63 episodes

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
    • 4.9, 20 Ratings

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.

    48 - Buying Advertising to Get Yourself Hired With Daniel Richardson

    48 - Buying Advertising to Get Yourself Hired With Daniel Richardson

    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 a friend working in Digital Marketing and thought it might be the type of job he liked, but he had no experience or clear entry points into a job. 



    Knowing he needed a different way to stand out, Daniel heard a story of someone using a billboard to get job opportunities. Daniel started thinking about how he could replicate that in a way that would help him stand out, so he created a website and started targeting Facebook ads at people working in web design companies. That lead to 3 or 4 interview requests and his first job in Digital Marketing. 



    In this episode, Daniel shares more about his career crash story and how he has used creativity to stand out on the job hunt. 



    In this episode: 

    * How Daniel decided he didn’t want to work in journalism

    * Getting started in a field when you don’t have a lot of experience 

    * How Daniel created Facebook ads to get a hiring managers attention 

    * What do you do when you’re interviewing for a job when you don’t have a lot of the required skills?

    * Connect with Daniel Richardson on Twitter (https://twitter.com/dan__richardson)



    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

    • 18 min
    47 - Bringing Purpose to Education with David Kirby

    47 - Bringing Purpose to Education with David Kirby

    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 something missing and it eventually led him to make the entrepreneurial plunge. 

    In this episode Isaac and David dive into David's journey through a more traditional path and what led him to co-founding an Acton Academy school.

    In this episode:


    Why did David decide to leave the non-profit organization that he used to work with to pursue a more entrepreneurial route

    How did David’s path though traditional education (Bates College, Harvard, Oxford) affect the way he approached his career

    Raising money as an entrepreneur vs raising money for a non-profit

    The challenges of opening a school in a large urban setting

    Creating a children’s business fair as a wind to create a community and test for demand for the school

    What is David’s advice for people who have been on the conventional education path and feel afraid to break off

    Learn more about David at actondc.org or the Acton Children's Business Fair (https://www.childrensbusinessfair.org/)


    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

    • 34 min
    46 - Being Your Own Advocate and Asking for Opportunity With Lauren Hasson

    46 - Being Your Own Advocate and Asking for Opportunity With Lauren Hasson

    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 her career and decide she didn’t want to work in tech, years latter with little technical skills she decided she wanted to make a change and find a way to work in tech once again. 



    From that point, with little in the way of skill or connections, Lauren was able to build a network, find opportunity, and find success within two years. 



    Learn more about Lauren and find great resources for starting and growing a career in tech at developher.com



    In this episode: 

    * How Lauren went from being out of tech to finding success in the industry within two years

    * How consistently volunteering at hackathons when she was an intern led Lauren to placing 2nd at a high profile hackathon

    * Why having a bias toward action matters in building and growing a career 

    * Doing good work alone is not enough, you have to be able to show your work, be your own advocate, and ask for opportunities

    * Why your reputation matters



    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

    • 25 min
    45 - Why Curiosity Creates Opportunities with TK Coleman

    45 - Why Curiosity Creates Opportunities with TK Coleman

    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 him to new opportunities, how to make difficult career decision, and much more.  



    In this episode: 

    * How TK career journey hasn’t followed a linear path

    * Why curiosity is key to a great career

    * How TK thought through career opportunities 

    * Bringing creativity to the way you see the world 

    * Why doing your work with enthusiasm leads to new opportunities

    * Dealing with pressure from others when making a career change  

    * No one will give you a refund on your regret 

    * Why you should invest and be creative in pursuing your goals without fears exploitation 



    Check out TK’s full career journey on the Isaac Morehouse podcast: 

    https://isaacmorehouse.com/2017/08/21/126-part-one-of-tk-colemans-career-journey-from-american-express-to-american-idol-to-praxis/

    https://isaacmorehouse.com/2017/09/04/127-part-two-of-tk-colemans-career-journey/



    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

    • 54 min
    Audio Essay - Burn Your Resume

    Audio Essay - Burn Your Resume

    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: https://crash.co/career-guides/pitches



    In this episode: 

    * What is a pitch? 

    * Your ability to create value and prove it are the only things that matter on the job market 

    * A pitch is about showing not telling

    * Why pitching makes you more attractive for more than one job

    * Why pitching sets the tone for your work

    * What hiring managers say about pitches



    For more resources on creating a great career Check out Crash.co 

    • 18 min
    44 - Why Perspective, Persistence, and Creativity Are the Keys to a Great Career

    44 - Why Perspective, Persistence, and Creativity Are the Keys to a Great Career

    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 teaching to create a niche helping others grow their careers. 



    In this episode: 

    * How a sales job helped Tim start a business as a career coach

    * How do you differentiate yourself from everyone who has your job title? 

    * Having a wide perspective 

    * Taking career risks and betting on yourself

    * Perspective, persistence, and being creative

    * How do you learn to be a good speaker as an introvert 

    * Changing from the war for talent to the space race

    * Creating gravity in your career

    * Learn more about Tim at http://www.plotlineleadership.com/



    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

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

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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