Career Crashers

Career Crashers

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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.


49 - Building the Brand of You with Vince Thompson
Aug 11 • 23 min
Vince Thompson is Founder and CEO of MELT, the premier agency for activating sports and entertainment properties in ways that drive fans to respond. They’ve worked with companies like Coca-Cola, Holiday Inn, and Wing Stop at all sorts of the biggest…
48 - Buying Advertising to Get Yourself Hired With Daniel Richardson
Aug 4 • 18 min
Daniel Richardson is an SEO Specialist at Homes for Students (https://wearehomesforstudents.com/). After originally going to college to get a journalism degree, Daniel realized that working in that field wasn’t how he wanted to build a career. He did have…
47 - Bringing Purpose to Education with David Kirby
Jul 28 • 34 min
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…
46 - Being Your Own Advocate and Asking for Opportunity With Lauren Hasson
Jul 21 • 25 min
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…
45 - Why Curiosity Creates Opportunities with TK Coleman
Jul 13 • 54 min
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…
Audio Essay - Burn Your Resume
Jul 9 • 18 min
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:…
44 - Why Perspective, Persistence, and Creativity Are the Keys to a Great Career
Jul 7 • 24 min
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…
43 - Lauren Keys on Creating a Career that Leads to Financial Independence
Jun 30 • 26 min
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…
42 - Building a Comic Book Empire with Vincent Zurzolo from Metropolis Comics
Jun 23 • 28 min
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…
41 - Jeff Sandefer on Transitioning From Business Success to Reimagining Education
Jun 16 • 45 min
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…
40 - Is It Time for a Big Leap?
Jun 9 • 26 min
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…
39 - Building a Rewarding and Flexible Career With Amanda Kingsmith
Jun 2 • 35 min
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…
38 - Family and Career with Heather Morehouse
May 26 • 31 min
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…
37 - From the College Conveyor Belt to an Unconventional Career
May 19 • 29 min
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: *…
Audio Essay - When to Stick with Something and When to Quit
May 14 • 5 min
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…
36 - Mastering the Job Hunt with Joel Bein
May 12 • 30 min
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…
Audio Essay - Overcoming Autopilot
May 7 • 7 min
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…
35 - Hiring is Buying with Anthony Holloway
May 5 • 25 min
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…
34 - Behind the Scenes of a Company’s Hiring Process With Josh Rollins
Apr 28 • 27 min
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…
33 - Listener Q & A: Traits Hiring Managers Want, The Most Valuable Skill, and More!
Apr 21 • 22 min
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…
32 - From Customer to CEO with Cameron Sorsby
Apr 14 • 28 min
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…
Audio Essay - Excitement is Worth More Than a Resume
Apr 9 • 6 min
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…
31 - How to Win a Job Opportunity Without a Degree With Connor Maloney
Apr 7 • 21 min
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…
Audio Essay - How Showing Your Work Can Change Your Career Trajectory
Apr 2 • 8 min
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…
30 - How to Win a Job That Don’t Exist Yet with Pedro Mattos
Mar 31 • 19 min
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…
Audio Essay - Why Non-Tech People Should Work in Tech Startups
Mar 26 • 4 min
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…
29 - Maximizing for Impact in Your Career with Levi Morehouse
Mar 24 • 25 min
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…
In a Health and Economic Crisis, Don’t Forget The Things You Can Control
Mar 23 • 7 min
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…
Audio Essay - What to Do When Robots Are Eating Your Job Applications
Mar 19 • 5 min
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…
28 - From High-School Sports Journalist to Successful Founder with Kevin Jones
Mar 17 • 21 min
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…
Audio Essay - Your Skills Are More Transferable Than You Think
Mar 12 • 4 min
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…
27 - Making the Leap From a “Good” Job to a Great Career with Phil Gross
Mar 10 • 22 min
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…
Audio Essay - You Can’t Rush a Great Career but You Can Rush Away from Boredom
Mar 5 • 5 min
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,…
26 - Embracing Your Interests and Becoming Multi-Dimensional with Ben Mercer
Mar 3 • 20 min
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…
Audio Essay - There’s Nothing Wrong With Your Generation
Feb 27 • 4 min
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…
25 - Rethinking Career Trajectory with Jeremy Chevallier
Feb 25 • 26 min
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…
Audio Essay - Why You Shouldn’t Stress About Your First Job by Isaac Morehouse
Feb 20 • 9 min
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…
24 - Speed Kills: Morgan Von Gunten on How Moving Fast Sets You Apart While Job Hunting
Feb 18 • 17 min
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…
Audio Essay - Five Job Hunt Trends in 2020 by Isaac Morehouse
Feb 13 • 5 min
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…
23 - Mitchell Earl on Taking Risk and Betting on Yourself in Your Career
Feb 11 • 25 min
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…
22 - Dave Wasmer on Crashing a Career in Tech
Feb 4 • 23 min
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…
21 - Part Two of Career Lessons From Founder and Investor James Beshara
Jan 28 • 19 min
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…
Audio Essay - How I Got My First Design Job With No Experience-and Broke Into the Design Industry by Jeremy Chevallier
Jan 23 • 26 min
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…
20 - Career Lessons From Founder and Investor James Beshara - Part One
Jan 21 • 24 min
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…
Audio Essay - How Your Obsession with Options is Blinding You to Opportunities
Jan 16 • 5 min
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…
19 - The Next Season of Career Crashers!
Jan 14 • 9 min
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…
18 - Season One Finale
May 27, 2019 • 17 min
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,…
17 - Your Own Personal Iron Man Suit
May 20, 2019 • 6 min
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…
16 - Kevin Cherrick On How to Win a Job Opportunity
May 6, 2019 • 40 min
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…
15 - Jason Rink on the Journey Toward Your Dream Career
Apr 29, 2019 • 24 min
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…
14 - Rethinking High School with Garrett Smiley
Apr 22, 2019 • 17 min
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…
13 - Stacey Ferreira on Dropping Out and Founding Forge
Apr 15, 2019 • 24 min
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:…
12 - Creating a Career as a Writer | Keith Farrell’s Career Crash Story
Apr 8, 2019 • 8 min
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…
11 - Hannah Frankman on Skipping College and Her Career Crash Story
Apr 1, 2019 • 22 min
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…
10 - Mailbag and Miscellany: Your Career Crash Stories
Mar 25, 2019 • 24 min
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…
9 - Thaddeus Russell on Creating a Career as an Intellectual Entrepreneur
Mar 18, 2019 • 22 min
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…
8 - Austen Allred on Launching Lambda School and Learning From Failure
Mar 11, 2019 • 16 min
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…
7 - College Jobs > College Degrees with Amanda Grimmett
Mar 4, 2019 • 13 min
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…
6 - Crashing a Company to Launch a Career with Christopher Lochhead
Feb 25, 2019 • 19 min
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…
5 - Seizing Opportunity Before You’re Ready With Chuck Grimmett
Feb 18, 2019 • 12 min
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…
4 - Be Generous With Your Work | Chuck Grimmett on Launching His Career
Feb 18, 2019 • 10 min
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…
3 - From High School to Full-time Marketer
Feb 10, 2019 • 13 min
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…
2 - Creating a Career in Marketing with Tim Chermak
Feb 10, 2019 • 14 min
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…
1 - Welcome to Career Crashers
Feb 10, 2019 • 5 min
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.