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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.

Language:

English


Episodes

Finding Work That Matters to You with Julia Wuench

1/14/2021
This time on Career Crashers, Joel is joined by Julia Wuench to talk about setting a course for your career! Julia is a recovering perfectionist, leadership and career coach, and founder of The Authenticity Guide. Julia started her career working in finance in New York City, but after waking up day after day not wanting to go to work, she realized it was time for a change. In this episode, she's sharing what she learned from that change and how she works with others to help them find work...

Duration:00:24:22

Celebrating Your Accidental Career With Ron Thurston

1/12/2021
This week on Career Crashers Joel is joined by Ron Thurston to talk about why your retail work is an incredible place to start and build a career. Ron is Vice President of Stores at INTERMIX a division of Gap Inc. and has been retail leadership for 25+ years. He is also the author of Retail Pride: The Guide to Celebrating Your Accidental Career. For so many of us, retail and service jobs are our introduction to work. They help us pay the rent, but also teach us the fundamental skills of...

Duration:00:32:08

Solving Problems and Working in Permaculture with Dan Fryman

1/7/2021
Today on Career Crashers, Jeremy is joined by Dan Fryman to talk about how he is crashing a career in permaculture. Dan works full-time as an aerospace technician, but over the past year realized that he had a passion and curiosity for permaculture. So he set out to get hands-on experience, pitching local farms and finding a cool part-time opportunity. In this episode, Dan shares more about his learning journey, how he found this opportunity, what he's learned, and why it's awesome to...

Duration:00:23:21

How Working at a Café Sets You up for Professional Success

1/5/2021
We're kicking off 2021 on Career Crashers by diving into a series focused on how working in service industry can help you learn the soft skills to thrive in a startup. We're starting off with Kasen Wysong, sharing his experience working at a cafe and how it helped him develop soft skills that still serve him in his marketing role at Vicinity Capital. Joel and Kasen also talk about how Kasen ran his job hunt earlier in 2020 and found a great opportunity using Crash. To learn more about...

Duration:00:34:28

How Daily Blogging and Personal Projects Help You Win Opportunities with Joe Pas

12/15/2020
Joe Pas is a marketing associate at Marginal Revolution University (M.R.U.) and an alumnus of the Praxis Bootcamp. Joe has an incredibly varied set of work experiences and used that range to become adapbale and confident with new opportunities. In this episode, Joe talks with Joel about his experiences and how they have helped him to succeed in his career in marketing. He also shares how he won his current role with the help of daily blogging and his process for pitching companies about...

Duration:00:29:27

Meet WorkOS: Catalyzing a New Era of Workplace Tools

12/10/2020
Today on Career Crashers, we're continuing our series profiling up-and-coming tech companies you’ve never heard of, and what it’s like to work there, with a deep dive into WorkOS. WorkOS provides APIs to make cloud apps enterprise-ready. In simple terms, they are helping apps start selling to enterprise customers with just a few lines of code. Meet CEO Michael Grinich and software engineer Mark Tran and learn about how WorkOS helps companies cross the enterprise chasm. If you’re...

Duration:00:26:08

How Eugene Fernandes Pitched and Won a Growth Manager Role at a Podcasting Startup

12/8/2020
This week on Career Crashers, Jérémy speaks to Eugene Fernandes about pitching and winning a role as growth manager at Podscribe! We talk about Eugene's job hunt and break down everything from how he found companies to how he landed a great opportunity with Podscribe. Eugene also shares his advice for others setting out on a job hunt based on everything he's learned on his journey. Connect with Eugene: https://twitter.com/eugenefds Letters from a Contrarian Podcast:...

Duration:00:29:54

Discover Benepass: Helping Companies Take Care of Their People

12/3/2020
Today on Career Crashers, we continue our series on up-and-coming tech companies you’ve never heard of, and what it’s like to work there, learning about Benepass! Benepass is a benefits platform designed for modern companies. They help companies unify their ancillary benefits into an intuitive experience for their employees. You'll meet CEO and co-founder Jaclyn Chen and director of business development Max Martin and learn what they look for in new hires as they build the Benepass...

Duration:00:22:17

Bringing Self-Directed Learning to Your Career with Lolita Allgyer

12/1/2020
This week on Career Crashers, Joel is joined by Lolita Allgyer to talk about her experience growing up with self-directed learning and how she has applied it to her career. Lolita is currently a copywriter at Traffic Craft and former content strategist at Praxis, a role she started before she even turned 18. Lolita was home educated so taking charge of her own learning has always been important to her and today she shares her story of building a great career at a young age and her advice...

Duration:00:30:13

How Projects and Pitches Set You Apart with Silas Mahner

11/24/2020
This week on Career Crashers, Joel is joined by Silas Mahner to talk about creating projects as career signals and using Crash to pitch companies. Silas is an associate consultant for NextWave Partners, where he is helping to develop its global energy and infrastructure growth initiative. Prior to landing this job, Silas used Crash to land interviews for a number of different opportunities. He shares his formula for creating a pitch that will make you stand out. In this episode: -...

Duration:00:26:21

Discover Firstbase: Helping a Generation of Companies Go Officeless

11/19/2020
Today on Career Crashers, we're continuing our series on the hottest up-and-coming tech companies you’ve never heard of, and what it’s like to work there, with a deep dive into Firstbase. Firstbase believes the majority of companies will be remote in the next 10 years. They are working to help a generation of companies go officeless, by allowing companies to supply, finance and manage all the physical equipment their remote teams need to do great work at home. Meet CEO and founder...

Duration:00:26:30

Investing in Yourself and Launching a Career in Copywriting With Jerrod Harlan

11/17/2020
This week on Career Crashers, Joel is joined by Jerrod Harlan to learn how he crashed his career in copywriting! Jerrod was a participant in the Praxis professional bootcamp, and decided he wanted to pursue a career as a copywriter. With his own initiative, support from mentors, and personal projects he has been able to quickly develop a thriving career. Learn more about Jerrod and connect with him on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/jerrod-harlan-650643a7 For more resources...

Duration:00:30:27

Finding The Rocketship for Your Career with Henry Johnson

11/10/2020
In a world full of so many different companies on so many different job boards, how can you narrow down to the ones that will provide you with the best opportunity for growth? That’s what we’re talking about today with Henry Johnson, the creator of Rocketshipjobs.com. You'll learn about what makes a company a rocketship company, how to find them for yourself, and how to find and win great opportunities with them. If you want to try out the Rocketship Jobs newsletter, go to...

Duration:00:22:30

Deep Diving into The Crash Course: Job Hunting 101

11/5/2020
In this special episode, Joel & Jeremy dive into the just-launched Crash Course: Job Hunting 101, which covers: 1) Pick a career path and start running 2) Prove your ability to create value 3) Discover new opportunities 4) Pitch your way in 5) Crush the job and beyond Get it for just $120 right now at https://crash.co/learn/job-hunting-101

Duration:01:26:52

Invest In Your Growth Mindset

11/3/2020
It is easy to get discouraged when looking at the list of requirements on a job posting. Previous experience, marketing skills, tech skills, sales skills, nunchuck skills, the list goes on and on. How do you press forward and convince a company that you are the right fit for a job, even if you don’t have all the skills and experience they’ve listed? Joel has the answer in this week's episode about investing in a growth mindset. In this episode: ----- We also want to hear your story....

Duration:00:11:12

How Emily Cozzens Built Her Career Launchpad with Projects and an Apprenticeship

10/27/2020
This week on Career Crashers Joel is joined by Emily Cozzens, partner success manager at PandaDoc! Many people believe a job at a high-growth startup is out of reach unless you’re a superstar programmer or experienced marketer. The reality is that some great projects and initiative will go along way to getting your foot in the door. In this episode, Emily shares how she used her early career experience working in a cheese store to develop great customer service skills and how taking...

Duration:00:21:12

Discover AirGarage: Repurposing Parking Lots, and Building the API for Legacy City Infrastructure

10/22/2020
Today on Career Crashers, we're excited to launch the first episode in a new series diving into the hottest up-and-coming tech companies you’ve never heard of, and what it’s like to work there. To start, we’re exploring AirGarage, a company that is reimagining the way we use parking space in our cities. Meet co-founder and CEO Jonathon Barkl and software engineer Priya Ghose. Learn about their culture, passion for urbanism and technology, and philosophy on hiring. If you’re excited about...

Duration:00:21:17

From the Med-School Track to Tech Project Manager With Sean Thielen-Esparza

10/20/2020
Sean Thielen-Esparza is Associate Product Manager at Hyperscience a company that uses machine learning to automate and modernize processes and operations for large scale companies and organizations. Sean has a fascinating story of crashing his career by leaving behind a promising opportunity in healthcare to pursue opportunities in tech on the other side of the country in NYC. In this episode: Connect with Sean on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/seanthielen-e/ We also want to...

Duration:00:24:17

58 - Show Up for Your Dreams

10/13/2020
For most of us, there are things in life we approach with professionalism, and other things we approach a lot less seriously. We approach our jobs as professionals, but then our dreams can fall by the wayside. We put them off to another day, another month, or next year. When we continue to not show up for our dreams, it is no surprise that we never make progress towards them. The only really way to make consistent progress towards our goals is to work on them everyday. To build...

Duration:00:16:23

Leaving Wall Street Behind to Found a Startup with Jibril Jackson

10/6/2020
Jibril Jackson is the founder of Hyve a platform rebuilding the social media experience. After excelling throughout school and university, and graduating from law school, Jibril started and was excelling in a career as an investment banker. But he realized that the path he was succeeding on, was not a path that led to a great destination. So he changed direction. He left his comfortable job to set out as an entrepreneur and build something new. In this episode, Jibril shares his...

Duration:00:43:03