Career Crashers

Career Crashers

By Isaac Morehouse
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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47 - 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
34:50
July 28, 2020
46 - 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
25:48
July 21, 2020
45 - 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
44 - Why Perspective, Persistence, and Creativity Are the Keys to a Great Career
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
24:03
July 7, 2020
43 - 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
26:27
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
28:18
June 23, 2020
41 - 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
39 - 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
35:28
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
31:00
May 26, 2020
37 - 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
36 - 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
30:27
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
35 - 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
34 - 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
33 - Listener 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
32 - 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
06:11
April 9, 2020
31 - 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
21:40
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
30 - 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
19:45
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
25:16
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.
07:58
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  
05:10
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
04:40
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
05:25
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.
04:58
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
17:48
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
25:28
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.     
23:56
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/
19:08
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/
24:17
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
40:42
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. 
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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. 
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February 10, 2019