70 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.

    55 - Finding Opportunities for Your Unique Talent Stack With John Britton

    55 - Finding Opportunities for Your Unique Talent Stack With John Britton

    John Britton is the founder of Raise.dev where he helps developers build the skills and experience they need to get hired and level up in their careers. In this episode, John’s shares his own career story, from how he dropped out of college to get started working in software development, to how he got hired with GitHub, and why he started Raise.dev.

    John was able to create a great career and find opportunities by leaning into the combination of skills that made him unique, his communication skills combined with his technical skills. In this episode you’ll learn how you can find incredible opportunities at the intersection of your skills.

    In this episode:


    Why did John drop out of college?

    Struggling with a job hunt before finding a role as a developer evangelist

    What led up to John getting a job at GitHub

    Why marketing through education is the best way to connect with developers

    The talent stack and finding opportunities at the intersection of your skills

    What is Raise.dev and what was the process of starting it?

    How Raise.dev helps aspiring developers learn and get hired


    Learn more about https://raise.dev/

    Connect with John on Twitter at https://twitter.com/johndbritton

    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

    • 31 min
    54 - How Carlos Alfaro Created a Career by Talking about Ideas

    54 - How Carlos Alfaro Created a Career by Talking about Ideas

    As a young immigrant from Guadalajara, Mexico, Carlos grew up in Phoenix, Arizona and developed a passion for promoting meaningful conversations on philosophy and public policy.

    In this episode Isaac and Carlos talk about how that passion led him to dropping out of college and eventually to founding Arizona Talks.

    In this episode:


    Carlos’ experience in college and why he decided to drop out

    Working in politics and then transitioning to focus on non-profits

    The steps Carlos took to start Arizona Talks (a non-profit) and raise funding

    Why finding a clear way to explain your vision/mission is key

    Don’t try to speak to everyone, focus on who matters most

    Learn more about Arizona Talks at arizonatalks.org

    Connect with Carlos on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/calfaro2/

    Connect with Carlos on Twitter: https://twitter.com/alfaroamericano?lang=en


    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

    • 30 min
    53 - Teaching Yourself Career Skills with Gerritt Maatkamp

    53 - Teaching Yourself Career Skills with Gerritt Maatkamp

    Gerritt Maatkamp is a front-end web developer who started from scratch and taught himself the tech skills he needed to change careers. 



    Gerritt shares his career story, from dropping out of university to learning programming while working as a janitor and how anyone can follow a similar path. 



    In this episode: 

    * How seeing his brother work from home opened Gerritt’s mind to the idea of learning to program

    * Making the decision to drop out of university 

    * How working as a janitor helped Gerritt learn programming and get his first opportunities in the field 

    * What was Gerritt’s process like for learning the skills to build a career as a web developer

    * Gerritt’s advice for others early in their career looking to find skills they can build careers around



    Learn more and connect with Gerritt at gerritmaatkamp.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



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

    • 22 min
    52 - Dropping Out of High-School and Creating an Adventurous Career with Mikkel Thorup

    52 - Dropping Out of High-School and Creating an Adventurous Career with Mikkel Thorup

    At a young age Mikkel Thorup learned that school was not for him. In grade 7 and 8 he hated school, started cutting class, and by the time he was 15 he had completely dropped out and starting working odd jobs. From working and saving at a young age, Mikkel invested his time in traveling and adventures around the world where he has build a career that allowed him to continuing living an adventurous life. 



    Mikkel is now the Director at EscapeArtist.com and hosts The Expat Money Show podcast where he helps others learn about how they can create more freedom and abundance in their lives by moving, working, and invest abroad. 



    In this episode: 

    * Mikkel’s experience in school and why he dropped out of high-school

    * Why Mikkel invested in travel at a young age 

    * Learning and experimenting by creating businesses 

    * How creating and sharing out-loud opened opportunities for Mikkel 

    * How travel get romanticized but it is the difficulties that help you grow 

    * The case for why travel can help you grow and find a direction you want to take your life



    Check out Mikkel’s book: https://www.amazon.com/Expat-Secrets-Taxes-Overseas-Giant/



    Connect with Mikkel on Twitter at https://twitter.com/ThorupMikkel



    Listen to the Expat Money show with Mikkel: https://expatmoneyshow.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



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

    • 25 min
    51 - Launching Your Career by Helping Launch Startups with Brian Folmer

    51 - Launching Your Career by Helping Launch Startups with Brian Folmer

    Brian Folmer is Founder and CEO of FirstLook, a subscription box designed to cut the friction and red-tape between consumer brand founders and early-stage investors.



    In this episode Brian shares his career story, from getting started working for a startup accelerator to moving to a corporate track, before eventually starting his company FirstLook. 



    In this episode: 

    * How Brian got started in venture capital and working with start ups

    * Why Brian was interested in working in a start up accelerator early in his career

    * Why being in a smaller city or working with a smaller company can be a big advantage early in your career

    * Launching his first startup Backer Bar

    * Pursuing a corporate career track

    * Why sending cold emails is a great way to get job interviews

    * What is FirstLook and why Brian was inspired to create it

    * Why working at a startup accelerator is a great place early in your career when you know you want to start something but aren’t sure what yet

    * Learn more about FirstLook at firstlook.vc/about/

    * Connect with Brian on Twitter at https://twitter.com/homerfolmer





    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

    • 22 min
    50 - How Passion Projects Create Professional Opportunities with Vince Martellacci

    50 - How Passion Projects Create Professional Opportunities with Vince Martellacci

    Vince Martellacci is the head freelancer at Forge Collective, an innovative marketing agency made up of freelancers focused on music and film marketing campaigns. 



    Vince has consistently used projects to learn new skills and create new opportunities for himself. In this episode, Vince shares his career journey and how sharing his work and learning out loud has led to unexpected opportunities.



    In this episode:

    * What was the moment Vince realized what he wanted to do in his career?

    * How a real estate agent reading his blog led to a marketing opportunity

    * The process of creating Forge Collective

    * Why Vince was drawn to freelancing work

    * Why realizing what you don’t like so important in your career

    * Vince’s advice for anyone who thinks they would like freelancing more than a static job

    * Connect with Vince on IG at https://www.instagram.com/theforgeagency/



    Check out Forge Collective (https://forgecollective.agency/)







    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 

    • 15 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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