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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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United States

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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.

Language:

English


Episodes

Audio Essay - Why You Shouldn't Stress About Your First Job by Isaac Morehouse

2/20/2020
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...

Duration:00:09:23

24 - Speed Kills: Morgan Von Gunten on How Moving Fast Sets You Apart While Job Hunting

2/18/2020
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...

Duration:00:17:48

Audio Essay - Five Job Hunt Trends in 2020 by Isaac Morehouse

2/13/2020
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...

Duration:00:05:58

23 - Mitchell Earl on Taking Risk and Betting on Yourself in Your Career

2/11/2020
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...

Duration:00:26:00

22 - Dave Wasmer on Crashing a Career in Tech

2/4/2020
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...

Duration:00:24:16

21 - Part Two of Career Lessons From Founder and Investor James Beshara

1/28/2020
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...

Duration:00:19:08

Audio Essay - How I Got My First Design Job With No Experience-and Broke Into the Design Industry by Jeremy Chevallier

1/23/2020
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...

Duration:00:26:09

20 - Career Lessons From Founder and Investor James Beshara - Part One

1/21/2020
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...

Duration:00:24:17

Audio Essay - How Your Obsession with Options is Blinding You to Opportunities

1/16/2020
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...

Duration:00:05:28

19 - The Next Season of Career Crashers!

1/14/2020
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....

Duration:00:09:29

18 - Season One Finale

5/27/2019
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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