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Career Crashers Episode 6: Christopher Lochhead on Crashing a Company to Launch a Career

WARNING: NOT FOR CHILDREN Christopher Lochhead was kicked out of school at age 18. He had no choice but to start a company. There are no punches pulled, just brutally honest truth about creating your own path. Check out his full story and more in this week’s episode. Chris is a two-time best-selling author, a three-time Chief Marketing Officer, and advisor to over 50 startups. He joins Career Crashers to share the story of how he co-founded a company at 18 to start his career. Topics: How Chris launched his career by starting a company Creating a character to “lead” the…

You can build a career without a degree

You can build a career without a degree. Companies think differently about hiring now. Don’t just take our word for it. Check out some of the best threads we’ve seen recently. See what others are saying. First up: Dedication & Effort Required. Tons of good stuff buried in the replies, too. Telling people “you don’t need a degree” for tech roles is often a recipe for disaster. People often think no degree === “I can waltz in” when not true at all. Yes you can do it with no degree, but you still need that same dedication and effort as if…

Career Crashers Podcast: Episode 1

Welcome to a new show, all about creating a career outside the boring, debt-laden, conveyor belt, paper credential chasing humdrum. On the intro episode, I briefly lay out the point of the show and what we’ll be up to. Episode two comes next, and we jump right into our first career crasher story. You can also subscribe and listen on iTunes, Spotify, Anchor, TuneIn, and Overcast. Full Transcript: IsaacWelcome 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…

Career Crash Stories: Becoming a Pro Writer

Scrubbing pizza pans and delivering food in a busted down Outback for below minimum wage wasn’t where I thought I would find myself after graduating college. After all, I’d spent tens of thousands of dollars and devoted six years of my life to obtain a stable career and financial security. At least, that’s what everyone had told me would happen! The reality was much more sobering, even downright depressing. There just aren’t a lot of jobs in northwest Connecticut for someone who specialized in political science, sociology, and history. If I wanted to do anything with my degrees, I would…