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The Crash Report: 04/27/2019

The Crash Report: 04/27/2019

It’s been an exciting, busy week at Crash. We launched the Kindle version of our new pocketbook, Crash Your Career! It’s currently #1 in its three categories on Amazon (and we’re excited to see how it continues to reach career launchers). It’s free on Kindle until Sunday–so get your copy here! Landing Opportunities with Crash This week, Cameron helped beta-users start job hunting with their new Crash profiles. A handful of them landed interviews (and one got a job offer)! This is really exciting for us because it means we’re creating a platform that’s actually helping people launch awesome careers.…

Career Crashers Episode 14: Garrett Smiley on Rethinking High School

For most people, high school is all about getting into the best college. But if college is no longer the key to a successful career, you can begin to start rethinking high school and the entire education process. So what if high school was designed with you in mind? What if you had someone help you map out your learning path as a teen so you could better approach a career you’ll love? That’s what Garrett Smiley is doing. This week on Career Crashers, Garrett joins the show to talk about the future of high school. He’s one of the…

The Crash Report: 04/20/2019

What happens when you get the Crash team together in the office for a few days? Quite a few rounds of PIG, the support of young entrepreneurs at a bake sale, and the chance to meet everyone on the team in person. The team met up this week in Charleston. We shared ideas, worked on projects, and got really excited about where we’re heading with the career launch platform we’re building. We’re pretty honored to work with this great group of people, and we can’t wait to continue creating a platform and company that helps people discover and do what…

Career Crashers Episode 13: Stacey Ferreira on Dropping Out and Founding Forge

Right after graduating from high school, she founded her first company. She’d go on to dropping out of college (twice), join the Thiel Fellowship (without applying), and start a company focused on her fascination with the future of work. Everyone accepts that spending four years and a lot of money going to college is an investment in yourself. But what if you spent half that time and half that money dropping out and trying to start a business? Stacey Ferreira’s story shows investing in yourself is much, much better. This week on Career Crashers, Stacey joins the show to talk…

The Crash Report: 04/13/2019

This week, we continued our quest to make our career launch platform as valuable as possible. Job-seekers are creating awesome profiles. We’re sending those profiles to hiring managers and are using them to find live opportunities to land interviews and collect feedback. Cameron (our COO) recruited fifteen career launchers who are on the job market this week, and we’re excited to onboard them to our platform soon. Becoming Better Throughout this process, we’re developing stronger profile versions. We now have a one-page guide to show how to tailor a candidate pitch to a specific job opportunity. To test better ways…

11 Must-Follow Influencers to Crash Your Career

A short list of role models for creating a career and life you want in an unconventional manner. If you’re looking for sources of inspiration, look no further. Ash Ambirge In the digital age we’re living in now, success awaits those who are willing to ask hard questions, take a stand, and be daringly, unflinchingly, trusting of themselves. Recommended You Don’t Need a Job–You Need Guts (blog post & mini course) Ash Ambirge’s website Ayodeji Awosika They mean well, but they just don’t get it. That’s okay. I’ve come to realize that when you are seeking to do something that’s different,…

Career Crashers Episode 12: Keith Farrell on Creating a Writing Career

After spending tens of thousands of dollars and six years on college, Keith realized something would have to change for him to create the career he wanted – a writing career. So he decided to pursue his passion for writing, found ways to create value, and created a writing career for himself as a ghostwriter. Keith Farrell is an author, ghostwriter, and aspiring screenwriter. He shared his inspiring story with us, and Isaac Morehouse reads it on Career Crashers. Related: Career Crashers Podcast: Finding Work that Matters to You with Julia Wuench Also Related: Career Crashers Podcast: Forging a Path…

The Crash Report: 04/06/2019

This week, our team shipped a brand new design for the Crash profile. The discussions were long. The debates, thoughtful. The design of our skills profile wasn’t working as well as we’d hoped. But then a new design emerged. The New Profile We’re incredibly excited about this. It means users get to create tailored pitches to specific companies. They also don’t lose out on presenting a general profile–now, you get both. This new design brings us one step closer to finding our sweet spot: creating a platform career launchers and hiring managers can use to their full advantage. We’re going…

Career Crashers Episode 11: Hannah Frankman on Skipping College

Everyone thought she was nuts when she talked about skipping college. She also never liked the word “career”–it felt boring and stuffy.  But as she was working and exploring out in the world, she became interested in things that would technically be called “careers.” And she realized those were far more useful modes of getting intellectual education. So she made a pitch–an adamant pitch to come on and be the application review intern at Praxis–because she knew Praxis was her next step. And by strategically (and often accidentally) putting her skills to use, she has the perfect job description–all at…