Career Crashers

3 - From High School to Full-time Marketer

An episode of Career Crashers

By Isaac Morehouse
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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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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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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
40:42
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
17:28
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
24:53
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
08:17
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
24:28
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
22:00
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
13:05
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
10:51
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 
13:17
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. 
05:29
February 10, 2019
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