Career Crashers

Career Crashers
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.

18 - Season One Finale
May 27 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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.