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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.

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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Episodes

18 - Season One Finale

5/27/2019
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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...

Duration:00:17:52

17 - Your Own Personal Iron Man Suit

5/20/2019
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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...

Duration:00:06:26

16 - Kevin Cherrick On How to Win a Job Opportunity

5/6/2019
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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...

Duration:00:40:42

15 - Jason Rink on the Journey Toward Your Dream Career

4/29/2019
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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: Check out our new book, Crash Your Career. Get it on Amazon or at crash.co/crashyourcareer

Duration:00:24:40

14 - Rethinking High School with Garrett Smiley

4/22/2019
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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...

Duration:00:17:28

13 - Stacey Ferreira on Dropping Out and Founding Forge

4/15/2019
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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...

Duration:00:24:53

12 - Creating a Career as a Writer | Keith Farrell's Career Crash Story

4/8/2019
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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...

Duration:00:08:17

11 - Hannah Frankman on Skipping College and Her Career Crash Story

4/1/2019
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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...

Duration:00:23:18

10 - Mailbag and Miscellany: Your Career Crash Stories

3/25/2019
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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 -...

Duration:00:24:53

9 - Thaddeus Russell on Creating a Career as an Intellectual Entrepreneur

3/18/2019
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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...

Duration:00:22:24

8 - Austen Allred on Launching Lambda School and Learning From Failure

3/11/2019
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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...

Duration:00:16:41

7 - College Jobs > College Degrees with Amanda Grimmett

3/4/2019
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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...

Duration:00:13:15

6 - Crashing a Company to Launch a Career with Christopher Lochhead

2/25/2019
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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: Learn more about Chris at www.lochhead.com Read Play Bigger and Niche Down: https://lochhead.com/play-bigger/ Listen to Follow Your Different:...

Duration:00:19:25

5 - Seizing Opportunity Before You're Ready With Chuck Grimmett

2/18/2019
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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: 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

Duration:00:13:08

4 - Be Generous With Your Work | Chuck Grimmett on Launching His Career

2/18/2019
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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: 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

Duration:00:11:03

3 - From High School to Full-time Marketer

2/11/2019
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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...

Duration:00:13:30

2 - Creating a Career in Marketing with Tim Chermak

2/11/2019
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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...

Duration:00:14:48

1 - Welcome to Career Crashers

2/10/2019
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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.

Duration:00:05:29