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.
||Clean10 - 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||3/25/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit9 - 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||3/18/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean8 - 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||3/11/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean7 - 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||3/4/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit6 - 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||2/25/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean5 - 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||2/18/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean4 - 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||2/18/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3 - 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||2/10/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2 - 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.||2/10/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1 - 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.||2/10/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
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Career Advice For The Modern Era
The stories and advice presented in this podcast are relevant to anyone who wants to get ahead in their career. Isaac understands the fact that traditional schools are falling behind, and that there are now more efficient ways to create a career. Because of that, you won't find better career tips anywhere else. In this podcast you'll also get to understand the mindset required to blaze your own path.
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This podcast is full of awesome stories of people winning cool job opportunities. Great to share with young people and career transitioners alike. The host has great energy too!