Crash Report

The Crash Report: 11.29.2019

Morgan Von Gunten
November 2019

It’s Thanksgiving week, and our team is thankful for many things. We took a moment this week to write up what those things were (things like colder weather and remote work and family).

Probably Mitchell’s list is the one that hits the nail on the head for our company:

Mitchell kept the thread going and turned his thoughts into an incredible new piece that looks at the transformation–a career renaissance–that’s changing the way we live and work. If you need a good read today, check this out.

I’m grateful to see this paradigm shift beginning to take place–one where people are figuring out what makes them come alive, then figuring out how to get paid doing that thing–without being forced to jump through hoops.

Pretty great to see.

Now, to jump to the Crash Report…

This week, we:

  • Wrote and edited a lot (newsletters, stories, articles, and this How to Pitch request)
  • Shipped the ability to create and publish pitches without having a published profile
  • Reviewed profiles and saw more Crashers launch
  • Did work on email aliasing for contacting Crashers
  • Isaac did lots (and lots, and lots) of legal things
  • Outreach with new and hired Crashers
  • Promoted our new ultimate guide to breaking into entry-level sales
  • Published new stories about salespeople running awesome job hunts–check out this collection of stories and tips, this story, and this one, too
  • Added and tested conversion events
  • Did some planning for an editorial strategy
  • Reviewed dashboard updates and outlined everything we need a dashboard to do for users
  • Created new mockups for UX flows and the dashboard
  • Redirected all articles from our previous blog and shut that site down (now we live here!)
  • Squashed a pagination bug in search
  • Worked on customizable tailored pitch intros
  • Did some with with VIDEOASK to get closer to on-platform video recording
  • Removed portfolio item requirement to publish, and also hid portfolio section from profile if a user doesn’t have a portfolio item
  • Fixed a tweet-embed bug and made styling additions to posts

Some Cool News

This week, we discovered Crashers have created tailored pitches for 714 unique companies–including companies like:

  • ClassPass
  • Airbnb
  • Twitter
  • Drift
  • PandaDoc
  • Thinkful
  • Away
  • Google
  • Impossible Foods
  • Zapier
  • Hubspot
  • Lyft
  • Notion
  • Amazon
  • Apple
  • Grubhub

That’s pretty incredible to see.

P.S. If you’re job-seeker, you can make a tailored pitch by signing up for Crash for free here. Hiring managers are loving it.

Until later, folks!

If you’re interested in diving more into the work we’re doing, check out this sales resource page we created. It’s got details on how much salespeople get paid, how to break into sales without experience, books and people to learn from, and much more. Dive in here.

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