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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.

Career Crashers Isaac Morehouse

    • 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.

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

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

    This week we're excited to share an audio essay by Crash marketing director Jeremy Chevallier!

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    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 school wasn’t for me

    • how I transitioned to design school

    • how I hacked my way into graphic design studio courses

    • my experience at my first design internship

    • why you shouldn’t sign NDAs

    • how I won my first real design job

    • why you shouldn’t lie about your skills—and just learn them before the question even comes

    up

    • how I broke into the professional design industry

    • the AIGA Phoenix Portfolio Review at ASU

    • why you should follow up asking about job listings you see online

    • how you should think about unpaid internships

    • 12 more lessons from my journey so far



    As a bonus, there’s an inspiring clip at the end featuring advice for beginner creatives

    from one of the most prominent radio hosts and podcasters out there: Ira Glass of This

    American Life.



    Enjoy & let us know on Twitter @CareerCrash how you’re breaking into your industry!

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

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

    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 from success to failure. 



    James has built a truly great career and in our first episode with him, we find out how he got started, from his earliest experiences with entrepreneurship to founding and folding a company, to setting out and starting again.



    Discussed in this episode: 

    * What is the meaning behind the name Career Crashers? 

    * How growing up in an entrepreneurial family impacted how he thought about starting his career

    * How the financial crisis wiped out a lucrative job opportunity and led James to a different path

    * Working for a micro-finance organization and coming up with the idea for his first startup

    * Starting a micro-finance business and then having to shut down because of an SEC change in policy

    * Bouncing back and going back to work after a business failure

    * Realizing that he wanted to work for himself and approaching starting a business without one fixed idea

    * Finding the idea and starting Tilt (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tilt.com)



    Connect with James: 

    * Listen to the Below The Line Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/below-the-line-with-james-beshara/id1457400066?i=1000433676439

    * Buy his book "Beyond Coffee": https://beyondcoffeebook.com/

    * Visit his site: https://jjbeshara.com/about/

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

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

    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 myth of the perfect path

    - Why analysis paralysis is such a dangerous trap

    - How to discover and take advantage of new opportunities



    Tweet us @CareerCrash to let us know how you’re taking action on options and turning them

    into opportunities!

    • 5 min
    19 - The Next Season of Career Crashers!

    19 - The Next Season of Career Crashers!

    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. To get our book, Crash Your Career, go to Amazon or at crash.co/crashyourcareer 



    In this episode: 


    What to expect from new Career Crashers episodes 
    We want to hear your story 
    Why you can start thinking about creating your own opportunities earlier in your career than you think 
    Forgetting about finding your passion as you start a career, and focusing on not doing stuff you hate
    Why sharing what you're working on and learning about matters and leads to opportunities you'd never expect 

    • 9 min
    18 - Season One Finale

    18 - Season One Finale

    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 and there is a better way to stand out and win a job.  

    Head to crash.co to create your own Crash profile.

    • 17 min
    17 - Your Own Personal Iron Man Suit

    17 - Your Own Personal Iron Man Suit

    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 our new book, Crash Your Career. Get it on Amazon or at crash.co/crashyourcareer



    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

    • 6 min

Customer Reviews

McKaylie Pruitt ,

This info is worth millions!

I’ve been a huge fan of Isaac’s since hearing him speak in 2014. I’m a fan of the Praxis Forward Tilt podcast — so I was absolutely delighted to see that a new podcast is airing!

Thankfully, Career Crashers surpassed the high expectations I had before actually tuning in.

The way we’re taught (brainwashed) to approach our careers/personal development is completely outdated. My exposure to this material has changed my life, by helping me to ACTUALLY bring value to the table in a professional environment. These small, yet potent, talks have given me wisdom that I would consider the foundation of my livelihood.

I don’t even have a college degree, but I’ve landed amazing jobs because of this advice.

This information is truly more valuable than I could ever express.

Erick Muller ,

Career Advice For The Modern Era

The stories and advice presented in this podcast are relevant to anyone who wants to get ahead in their career. Isaac understands the fact that traditional schools are falling behind, and that there are now more efficient ways to create a career. Because of that, you won't find better career tips anywhere else. In this podcast you'll also get to understand the mindset required to blaze your own path.

Cam Sorsby ,

Don't know what you want to do? Get some inspiration here.

This podcast is full of awesome stories of people winning cool job opportunities. Great to share with young people and career transitioners alike. The host has great energy too!

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