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The Crash Report: June 1, 2019

The Crash Report: 06/01/2019

Exciting news: we launched Crash on Product Hunt this week! The reception was incredible. It’s always amazing to see something we’ve invested months into be found by people who are excited as we are about it. Some of our favorite things people told us on Wednesday were: I’ve gotten more value from Crash in the past three months than I got out of seven years in university. This is not an exaggeration, and it is not even close. Nothing else needs to be said. James Fraser The Crash profile forces you to prove you can do actual work using skills…
The Crash Report: May 25, 2019

The Crash Report: 05/25/2019

The Crash team tackled a lot this week. But before we dive into the details, we’ve got some big announcements: Our new homepage is live! A big thanks to our engineering team for turning this around so quickly. We’re still working on some of our messaging (we’ve realized just how hard it is to communicate a value prop in five words), but the site is already doing its job–and we’re excited to see how it clarifies what we do here at Crash. Check it out if you haven’t seen it yet. If you’re on the job hunt… Check out Job…
Career Crashers Episode 17: Your Own Personal Iron Man Suit

Career Crashers Episode 17: Your Own Personal Iron Man Suit

Isaac Morehouse on Building Your Own Personal Iron Man Suit What if everyone could build their own Iron Man suit? Legendary investor Mike Maples has that dream. Tech doesn’t threaten someone like Tony Stark. And Tony’s suit isn’t limited to billionaires. On this espisode of Career Crashers, Isaac shows why Mike’s vision is so powerful–and how you can build your own suit to face your biggest career challenges. Topics:  Why tech isn’t a threat to your career future; it’s an ally How to craft your own Iron Man suit How tech can help you show your work like never before…
The Crash Report: May 18, 2019

The Crash Report: 05/18/2019

For most of this week, the team dived deep into different elements of growth and marketing with some Bay Area experts. We reprioritized our upcoming work to focus on our one key metric: getting people hired. That’s our biggest focus. We’re getting to the core of the questions we’re trying to answer and the problems we’re trying to solve. The team thought through and had a lot of discussions on what activities will best help Crash users make awesome profiles to get awesome jobs. We had some great, deep conversations on our roadmap and priorities, and we’re finding these talks…
The Crash Report: May 11, 2019

The Crash Report: 05/11/2019

This week, we launched Crash to the public. Now, anyone can create a skills profile and show their work to win opportunities. It’s time to bypass credentials and debt, to build something that proves why you’re worth hiring. It’s time to create a Crash profile. Try one out for yourself here (we think you’ll like it). Beyond launching Crash to the public, what else did our team do this week? Here’s a breakdown of what we worked on. Behind the Profile Seeing the profile grow and become better each week is a huge highlight for us. It means an even-better…
Crash Log Podcast

Crash Log: The New Engineering Podcast

What’s it like building a product from the ground up? What technology is used to create Crash? The answers to these questions are deep, and they’ll teach you a lot–and the team building our platform wanted to dive into them. So they decided to create a podcast. The Crash Log Dave Wasmer and Ilya Radchenko, the engineering guys at Crash, just launched Crash Log, a podcast on which they talk about the journey of building an Ember and Node web app. They’ll cover: The daily work they do on an engineering team The technology they use Building a team How…
Career Crashers Episode 16: Kevin Cherrick on How to Win a Job Opportunity

Career Crashers Episode 16: Kevin Cherrick on Winning Job Opportunites

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the will to continue that counts. Winston Churchill Kevin Cherrick was looking for a sales job. He applied to a role at a startup he liked, but two weeks later, he still hadn’t heard back. So he did a lot of research, went to Costco, bought $150 worth of snacks, crashed the startup’s happy hour, and set up an interview with the hiring manager. After the interview, he was rejected. But he didn’t take no for an answer. He found a way to show who he was in ways a…
The Crash Report, May 4, 2019

The Crash Report: 05/04/2019

Middle of this week, we invited about five hundred people to build their Crash profile. A fantastic amount are already creating them and showing their work. Next week, we launch our platform to the public. We can’t wait! This week, we worked hard to be ready for it. Testing, Fixing, Adding Features We tested the profile end-to-end multiple times this week. The development team fixed bugs and added features (like editing existing items). And the profile is looking and working even better every day. The profile layout on Safari is fixed, and fixes were made to the mobile view on…
Jason Rink on Career Crashers Episode 15: The Journey Toward Your Dream Career

Career Crashers Episode 15: Jason Rink on the Journey Toward Your Dream Career

He spent a year in film school, working towards his dream career. But he couldn’t afford it. So he dropped out. Then he spent ten years in the financial services industry. But he wanted to make movies. So he started creating. He became resourceful. He pursued his dream career and did what he could to make it happen. And he made his dream career a reality. Now, Jason Rink is the CEO and Executive Creative Director of Simplifilm–his own film studio–and has created his dream career. On this episode of Career Crashers, Jason shares his story and how he leveraged…