being a customer helps in the job search * Starting a job on a 30-day trial * A deep job hunt instead of a broad job hunt * Read the full story about how Pedro landed his job: https://pedrohmattos.com/how-i-landed-my-dream-job/ * Check out Pedro's book: https://www.amazon.com/Wish-Everyone-Was-Immigrant-Successful/dp/1729463622/ For more resources on creating a great career Check out Crash.co and download our book, Crash Your Career. Get it on Amazon or at crash.co/crashyourcareer We want to hear your story. If you've created an opportunity and found a career that makes you feel alive, send it to Isaac [at] crash.co
19:46
March 31, 2020
Audio Essay - Why Non-Tech People Should Work in Tech Startups
Tech startups aren't just for techies. They are all kinds of opportunities for non-tech people. Someone has to do operations, marketing, sales, customer service, HR, and on and on. There are all kinds of opportunities for all kinds of people to work in some of the most dynamic new companies in the country. For more resources on creating a great career Check out Crash.co and download our book, Crash Your Career. Get it on Amazon or at crash.co/crashyourcareer We want to hear your story. If you've created an opportunity and found a career that makes you feel alive, send it to Isaac [at] crash.co
04:29
March 26, 2020
29 - Maximizing for Impact in Your Career with Levi Morehouse
Levi Morehouse is the founder and CEO of Ceterus, a high-growth FinTech startup based in Charleston, SC. Levi started out his career as an accountant and was building a stable career in accounting when he decided to quit and take a different direction which led him to entrepreneurship.  In this episode, Levi shares his career crash story.  Discussed in this episode:  -Why Levi left his job as an accountant at a big accounting firm to pursue a more entrepreneurial opportunity -How Levi recognized what mattered the most to him in his career  -The conscious and unconscious ways Levi found product-market-founder fit  -Why the intersection of things that you like to do and that others will pay for is the direction to focus your entrepreneurial efforts -Once he narrowed in a skill that he liked and others valued, how did Levi find the right business model -Why Levi maximizes for impact in his business and career -Defining success -Connect with Levi on twitter at -Learn more about Ceterus at We also want to hear your story. If you've created an opportunity and found a career that makes you feel alive, send it to Isaac [at] crash.co For more resources on creating a great career Check out Crash.co and download our book, Crash Your Career. Get it on Amazon or at crash.co/crashyourcareer
25:17
March 24, 2020
In a Health and Economic Crisis, Don't Forget The Things You Can Control
While there is a lot of concerning stuff happening that is outside of our control, there is still a lot of opportunity that exists within your control. You can still bring your focus back to the things in your life that you have the power to change. You can use the time you have to focus on the actions you can do to move forward towards your goals. In this quick update, Isaac shares a few quick thoughts on how to ground yourself and take positive actions towards your goals during this challenging time.
07:59
March 23, 2020
Audio Essay - What to Do When Robots Are Eating Your Job Applications
Looking for a job is hard enough without being rejected by a robot, but as applicant screening software becomes more and more popular your regular job applications will continue to be bluntly discarded before any human lays eyes on it.   Even though these systems are flawed, employers keep using them because applicants send the same generic resumes and not differentiating themselves.   Trying to game the robots isn't the answer, changing the game is, and Isaac explains why in this week's audio essay.   For more resources on creating a great career Check out Crash.co and download our book, Crash Your Career. Get it on Amazon or at crash.co/crashyourcareer We also want to hear your story. If you've created an opportunity and found a career that makes you feel alive, send it to Isaac [at] crash.co  
05:11
March 19, 2020
28 - From High-School Sports Journalist to Successful Founder with Kevin Jones
Kevin Jones is the founder and CEO of Bluewire, a sports podcast network. Kevin has always approached his career with a focus on the future. He started in sports journalism covering high-school sports on the east coast, but with quality work was quickly able to work his way up to cover the NFL and then a number of other sports and teams over a ten-year career.  But as he grew as a journalist he could feel the new opportunities that traditional media wasn't taking advantage of, so he set out on his own to create Blue Wire a venture-funded sports podcast network with close to 100 shows with great talent across all sports.  Isaac and Kevin talk about his journey, the skills he used to build his career as a journalist, and the insights that led him to starting a company.  Follow Kevin on Twitter at https://twitter.com/mr_kevinjones In this episode:  - How Kevin went from a struggling journalist to podcast startup founder - How Kevin started his career in sports journalism working his way up from high school sports to the NFL   - Getting fired by the Cleveland Browns  - Moving to San Francisco to cover the Warriors and 49ers - Where the idea for Blue Wire Podcasts came from and why Kevin left his comfortable media job to start a company - Explore Blue Wire's catalog of podcasts at https://bluewirepods.com/  We also want to hear your story. If you've created an opportunity and found a career that makes you feel alive, send it to Isaac [at] crash.co For more resources on creating a great career Check out Crash.co and download our book, Crash Your Career. Get it on Amazon or at crash.co/crashyourcareer
21:34
March 17, 2020
Audio Essay - Your Skills Are More Transferable Than You Think
Imagine someone who wants to be a professional athlete, but only studies sports and doesn't actually play one. You can bet that they probably won't be very good when they finally start playing.  Now imagine someone who has played basketball for years and decides they want to make a change to start playing football. You can bet that they will be orders of magnitude better than the person who has no athletic experience.  It's the same with careers.  In this audio essay, Isaac shares why doing one job is a better way to prepare for a totally different job than studying in the abstract and never getting real job experience.  For more resources on creating a great career Check out Crash.co and download our book, Crash Your Career. Get it on Amazon or at crash.co/crashyourcareer We also want to hear your story. If you've created an opportunity and found a career that makes you feel alive, send it to Isaac [at] crash.co
04:41
March 12, 2020
27 - Making the Leap From a "Good" Job to a Great Career with Phil Gross
This week on Career Crashers Isaac is joined by Philip Gross. Phil is an accounting manager at Brandfolder who has built a great career by learning through his work and not being afraid of pursuing new opportunities.  5 Years Ago Phil was working as a tax accountant, in a job lots of people would love to have. It is the type of role people normally think of as safe and secure, but for Phil, there was something missing. He wanted something more so he left and continued found his way to working in startups.  In this week's episode, Phil shares his story and advice for others who are feeling the itch to move past a safe job towards a career they truly enjoy.  In this episode:  - Phil's career journey going from a tax accounting job he didn't like to a career he loves working in a startup  - How do you know when it's time to move on from a stable job that's just not making you feel alive anymore  - Phil's advice for people working in good jobs that they know aren't quite right for them for the long-term - Trusting your instincts in your career - Taking the opportunity to learn from the people you work with - Follow Philip on twitter at https://twitter.com/philipggross We also want to hear your story. If you've created an opportunity and found a career that makes you feel alive, send it to Isaac [at] crash.co For more resources on creating a great career  Check out Crash.co and download our book, Crash Your Career. Get it on Amazon or at crash.co/crashyourcareer
22:35
March 10, 2020
Audio Essay - You Can’t Rush a Great Career but You Can Rush Away from Boredom
Relax, you're not behind the curve. You don't need to find your passion, discover your dream job, or start your business today, this year, or even in ten years.  In this week's audio essay, Isaac shares why you shouldn't be rushing to find a specific job, but should be rushing away from boredom. In this episode:  - Why shouldn't wait to get started, but also shouldn't rush to get to any specific destination  - Fear of missing out is not a good way to find your career - Averages about others don't matter  - Rush to escape bad situations  We also want to hear your story. If you've created an opportunity and found a career that makes you feel alive, send it to Isaac [at] crash.co For more resources on creating a great career Check out Crash.co and download our book, Crash Your Career. Get it on Amazon or at crash.co/crashyourcareer
05:26
March 5, 2020
26 - Embracing Your Interests and Becoming Multi-Dimensional with Ben Mercer
Ben Mercer is a former professional rugby player who's career took him all over the UK and France. After years playing the sport he grew up loving at a professional level he began to realize that it was time for him to make the leap to the next stage in his career. He retired from rugby, leaned into his writing and other interests, and set out to crash an entirely new career.    This week on Career Crashers Isaac and Ben talk about the journey to and through professional rugby, explore why being a generalist is important, and talk about Ben's book and career.    Read Ben's book Fringes: Life on the Edge of Professional Rugby (https://www.benmercer.me/book)    In this episode:   - How did Ben get to the point of playing rugby professionally   - When did he start thinking about what life and career would be like after finishing with rugby   - When and why Ben reached and end for his rugby career - Exploring the idea of the scholar-athlete   - How the new generation of athletes is becoming more well-rounded and thinking about life after there career in sports   - Diversifying your identity   - Writing a book as a way to end a phase of life  -  Learn more about Ben at benmercer.me   We also want to hear your story. If you've created an opportunity and found a career that makes you feel alive, send it to Isaac [at] crash.co   For more resources on creating a great career Check out Crash.co and download our book, Crash Your Career. Get it on Amazon or at crash.co/crashyourcareer
20:46
March 3, 2020
Audio Essay - There's Nothing Wrong With Your Generation
Everywhere you turn there is someone ready to complain about the rising generation.  They call you entitled. They call you weak. They yell about how something is wrong with young people today, but They (older generations) don't understand.  There is nothing wrong with your generation an audio essay by Isaac Morehouse  At Crash.co we have awesome tools to help you learn more about these trends and created the tailored pitches you can build to stand out on your own job hunt.
04:59
February 27, 2020
25 - Rethinking Career Trajectory with Jeremy Chevallier
Jeremy Chevalier is the Marketing Director at Crash and founder of GigLoft (https://gigloft.com/). Like every member of the Crash team, he hasn't followed the traditional path to where he is now. He's experimented, taken risks, and learned from experience. Jeremy joins Isaac on this week's episode to talk about his career journey and how career trajectories are changing. Learn more about Jeremy's story on his solo audio essay: https://anchor.fm/career-crashers/episodes/Audio-Essay---How-I-Got-My-First-Design-Job-With-No-Experience-and-Broke-Into-the-Design-Industry-by-Jeremy-Chevallier-eabnl7 In this episode: - Why Jeremy left at a marketing agency to start his own company - Making a leap of faith to start his own agency with friends - How Jeremy leaned from his work helping new designers at GigLoft - Why Jeremy has continually pursued entrepreneurial opportunities instead of just getting a steady design job at a big agency - How freelance work led Jeremy to a full-time opportunity with Crash - How the barriers between freelancers and full-time employees are breaking down - What a career trajectory means in 2020 At Crash.co we have awesome tools to help you learn more about these trends and created the tailored pitches you can build to stand out on your own job hunt.
26:15
February 25, 2020
Audio Essay - Why You Shouldn't Stress About Your First Job by Isaac Morehouse
Taking the first step in your career always comes with uncertainty and questions. "Am I going down the wrong path?" "Will there be opportunities to advance?" "What if this isn't right for me?" When faced with your first real opportunity it's easy to get stuck overthinking it. In this week's audio essay, Isaac shares seven reasons why you shouldn't stress about your first job. In this audio essay: - You probably don't know what you want yet - The company is more important than the role (and the industry) - You are more than a job title or the tasks - You're not learning how to succeed at just one specific task, you'll be learning how to succeed at anything - You can't get behind if you're moving ahead - What you'll be doing in 20 years doesn't exist yet - You're becoming something, not doing something At Crash.co we have some awesome tools to help you learn more about these trends and created the tailored pitches you can build to stand out on your own job hunt.
09:23
February 20, 2020
24 - Speed Kills: Morgan Von Gunten on How Moving Fast Sets You Apart While Job Hunting
Each and every member of the Crash team has a cool story about crashing their career. This week, we hear from our editor and content manager Morgan Von Gunten on how she took the unconventional path to education and won her role on the Crash team.  Learn more about Morgan on her site morganvongunten.com In this episode:  - How Morgan won her opportunity with Crash - Why Morgan chose a startup apprenticeship program instead of going to college - Isaac's perspective on why Morgan stood out from other candidates - Why speed matters when you're on the job hunt - How Morgan quickly created a pitch for her role with Crash, even though she didn't know a lot about the role  - Morgan's advice for young people that are interested in working in marketing  - Why writing publicly is one of the most valuable things you can do We also want to hear your story. If you've created an opportunity and found a career that makes you feel alive, send it to Isaac [at] crash.co For more resources on creating a great career Check out Crash.co and download our book, Crash Your Career. Get it on Amazon or at crash.co/crashyourcareer
17:49
February 18, 2020
Audio Essay - Five Job Hunt Trends in 2020 by Isaac Morehouse
In this week's audio essay, Isaac shares five rising trends in job hunting to keep an eye on in 2020. These are all becoming more common, but we're still in that early phase, where people who approach the job hunt in this way will reap tremendous first-mover advantages.  1. Quality over quantity 2. Body of work over resumes 3. Tailored pitches over cover letters 4. Intangibles over tangibles  5. Side-doors over front entrances  At Crash.co we have some awesome tools to help you learn more about these trends and created the tailored pitches you can build to stand out on your own job hunt. Read the full article at https://crash.co/content/the-job-hunt/5-job-hunting-trends-in-2020
05:58
February 13, 2020
23 - Mitchell Earl on Taking Risk and Betting on Yourself in Your Career
Mitchell Earl is the COO of Praxis and former director of marketing at Crash. Today he joins Isaac to talk about crashing his career, knowing the right risks to take in building a career, and how to think through opportunities. Entering college Mitchell was dead set on becoming a neurosurgeon, halfway through college he was set on becoming a lawyer, but he learned from experience that those traditionally prestigious careers he was pursuing weren't actually jobs he liked. In this episode: How a frank conversation with his law firm boss helped Mitchell change his career direction Going door to door with resumes at law firms in Oklahoma to find a job The difference between being confident about the things you can actually do, and faking confidence about the things you don't know Why when you're looking for a job or starting a new job, you should always focus on creating value first, even in the smallest ways How offering to change some lightbulbs got Mitchell a job How Mitchell realized law school wasn't the right path for him Why choosing career moves that are exciting and interesting to you isn't as risky as working a job you hate How Michell thinks about career development and focuses on skill growth instead of following a career track Learn more about Mitchell at https://mitchellearl.com/ We also want to hear your story. If you've created an opportunity and found a career that makes you feel alive, send it to Isaac [at] crash.co    For more resources on creating a great career Check out Crash.co and download our book, Crash Your Career. Get it on Amazon or at crash.co/crashyourcareer
25:29
February 11, 2020
22 - Dave Wasmer on Crashing a Career in Tech
In this episode Crash's own Head of Engineering, Dave Wasmer joins Isaac to talk about how he launched his career in tech.  When Dave graduated from college with a degree in economics, he wasn't sure where he wanted to go in his career. He used his self-taught programming skills to get an opportunity at a large corporation, but he soon realized that the corporate environment wasn't the place for him to flourish. He was feeling the itch to find a new opportunity, but it wasn't until a serendipitous blog post connected him with a start-up that everything fell into place.  In this episode, Dave shares the stories of how he Crashed his career and built his way to a great career in tech.  Connect with Dave at:  * https://twitter.com/davewasmer * https://davewasmer.com/ Discussed in this episode:  * How Dave crashed his career to get his first job in engineering for a software startup. * How blogging an idea led to a unique job opportunity. * Increasing your luck surface area: you can't replicate someone else's luck, but you do things that help you create your own. * How Dave decided to take a corporate job after college and how it helped him learn that working in startups was more in line with his personality. * The uncertainty in moving from working at a big company to a startup. * Dave's advice for people feeling the itch to make a career change:     1) Learn out loud: Don't just consume content while you're learning. Find ways to contribute to projects.      2) Focus on people: Invest your relationships. Get to know the people you're working with. Through your career, those relationships will matter more than almost anything else.     
23:57
February 4, 2020
21 - Part Two of Career Lessons From Founder and Investor James Beshara
This week on the podcast we are excited to share the second half of a two-part conversation with James Beshara. James is an angel investor, founder, podcaster, and author who has been invited to speak at places like Harvard Business School, Stanford, Y Combinator, TechCrunch Disrupt, SXSW, the World Bank, and others.  Since his first paying job at 14 repairing computers, James has worked in and around technology. He's started multiple companies, invested in dozens, and experienced the full range from success to failure.  If you haven't yet listened to the first part of the conversation, press pause and listen as this episode continues directly from the first episode.  Discussed in this episode:  * Finding the idea and starting Tilt (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tilt.com) * Building Tilt, working with debt and raising money * Transitioning to working as an angel investor * Why it's never been easier to start something and never harder to build something * How to start new things and discover career and business opportunities through your experience Connect with James:  * Listen to the Below The Line Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/below-the-line-with-james-beshara/id1457400066?i=1000433676439 * Buy his book "Beyond Coffee": https://beyondcoffeebook.com/ * Visit his site: https://jjbeshara.com/about/
19:09
January 28, 2020
Audio Essay - How I Got My First Design Job With No Experience-and Broke Into the Design Industry by Jeremy Chevallier
This week we're excited to share an audio essay by Crash marketing director Jeremy Chevallier! ---  Going to college wasn’t exactly my cup of tea—at first. Thankfully, I found my place and discovered my passion for design. This is the story of how I hacked my way into the design courses I wanted to take, which led to the opportunity to break into the design industry. I did this all while still in college, before actually getting my degree. In the episode, I cover: • why business school wasn’t for me • how I transitioned to design school • how I hacked my way into graphic design studio courses • my experience at my first design internship • why you shouldn’t sign NDAs • how I won my first real design job • why you shouldn’t lie about your skills—and just learn them before the question even comes up • how I broke into the professional design industry • the AIGA Phoenix Portfolio Review at ASU • why you should follow up asking about job listings you see online • how you should think about unpaid internships • 12 more lessons from my journey so far As a bonus, there’s an inspiring clip at the end featuring advice for beginner creatives from one of the most prominent radio hosts and podcasters out there: Ira Glass of This American Life. Enjoy & let us know on Twitter @CareerCrash how you’re breaking into your industry!
26:09
January 23, 2020
20 - Career Lessons From Founder and Investor James Beshara - Part One
This week on the podcast we are excited to share part one of a two-part conversation with James Beshara. James is an angel investor, founder, podcaster, and author who has been invited to speak at places like Harvard Business School, Stanford, Y Combinator, TechCrunch Disrupt, SXSW, the World Bank, and others.  Since his first paying job at 14 repairing computers, James has worked in and around technology. He's started multiple companies, invested in dozens, and experienced the full range from success to failure.  James has built a truly great career and in our first episode with him, we find out how he got started, from his earliest experiences with entrepreneurship to founding and folding a company, to setting out and starting again. Discussed in this episode:  * What is the meaning behind the name Career Crashers?  * How growing up in an entrepreneurial family impacted how he thought about starting his career * How the financial crisis wiped out a lucrative job opportunity and led James to a different path * Working for a micro-finance organization and coming up with the idea for his first startup * Starting a micro-finance business and then having to shut down because of an SEC change in policy * Bouncing back and going back to work after a business failure * Realizing that he wanted to work for himself and approaching starting a business without one fixed idea * Finding the idea and starting Tilt (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tilt.com) Connect with James:  * Listen to the Below The Line Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/below-the-line-with-james-beshara/id1457400066?i=1000433676439 * Buy his book "Beyond Coffee": https://beyondcoffeebook.com/ * Visit his site: https://jjbeshara.com/about/
24:18
January 21, 2020
Audio Essay - How Your Obsession with Options is Blinding You to Opportunities
Welcome to our new series of audio essays! While new Career Crashers interviews come out weekly on Tuesday we will periodically release bonus short audio essays we some of our best content!  What’s the difference between options and opportunities? How can you balance the theoretical with the actual? In this episode, our founder & CEO Isaac Morehouse dives into the following topics: - What options-thinking is - Thinking we’re “too good for that” without even realizing it - The myth of the perfect path - Why analysis paralysis is such a dangerous trap - How to discover and take advantage of new opportunities Tweet us @CareerCrash to let us know how you’re taking action on options and turning them into opportunities!
05:28
January 16, 2020
19 - The Next Season of Career Crashers!
Welcome back to Career Crashers! After a hiatus, we're back to deliver lessons and stories of people who have won great job opportunities in creative ways!  Every Tuesday, you'll find new lessons and inspiration to take the next big step towards standing out and getting hired!  We also want to hear your story. If you've created an opportunity and found a career that makes you feel alive, send it to Isaac [at] crash.co  For more resources on creating a great career Check out Crash.co. To get our book, Crash Your Career, go to Amazon or at crash.co/crashyourcareer  In this episode:  What to expect from new Career Crashers episodes  We want to hear your story  Why you can start thinking about creating your own opportunities earlier in your career than you think  Forgetting about finding your passion as you start a career, and focusing on not doing stuff you hate Why sharing what you're working on and learning about matters and leads to opportunities you'd never expect 
09:29
January 14, 2020
18 - Season One Finale
This week, in the season one finale, Isaac shares some thoughts on the state of job searches and how you can set yourself apart.   People are relying on incredible expensive degrees, which signal little, and are spending more time than ever on applications, but can't find jobs because no one stands out.   The average job posting attracts two hundred and fifty resumes, of those applicants four to six will get interviews, and only one gets the job.   There are better signals than a college degree and there is a better way to stand out and win a job.   Head to crash.co to create your own Crash profile.
17:53
May 27, 2019
17 - Your Own Personal Iron Man Suit
This week on Career Crashers Isaac shares his essay "Your Own Personal Iron Man Suit".  The idea comes from legendary tech investor Mike Maples and his vision for a future where we use technology to enhance life.  In this episode:  - Tech doesn't threaten Tony Stark - Why tech isn't a threat to your career future, it's an ally - How tech can your career opportunities and show help show your work Read the essay at: https://blog.crash.co/your-own-personal-iron-man-suit/ Check out our new book, Crash Your Career. Get it on Amazon or at crash.co/crashyourcareer Check out Crash.co for great resources on creating a great career and if you want to share your story email Isaac [at] crash [dot] co
06:26
May 20, 2019
16 - Kevin Cherrick On How to Win a Job Opportunity
Kevin Cherrick is this week's guest on Career Crashers. Kevin is an entrepreneur and currently a digital marketing executive at FreightWaves. He joins the show to share his story and approach to the hiring process and winning great job opportunities.  Read Kevin's detailed breakdown of his job search: https://medium.com/@kevincherrick/how-i-turned-three-job-rejections-into-two-job-offers-7135a4fee8b0?sk=8993582aa5009df823e75c89cd92e1d9 In this episode:   - The process that Kevin went through for identifying and pursuing job opportunities   - How to research the company and the industry you are targeting to find out if you're interested   - Why and how you should reach out to front line employees at your target company to find out more about companies you're interested in - Kevin's story of joining a company happy hour as a way to get a leg up in the hiring process - Using rejection for one position as a doorway to other opportunities with the same or other companies   Connect with Kevin on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevincherrick/ Check out our new book, Crash Your Career. Get it on Amazon or at crash.co/crashyourcareer Check out Crash.co for great resources on creating a great career and if you want to share your story email Isaac [at] crash [dot] co
40:43
May 6, 2019
15 - Jason Rink on the Journey Toward Your Dream Career
On this episode of Career Crashers, Jason Rink joins the show. Jason is CEO and Executive Creative Director at Simplifilm and in this episode shares his story from dropping out of film school, to a career in financial services, to making the jump to a film career.  Learn more about Jason at http://www.jasonrink.com/ and https://simplifilm.com/ In this episode:  Jason's career journey from dropping out, to banking, to film.  Realizing that he wanted to move out of commercial banking and how to look around at what types of new career opportunities his past interests and career capital would be well suited for.   How working in commercial banking wasn't what Jason wanted to work on for the rest of his life, but it helped him learn many skills that were valuable when he decided to make the jump to his new career.  How a role at a non-profit, helped Jason as an intermediate step between his career in banking and starting a film company.  Why working for others is often the best path to working for yourself.  Check out our new book, Crash Your Career. Get it on Amazon or at crash.co/crashyourcareer 
24:40
April 29, 2019
14 - Rethinking High School with Garrett Smiley
This week on Career Crashers, Garrett Smiley joins the show to talk about the future of high school. Garrett is one of the co-founders of Sora Schools, where he is helping to build a network of schools that put the students goals first.  Learn more about Sora Schools: https://soraschools.com/  In this episode:  - Why Garrett and his founding partners created Sora Schools  - The first principles that Sora School uses when designing education  - Learning from his experience of going to different private schools, that most schools were broken in the same ways  - A day in the life of a Sora School student - What's next for Sora Schools   Check out Crash.co for great resources on creating a great career and if you want to share your story email Isaac [at] crash [dot] co
17:29
April 22, 2019
13 - Stacey Ferreira on Dropping Out and Founding Forge
This week on Career Crashers, Stacey Ferreira joins the show to talk about her experience of launching a company at 18 that raised $1.2M in funding and learning from real-world experience over the classroom. Learn more about Forge at: http://www.joinforge.com/ Learn more about Stacey at: https://twitter.com/staceyferreira In this episode:  - How Stacey started a business and raised 1.2M in venture capital right after high school - How being young can be an advantage when you are starting your career - Why and how Stacey learned to code  - How video games can lead to learning and opportunities  - Challenges and lessons learned building a company as an 18-year-old  - How people overlook the positives that individuals get from starting companies, even if the company isn't financially successful  - Making the decision to leave college for the Theil Fellowship  - The idea that led Stacey to create Forge - Stacey's advice for young people just starting their careers   Check out Crash.co for great resources on creating a great career and if you want to share your story email Isaac [at] crash [dot] co
24:54
April 15, 2019
12 - Creating a Career as a Writer | Keith Farrell's Career Crash Story
This week on the podcast, a career crash story from Keith Farrell. After spending tens of thousands of dollars and six years on college Keith realized that something would have to change for him to create the career he wanted. He decided to pursue his passion for writing and by finding ways to create value, created a career for himself as a ghostwriter.  In this episode:  - How a low point led Keith to decide to pursue a career in writing  - Writing political op-eds as the first signal for his writing  - Finding the intersection of stuff you don't hate, stuff you can do, and stuff others value as the place to start creating - Getting his first job in writing and then breaking out as a freelance ghostwriter  Check out Crash.co for great resources on creating a great career and if you want to share your story email Isaac [at] crash [dot] co
08:18
April 8, 2019
11 - Hannah Frankman on Skipping College and Her Career Crash Story
Hannah Frankman is the community manager for Praxis. She joins Career Crashers this week to share her story of deciding to skip college and go straight to building a career.  Topics discussed:   - How Hannah grew up homeschooling and why she decided to not go to college  - Answering people when they asked what she was doing instead of going to college   - How working at a farm, leading english classes, and reading voraciously prepared Hannah for her opportunity with Praxis   - How Hannah pitched Praxis on being an intern and used that role to land a full-time opportunity   - Letting work, enthusiasm, and patience lead to future opportunities   Learn more about Hannah at http://hannahfrankman.com/ and connect with her on twitter at https://twitter.com/hannahfrankman Check out Crash.co for great resources on creating a great career and if you want to share your story email Isaac [at] crash [dot] co 
22:59
April 1, 2019
10 - Mailbag and Miscellany: Your Career Crash Stories
This week on Career Crashers, Isaac is sharing listener career crash stories and some of the best examples of career crashing that you can learn from.  In this episode:  - How creating without permission got a fan a job with Derek Sivers - A listener whose viral parody video led to a great full-time job  - Thinking outside the box and using doughnuts to get job interviews  - Focusing on value creation instead of formal titles  - It's never too late to start moving towards a great career  - How bartending created the foundation for a career in graphic design  - What the college admission scandal shows about the signal of a college degree  Check out Crash.co for great resources on creating a great career and if you want to share your story email Isaac [at] crash [dot] co
24:29
March 25, 2019
9 - Thaddeus Russell on Creating a Career as an Intellectual Entrepreneur
There are certain areas where people think you can get by without going to college. If you're going into a trade or starting a business, people get that you can get by without college, but what about being a history professor?  In this episode Thaddeus Russell talks about his experiences working as a professor at elite colleges and eventually breaking out to create Renegade University.  In this episode:  - How Thaddeus' early experiences as a professor led him to think about options outside out academia and eventually create Renegade University  - Building an education company around his field of study - How colleges insulate professors from the market - What provoked Thaddeus to leave academia and start his own business - The entrepreneurial opportunities that exist for charismatic and compelling professors   Follow Thad on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ThaddeusRussell Learn about Renegade University at http://www.thaddeusrussell.com/ Check out Crash.co for great resources on creating a great career and if you want to share your story email Isaac [at] crash [dot] co
22:01
March 18, 2019
8 - Austen Allred on Launching Lambda School and Learning From Failure
Austen Allred is the Co-Founder and CEO of Lamda School, a 9-month, immersive program that gives students the tools and training to launch new careers in tech—from the comfort of your own home. Students only pay once they are hired after the program, so Lambda is completely accountable for the results they promise.  Austen joins the podcast to talk about launching his career in marketing and founding Lambda School.  In this episode:   - What is Lambda school?  - Moving to San Francisco and living in his car to launch his career - How Austen got his start - Learning from the failure of his first company  - Stories of Lambda School alumni  Learn more about Lambda School at https://lambdaschool.com/ Follow Austen on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Austen Check out Crash.co for great resources on creating a great career and if you want to share your story email Isaac [at] crash [dot] co
16:41
March 11, 2019
7 - College Jobs > College Degrees with Amanda Grimmett
Amanda Grimmett is the Area Community & Corporate Events Manager at Convene, where she oversees all of their client facing and community events in New York.  In this episode, Amanda shares how her college jobs and extracurriculars helped her land her first opportunity after college and talks about what she looks when she is interviewing job candidates.  Find more of Amanda's work at: https://amandagrimmett.com/ In this episode:  * How running events from college led to Amanda's first career opportunity  * Getting offered a job during her interview that was actually higher than the role she was interviewing for * Selling your experience in a way that shows a company it is relevant to the jobs you want  * How to prepare for an interview  * What separates the best applicants she interviews for roles  * What skill did she wish she had when she was starting her career  Check out Crash.co for great resources on creating a great career and if you want to share your story email Isaac [at] crash [dot] co
13:06
March 4, 2019
6 - Crashing a Company to Launch a Career with Christopher Lochhead
Christopher Lochhead is the author of Play Bigger and Niche Down, the host of the Follow Your Different podcast, an advisor to over 50 startups, and a three time Chief Marketing Officer.  He joins Career Crashers to share the story of how he co-founded a company at 18 to start his career.  In this episode:   How Chris launched his career by starting a company  Creating a character to "lead" the business   How Chris and his partner got their first clients with cold calling   Saying yes to opportunities and learning on the fly  Closing down his company and getting a job at a software startup   Having a reason to connect with people instead of no-context networking   Making connections as an introverted extrovert   Why you should follow your different   Learn more about Chris at www.lochhead.com Read Play Bigger and Niche Down: https://lochhead.com/play-bigger/ Listen to Follow Your Different:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/christopher-lochhead-follow-your-different/id1204044507?mt=2  Check out Crash.co for resources on creating a great career and if you want to share your story email Isaac [at] crash [dot] co
19:00
February 25, 2019
5 - Seizing Opportunity Before You're Ready With Chuck Grimmett
Chuck Grimmett is the product manager at Crash. In the last episode Chuck shared his story of launching his career with the Foundation for Economic Education, and in this episode, Chuck talks about how he transitioned from his first job into his career working in tech.  Topics:  Saying yes to projects before you are 100% ready Just in time learning instead of just in case learning Using side-projects to build trust and create opportunities  How consistently creating leads to opportunities   Learn more about Chuck at http://www.cagrimmett.com/ Check out Crash.co for great resources on creating a great career and if you want to share your story email Isaac [at] crash [dot] co
12:54
February 18, 2019
4 - Be Generous With Your Work | Chuck Grimmett on Launching His Career
Chuck Grimmett is the product manager at Crash. He joins Isaac to talk about how he launched his career through photography, internships, and a willingness to share his work.  Topics:  How Chuck used photography to land an internship with the Foundation for Economic Education and then transition to his first full-time role out of college  The power of being an engaged customer for creating career opportunities  How free work pays off in the future  Creating opportunities with photography Doing more than just applying for an opportunity  Learn more about Chuck at www.cagrimmett.com Check out Crash.co for great resources on creating a great career and if you want to share your story email Isaac [at] crash [dot] co
10:52
February 18, 2019
3 - From High School to Full-time Marketer
In this episode Tim Chermak shares the story of how he decided to hire a young employee at the start of her career.  It's not about resumes or connections, but this story shows how to separate yourself from the pack and get noticed when you're looking for opportunities.   Topics:   - Using creativity to make an impression to a company - Offering to work for free for a trial period - Getting specific about how you can create value for a company - Most companies are looking for good people all the time, even if they aren’t publicly posting about hiring - It’s way easier than you think to stand out in the hiring process  Check out Crash.co for great resources on creating a great career and if you want to share your story email isaac [at] crash [dot] co 
13:18
February 11, 2019
2 - Creating a Career in Marketing with Tim Chermak
Tim Chermak is the CEO and founder of Platform Marketing, joins Isaac to talk about how Tim launched his career helping small businesses with marketing and turned that opportunity into a thriving company, Platform Marketing.   Topics:   - The first step Tim took to starting his career. - Realizing he wasn't interested in finance  - The difference between what he learned in marketing classes and what he learned on his own from marketing blogs, books, and seminars - Lessons learned starting his career Check out Crash.co for great resources on creating a great career and if you want to share your story email isaac [at] crash [dot] co. 
14:36
February 11, 2019
1 - Welcome to Career Crashers
Welcome to the Career Crashers podcast! Each week you'll hear from someone who has broken free from the slow and conventional path to forge a great career. 
05:30
February 10, 2019