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The NoDegree Podcast – No Degree Success Stories for Job Searching, Careers, and Entrepreneurship

The NoDegree Podcast – No Degree Success Stories for Job Searching, Careers, and Entrepreneurship

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No Degree? No Problem! The NoDegree Podcast helps those without degrees figure out the opportunities that are available to them. Get career advice and learn how to navigate and succeed without a degree.

NoDegree interviews successful people without college degrees to figure out what made them successful. Learn how they got into their respective fields and listen to the advice they have so you can follow in their path.
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 Lead Negotiator, Brandon Bramley, addresses common concerns that arise during this critical recruitment stage. Brandon and Jonaed dispel typical myths about job offer negotiation, discuss the importance of leverage, and provide insights on when and how to negotiate. They stress the importance of research, preparation, and professionalism during such discussions. They also highlight the potential for substantial increases in total compensation and the need to showcase value and advocate for oneself. Key Points DiscussedEmployers are often willing to negotiate job offers, so it's important to advocate for yourself and not be afraid to ask for more.Leverage in negotiations comes from the fact that companies have invested time and resources in the hiring process and want to secure their chosen candidate.Having another offer can provide internal leverage and confidence, but it's not always necessary for successful negotiation.Negotiating salary is a professional conversation, not a confrontational bartering technique. It should be approached with research, data, and a reasonable request.Job titles and degree requirements should not limit negotiation potential. It's important to focus on the value and skills you bring to the table.Successful negotiation can lead to significant increases in total compensation and career advancement. Timestamps(00:00) Introduction to Salary Negotiation and Guest Introduction (03:16) Debunking Common Myths About Job Offer Negotiations 05:08 Understanding Leverage and Power Dynamics in Negotiations(07:29) Strategies for Negotiating Job Offers with Confidence (09:25) The Importance of Demonstrating Value in Negotiations 15:29 Negotiating Salary Without a Degree: Breaking the Myth Support/Contact Brandon:LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brandonbramleyWebsite: https://www.thesalarynegotiator.com/Books and resources mentioned in this podcast:Resume course: https://bit.ly/podcastpca Need career or resume advice? Follow and/or connect with Jonaed Iqbal on LinkedIn.- LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/JonaedIqbalND Connect with us on social media!- LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/NoDegreeLinkedIn- Facebook: https://bit.ly/NoDegreeFB- Instagram: https://bit.ly/NoDegreeIG- Twitter: https://bit.ly/NoDegreeTW- TikTok: https://bit.ly/3qfUD2V Thank you for sponsoring our show. If you'd like to support our mission to end the stigma and economic disparity that comes along with not having a college degree, please share with a friend, drop us a review on Apple Podcast and/or subscribe to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/nodegree. Remember, no degree? No problem! Whether you're contemplating college or you're a college dropout, get started with your no-degree job search at nodegree.com.
In high school he wanted to be a rapper. And that’s what Jahmar Gale did for 10 years. But he had a plan: if he didn’t achieve the kind of lifestyle he wanted by the time he was 30, he’d get out of the entertainment industry. So that’s what he did.Listen in as Jahmar tells Jonaed about how he:Was a rapper for 10 yearsStarted and scaled 2 businessesBecame a data analyst earning between $75,000 and $90,000 per year Support/Contact Jahmar:https://www.linkedin.com/in/jahmargale/Books and resources mentioned in this podcast:Resume course: https://bit.ly/podcastpcaLeRon’s article: https://medium.com/@jahmargale/how-i-became-a-data-analyst-458b03e438bbUdemy Course: https://www.udemy.com/course/the-complete-sql-bootcamp/ Need career or resume advice? Follow and/or connect with Jonaed Iqbal on LinkedIn.- LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/JonaedIqbalND Connect with us on social media!- LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/NoDegreeLinkedIn- Facebook: https://bit.ly/NoDegreeFB- Instagram: https://bit.ly/NoDegreeIG- Twitter: https://bit.ly/NoDegreeTW- TikTok: https://bit.ly/3qfUD2V Thank you for sponsoring our show. If you'd like to support our mission to end the stigma and economic disparity that comes along with not having a college degree, please share with a friend, drop us a review on Apple Podcast and/or subscribe to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/nodegree. Remember, no degree? No problem! Whether you're contemplating college or you're a college dropout, get started with your no-degree job search at nodegree.com.
Ever wonder what it's like to break into the tech world without a fancy college degree? Marcus shares his journey from barely graduating high school to becoming a self-taught developer. Forget the typical route —Marcus shares how he went from dreaming about mechanical engineering to hitting up a coding bootcamp and scoring interviews with a killer resume. He dishes out real talk on what it takes to be job-ready versus just interview-ready and shares why knowing your tech stuff inside out is key. Plus, Marcus and Jonaed get into the nitty-gritty of DIY projects, leveling up your skills, and dodging the pitfalls of bouncing between jobs. So, if you're curious about cracking the code to a career in tech, tune in for some straight-up wisdom and hindsight advice from these two pros.Timestamps:(0:00) Introduction to the episode and today's guest, Marcus Young  (1:30) Marcus Young's background and struggles with job applications  (4:11) The reality of boot camp promises versus job market realities  (7:24) Marcus' experience with Hack Reactor boot camp  (9:41) The importance of self-learning beyond boot camp  (12:22) Addressing the lack of a college degree during interviews  (15:03) Sponsor: Get Your Dream Career Course  (15:56) Learning and upskilling techniques  (19:51) Importance of personal projects in tech  (25:51) Financial implications of job transitions  (36:56) Closing remarks and gratitude  (37:19) Sponsor: Support NoDegree on Patreon Key points discussed:The job market in 2023 and 2024 is challenging, with limited job opportunities and companies not investing as much.Having a good resume is crucial in getting interviews and standing out in a competitive job market.Being job-ready and interview-ready are two different things, and it's important to have a foundational knowledge of the technologies you work with.Projects and self-learning outside of formal education can be valuable in gaining practical skills and deepening understanding. Building your own projects is a valuable way to learn and grow as a developer.Upskilling and expanding your knowledge in different technologies can make you more competent and resourceful.Job hopping can have its pros and cons, and it's important to weigh the stability and long-term prospects of each opportunity.The job interview process can be challenging, and it's important to be prepared and adaptable.Reflecting on past mistakes and learning from them is crucial for personal and professional growth.Taking care of your physical and mental health is essential for overall well-being and success.Support/Contact Marcus:-LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marcusyoung777/Books and resources mentioned in this podcast:Resume course: https://bit.ly/podcastpca Need career or resume advice? Follow and/or connect with Jonaed Iqbal on LinkedIn.- LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/JonaedIqbalND Connect with us on social media!- LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/NoDegreeLinkedIn- Facebook: https://bit.ly/NoDegreeFB- Instagram: https://bit.ly/NoDegreeIG- Twitter: https://bit.ly/NoDegreeTW- TikTok: https://bit.ly/3qfUD2V Thank you for sponsoring our show. If you'd like to support our mission to end the stigma and economic disparity that comes along with not having a college degree, please share with a friend, drop us a review on Apple Podcast and/or subscribe to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/nodegree. Remember, no degree? No problem! Whether you're contemplating college or you're a college dropout, get started with your no-degree job search at nodegree.com.
Her parents weren’t worried about her education. But it’s not because they didn’t care. Alejandra Ayala is Mexican and says her immigrant parents’ main concern was to ensure they were providing a roof over their kids’ head.Listen in as Alejandra tells Jonaed why she finally gave up on college and how an unlikely skill helped her to land jobs at places like Adobe, Disney and Google.Get in touch and/or support Alejandra here:LinkedIn Need career or resume advice? Follow and/or connect with Jonaed Iqbal on LinkedIn.- LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/JonaedIqbalND Connect with us on social media!- LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/NoDegreeLinkedIn- Facebook: https://bit.ly/NoDegreeFB- Instagram: https://bit.ly/NoDegreeIG- Twitter: https://bit.ly/NoDegreeTW- TikTok: https://bit.ly/3qfUD2V Thank you for sponsoring our show. If you'd like to support our mission to end the stigma and economic disparity that comes along with not having a college degree, please share with a friend, drop us a review on Apple Podcast and/or subscribe to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/nodegree. Remember, no degree? No problem! Whether you're contemplating college or you're a college dropout, get started with your no-degree job search at nodegree.com.
He got his start as an entrepreneur at the age of eight. He had a newspaper route. Today, John Viola is a successful soccer agent. This week he discusses the challenges faced and mistakes made along the way and emphasizes the importance of passion and hard work in achieving success. John also highlights the impact of AI in the soccer industry and the opportunities it presents. He shares inspiring stories of players he has represented and the satisfaction he derives from helping them achieve their dreams. John aims to pass on his knowledge and mentor aspiring soccer agents through his academy.Key Points DiscussedPassion and hard work are keys to success in any career.Mistakes are opportunities for growth and learning.The soccer industry is constantly evolving, and embracing new technologies like AI can lead to new opportunities.Helping others achieve their dreams can be incredibly rewarding.A college degree is not a prerequisite for success in the soccer agent industry.Timestamps00:00 Introduction: From Selling Newspapers to Becoming a Top Soccer Agent 01:28 The Role of a Soccer Agent: Negotiating Contracts, Scouting Players, and Networking 04:10 Transitioning Careers: From Electrician to Financial Services to Soccer Agent 06:31 Becoming a FIFA Agent and Building a Successful Career 11:22 The Evolution of the Football Industry: Changes and the Impact of Technology 14:19 Overcoming Challenges: Perseverance and Learning from Mistakes 23:45 Inspiring Stories: Helping Players Achieve Their Dreams 26:12 Navigating Difficult Times: Overcoming Challenges and Staying Motivated 27:36 Teaching and Mentoring: Passing on Knowledge to Aspiring Soccer Agents 29:04 Opportunities for Aspiring Soccer Agents: Fast-Tracking Careers and Building Success 32:28 An Inspirational Story: From McDonald's Delivery Guy to Successful Soccer Agent 35:22 Final Thoughts: Pursuing Passion and Finding Fulfillment in the Soccer Agent Industry Support/Contact John:-LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-viola-8a642641/-Website: https://www.451fc.com/ Books and resources mentioned in this podcast:Resume course: https://bit.ly/podcastpca Need career or resume advice? Follow and/or connect with Jonaed Iqbal on LinkedIn.- LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/JonaedIqbalND Connect with us on social media!- LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/NoDegreeLinkedIn- Facebook: https://bit.ly/NoDegreeFB- Instagram: https://bit.ly/NoDegreeIG- Twitter: https://bit.ly/NoDegreeTW- TikTok: https://bit.ly/3qfUD2V Thank you for sponsoring our show. If you'd like to support our mission to end the stigma and economic disparity that comes along with not having a college degree, please share with a friend, drop us a review on Apple Podcast and/or subscribe to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/nodegree. Remember, no degree? No problem! Whether you're contemplating college or you're a college dropout, get started with your no-degree job search at nodegree.com.
Do you want a good job? Most people feel that to get one, you need to follow a preset path. Go to college. Get a degree. But with information at our fingertips in split-seconds thanks to the internet, there are options.In this episode Joel Bein talks to Jonaed about how Career Hackers is empowering job seekers to take charge of their learning and careers.Listen in as he tells Jonaed about:How to get a job without applyingHow you can get an 80% response rate by sending cold emails to a potential employerWhy you should treat your job-hunt like a salesSupport/Contact Joel Bein:Personal website: https://joelbein.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/joel_beinResources mentioned in this podcast4 Types of Projects to Create Value (and Win the Job): https://careerhackers.com/4-types-of-projects-to-create-value-and-win-the-job/The Daily Job Hunt Podcast: https://joelbein.com/podcast-2/Sponsors: Business XPScholarship: https://www.business-xp.com/nodegree Need career or resume advice? Follow and/or connect with Jonaed Iqbal on LinkedIn.- LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/JonaedIqbalND Connect with us on social media!- LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/NoDegreeLinkedIn- Facebook: https://bit.ly/NoDegreeFB- Instagram: https://bit.ly/NoDegreeIG- Twitter: https://bit.ly/NoDegreeTW- TikTok: https://bit.ly/3qfUD2V Thank you for sponsoring our show. If you'd like to support our mission to end the stigma and economic disparity that comes along with not having a college degree, please share with a friend, drop us a review on Apple Podcast and/or subscribe to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/nodegree. Remember, no degree? No problem! Whether you're contemplating college or you're a college dropout, get started with your no-degree job search at nodegree.com.
Get ready to be inspired by Dustin Gutkowski, a hard-working roofer and successful entrepreneur, as he shares his story of personal/career growth and the challenges faced on his journey. Dustin dishes out wisdom on finding inner joy and hustling hard to make it big. From his gutsy leap into the roofing world to the heartfelt satisfaction of helping folks in tough spots, Dustin's story will have you hooked from start to finish.Key Points Discussed:Social media is a powerful tool for networking and expanding your business.Personal development and self-reflection are crucial for success.Building relationships and providing value are key to networking effectively.Losing everything can be a valuable learning experience and an opportunity for personal growth. Focus on personal growth and finding happiness within yourself.Transitioning into a new industry can be successful with the right mindset and determination.Passion is built through hard work and realizing what you enjoy.Building a people-centric company is crucial for long-term success.Overcome the fear of judgment and stay true to yourself.Empower and care for your employees to create a positive work environment.Don't be afraid to fail and learn from your mistakes.Stop worrying about what others think and focus on your own goals and dreams.Timestamps:00:00 Introduction: From Homelessness to Success02:44 Mindset Shifts and Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone09:11 Challenges in High School and Finding Direction14:10 Success in the Fitness Industry and Losing It All23:28 Bouncing Back and Building Meaningful Connections27:11 The Journey of Personal Growth30:55 Changing Yourself to Change the World33:43 Building a Successful Roofing Company36:29 Caring for People and Providing Value41:14 Overcoming the Fear of Judgment47:18 Pursuing Your Goals Without Fear53:08 Salary Ranges in the Fitness and Roofing IndustriesSupport/Contact Dustin:LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dustin-gutkowski-9a8474177/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dustingutkowskirr/X: https://twitter.com/dustingutkowski?lang=enFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/dustin.gutkowski/Company Website: www.results-roofing.com/ Books and resources mentioned in this podcast:Resume course: https://bit.ly/podcastpca Need career or resume advice? Follow and/or connect with Jonaed Iqbal on LinkedIn.- LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/JonaedIqbalND Connect with us on social media!- LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/NoDegreeLinkedIn- Facebook: https://bit.ly/NoDegreeFB- Instagram: https://bit.ly/NoDegreeIG- Twitter: https://bit.ly/NoDegreeTW- TikTok: https://bit.ly/3qfUD2V Thank you for sponsoring our show. If you'd like to support our mission to end the stigma and economic disparity that comes along with not having a college degree, please share with a friend, drop us a review on Apple Podcast and/or subscribe to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/nodegree. Remember, no degree? No problem! Whether you're contemplating college or you're a college dropout, get started with your no-degree job search at nodegree.com.
He got raises although management said they weren’t giving raises that year. Scott Barlow has even transitioned from Operations Management to HR. He made career changes like that many times over a 20-year period. If you don’t know what to do after high school or you want to make a career change, listen in as Scott Barlow tells Jonaed:How he transitioned from one career to the another in a different industry several times.About experiments you can do in your job search that can help you to figure out what career to choose.How networking can help you get your dream job.Support/Contact Scott:LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/scottanthonybarlow/Company: Happened to Your CareerWebsite: https://happentoyourcareer.com/ Need career or resume advice? Follow and/or connect with Jonaed Iqbal on LinkedIn.- LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/JonaedIqbalND Connect with us on social media!- LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/NoDegreeLinkedIn- Facebook: https://bit.ly/NoDegreeFB- Instagram: https://bit.ly/NoDegreeIG- Twitter: https://bit.ly/NoDegreeTW- TikTok: https://bit.ly/3qfUD2V Thank you for sponsoring our show. If you'd like to support our mission to end the stigma and economic disparity that comes along with not having a college degree, please share with a friend, drop us a review on Apple Podcast and/or subscribe to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/nodegree. Remember, no degree? No problem! Whether you're contemplating college or you're a college dropout, get started with your no-degree job search at nodegree.com.
Did you know that government contracting can be lucrative? In this episode, Chanel Rose, a seasoned expert explains how to break into this profitable industry. Discover what government contracting really entails and get insider tips on scoring those coveted contracts. Learn how to set up your business, snag contract opportunities, and sell your unique value proposition. Plus, dive into the thriving community and buzz surrounding government contracting, proving that a college degree isn't always the golden ticket. So, if you're ready to kickstart your career sans college debt, tune in now and unlock the secrets to government contracting success! Key points discussed:- Government contracting is a project-based work where businesses take on a piece of a larger project for the government.- Government contracting offers consistent income and unlimited earning potential, making it a reliable source of revenue for businesses.- To get started in government contracting, establish your business, find contract opportunities through government websites, and ensure you have the necessary funding and infrastructure to fulfill contracts.- Financial planning and risk mitigation are crucial in government contracting, including having enough capital to pay employees and understanding the payment terms of contracts.- Articulating your value and understanding the costs and margins in government contracting are essential for success in the industry. Government contracting offers a supportive and exciting environment for businesses.- Understanding the specific requirements of different areas, such as the boroughs of New York City, is crucial for successful government contracting.- Government contracts are available in a wide range of industries, including those that are sought after and those experiencing layoffs.- Most government contracts do not require a college degree, making them accessible to a wide range of individuals.- Financial screens and credit checks may be required for certain contracts, particularly in construction and transportation.- Doing the work, networking, and learning from rejections are key factors for success in government contracting.Timestamps:- 00:00 Introduction to Government Contracting- 06:48 Establishing a Business and Building Credit for Government Contracting- 25:28 Thriving Industries in Government Contracting- 32:43 The Importance of Support Staff in Business- 41:09 The Wide Range of Products and Services in Government Contracting Support/Contact Chanel Rose:- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chanelrose/ Books and resources mentioned in this podcast: - Resume course: https://bit.ly/podcastpca Need career or resume advice? Follow and/or connect with Jonaed Iqbal on LinkedIn.- LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/JonaedIqbalND Connect with us on social media!- LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/NoDegreeLinkedIn- Facebook: https://bit.ly/NoDegreeFB- Instagram: https://bit.ly/NoDegreeIG- Twitter: https://bit.ly/NoDegreeTW- TikTok: https://bit.ly/3qfUD2V Thank you for sponsoring our show. If you'd like to support our mission to end the stigma and economic disparity that comes along with not having a college degree, please share with a friend, drop us a review on Apple Podcast and/or subscribe to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/nodegree. Remember, no degree? No problem! Whether you're contemplating college or you're a college dropout, get started with your no-degree job search at nodegree.com.
Do you ever feel like the traditional education system just isn't cutting it? This week Nat Greene, the brains behind Futures Forge, talks about why that is and what we can do about it. Forget boring lectures and pointless grades – Nat's diving deep into why we need a fresh, science-based approach to learning that lasts a lifetime. From the hefty price tag of college to the lack of real-world know-how, he's covering it all. Plus, he's got the inside scoop on Futures Forge's game-changing one-year program, designed to set you up for success in the real world. Don't miss out – tune in and get ready to rethink education! Key Points Discussed:- Traditional higher education is failing to prepare students for the job market and is inefficient in terms of time and cost.- Skills and practical experience are more valuable than knowledge in today's economy.- Colleges do not teach important skills such as networking and critical thinking.- The college system is lacking diversity in thought and is politically captured.- Alternative education models that focus on community learning and practical skills can provide a more effective and affordable education. The traditional college education system is flawed and needs to adapt to the changing job market.- Personal traits and attributes, such as grit and determination, are crucial for success in the real world.- A one-year program that focuses on developing real-world skills and challenges the top colleges is a viable alternative to traditional education.- Supporting alternative learning opportunities can help create a more diverse and effective education system. Timestamps:00:00 The Inefficiencies of Traditional Higher Education06:13 Skills vs Knowledge: The Importance of Practical Experience29:26 Importance of Real-World Skills38:17 Challenging the Status Quo Support/Contact Nat:- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nathanielgreeneBooks and resources mentioned in this podcast:- Resume course: https://bit.ly/podcastpca - Futures Forge: www.futuresforge.org Need career or resume advice? Follow and/or connect with Jonaed Iqbal on LinkedIn.- LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/JonaedIqbalND Connect with us on social media!- LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/NoDegreeLinkedIn- Facebook: https://bit.ly/NoDegreeFB- Instagram: https://bit.ly/NoDegreeIG- Twitter: https://bit.ly/NoDegreeTW- TikTok: https://bit.ly/3qfUD2V Thank you for sponsoring our show. If you'd like to support our mission to end the stigma and economic disparity that comes along with not having a college degree, please share with a friend, drop us a review on Apple Podcast and/or subscribe to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/nodegree. Remember, no degree? No problem! Whether you're contemplating college or you're a college dropout, get started with your no-degree job search at nodegree.com.
Public reading was a challenge because of his dyslexia. In this conversation, Gerald Rosengarten discusses his struggles with dyslexia and the challenges he faced in school. He talks about his early jobs in the clothing industry and his transition into wholesale and textiles. He shares the story of how he popularized the leisure suit and the subsequent decline of the fashion trend. Gerald also delves into his foray into real estate and loft development, as well as his experiences with trust and contracts in business. He emphasizes the importance of choosing a supportive spouse and surrounding oneself with trustworthy individuals. Key points discussed:Struggles with dyslexia can be overcome with the right support and strategies.Jumping on opportunities and taking risks can lead to success in various industries.Building strong relationships and partnerships is crucial in business.Choosing a supportive spouse can have a significant impact on personal and professional growth. Trust your instincts and follow your vision.Success is not just about money, but about doing something that sustains you.Inspire and provide direction to young people.Perseverance and learning from failures are key to success.Timestmps:00:00 Introduction to Jerry Rosengarten and his journey06:00 Dropping out of college and finding employment24:25 Discovering dyslexia and finding a solution35:34 Advice for the 15-year-old version of Jerry Support/Contact Jerry:- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gerald-rosengarten-0b90831b/ Books and resources mentioned in this podcast: - Resume course: https://bit.ly/podcastpca- Jump on the Train: https://amzn.to/3UYKbg5 Need career or resume advice? Follow and/or connect with Jonaed Iqbal on LinkedIn.- LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/JonaedIqbalND Connect with us on social media!- LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/NoDegreeLinkedIn- Facebook: https://bit.ly/NoDegreeFB- Instagram: https://bit.ly/NoDegreeIG- Twitter: https://bit.ly/NoDegreeTW- TikTok: https://bit.ly/3qfUD2V Thank you for sponsoring our show. If you'd like to support our mission to end the stigma and economic disparity that comes along with not having a college degree, please share with a friend, drop us a review on Apple Podcast and/or subscribe to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/nodegree. Remember, no degree? No problem! Whether you're contemplating college or you're a college dropout, get started with your no-degree job search at nodegree.com.
This episode features Dr. Andrea Isoni, an expert in AI and data sciences. The conversation focuses on the journey to becoming a machine learning engineer or data scientist without a degree. The interview covers topics such as understanding Linux and the command line, learning programming languages, using frameworks like Django, and collaborating with others using Git/GitHub.Andrea also shares insights on finding the right internships and job opportunities, staying competitive in the field, and building a strong CV.On the topic of boot camps, Andrea cautions against believing in boot camps that promise quick results and high-paying jobs, highlighting the competitive and saturated job market. He suggests researching boot camps and online courses thoroughly, considering reviews, and talking to others who have gone through them.Finally, He encourages perseverance and dedication for those looking to break into the field without a college degree, acknowledging that it is a challenging but possible journey.Key points discussed:Becoming a machine learning engineer or data scientist without a degree is a multi-year journey that requires dedication and continuous learning.Fundamental knowledge of Linux, the command line, programming languages, and frameworks like Django is essential for success in the field.Collaboration and self-motivation are key to overcoming challenges and staying competitive in the industry.Building a strong CV through internships, certifications, and personal projects is crucial for career advancement.Regular self-evaluation and setting realistic expectations are important for maintaining motivation and progress. Finding the right learning resources is crucial for success in AI and machine learning.Be cautious of boot camps that promise quick results and high-paying jobs.Thoroughly research boot camps and online courses, considering reviews, and talking to others who have gone through them.Breaking into the field without a college degree is possible but requires dedication and hardTimestamps:00:00 Introduction and Background02:24 Starting with Linux and Programming05:20 Understanding Front-end and Back-end Development07:39 Learning Object-Oriented Programming and Git10:03 Getting Comfortable with Programming13:24 Qualifying for Internships or Software Testing Positions15:48 Maximizing the Internship Experience23:20 Staying Competitive in the Field29:39 Experimenting with AI Tools and Competitions34:41 Judging Progress and Evaluating Skills38:04 Continuing to Learn and Stay Competitive46:45 Final Thoughts and Recommendations47:14 Conclusion and SponsorshipSupport/Contact Andrea:LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andreaisoni20?utm_source=share&utm_campaign=share_via&utm_content=profile&utm_medium=android_appWebsite: https://www.aitechwnologies.co/Books and resources mentioned in this podcast:Resume course: https://bit.ly/podcastpca  Need career or resume advice? Follow and/or connect with Jonaed Iqbal on LinkedIn.- LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/JonaedIqbalND Connect with us on social media!- LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/NoDegreeLinkedIn- Facebook: https://bit.ly/NoDegreeFB- Instagram: https://bit.ly/NoDegreeIG- Twitter: https://bit.ly/NoDegreeTW- TikTok: https://bit.ly/3qfUD2V Thank you for sponsoring our show. If you'd like to support our mission to end the stigma and economic disparity that comes along with not having a college degree, please share with a friend, drop us a review on Apple Podcast and/or subscribe to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/nodegree. Remember, no degree? No problem! Whether you're contemplating college or you're a college dropout, get started with your no-degree job search at nodegree.com.
With tuition costs soaring, how can students make informed decisions about their education? In this episode, Mark Salisbury discusses the lack of price transparency in college tuition and the impact it has on students and families. He shares insights into the pricing strategies of colleges and universities, the distribution of sticker prices, and the misconceptions surrounding the value of brand name colleges. Mark also highlights the importance of understanding the cost of attendance and the ancillary costs associated with college education. He introduces TuitionFit.org, a platform that provides transparency in college pricing and helps students make informed decisions about their education. Key points discussed:- Colleges and universities often lack price transparency, making it difficult for students and families to know the actual cost of attendance.- The sticker price of college is often not what students actually pay, as colleges offer discounts and financial aid packages.- The perception that brand name colleges offer a better education is not always supported by data, and students can receive a quality education at various price points.- The cost of attendance includes not only tuition and fees but also indirect costs such as textbooks, room and board, and other expenses.- Tuitionfit.org is a platform that allows students to share their financial aid award letters anonymously, providing transparency in college pricing and helping students make informed decisions. Timestamps:- 00:00 Introduction to College Tuition and Price Transparency- 03:21 The Absence of Price Transparency in College Pricing- 08:02 The Challenges of Building TuitionFit- 10:25 The Impact of Information Asymmetry in College Pricing- 13:19 The Myth of Sticker Price and Prestigious Institutions- 21:24 Insights on College Pricing and Perception- 25:19 The Ancillary Costs of College Attendance- 28:41 The Need for Transparency and Education Reform- 36:49 The Shift in College Decision-Making and TuitionFit.org Need career or resume advice? Follow and/or connect with Jonaed Iqbal on LinkedIn.- LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/JonaedIqbalND Connect with us on social media!- LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/NoDegreeLinkedIn- Facebook: https://bit.ly/NoDegreeFB- Instagram: https://bit.ly/NoDegreeIG- Twitter: https://bit.ly/NoDegreeTW- TikTok: https://bit.ly/3qfUD2V Thank you for sponsoring our show. If you'd like to support our mission to end the stigma and economic disparity that comes along with not having a college degree, please share with a friend, drop us a review on Apple Podcast and/or subscribe to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/nodegree. Remember, no degree? No problem! Whether you're contemplating college or you're a college dropout, get started with your no-degree job search at nodegree.com.
Need career or resume advice? Follow and/or connect with Jonaed Iqbal on LinkedIn. - LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/JonaedIqbalND   Connect with us on social media! - LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/NoDegreeLinkedIn - Facebook: https://bit.ly/NoDegreeFB - Instagram: https://bit.ly/NoDegreeIG - Twitter: https://bit.ly/NoDegreeTW - TikTok: https://bit.ly/3qfUD2V   Thank you for sponsoring our show. If you'd like to support our mission to end the stigma and economic disparity that comes along with not having a college degree, please share with a friend, drop us a review on Apple Podcast and/or subscribe to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/nodegree.   Remember, no degree? No problem! Whether you're contemplating college or you're a college dropout, get started with your no-degree job search at nodegree.com.
Did you know you can work in Tech without coding skills? In this episode, Ty Smith unveils the world of reselling commercial B2B tech products and solutions. He reveals how anyone can enter this field without a college degree by partnering with tech distributors or brokers. Ty stresses the importance of building relationships, exuding confidence, and avoiding chasing trends. He shares success stories of individuals who achieved financial freedom in the IT realm and encourages self-education through industry events. Join Ty as he highlights the high earning potential and accessible entry into the IT industry without a college degree.Key points discussed:- There are opportunities for people to resell commercial B2B tech products and solutions.- Building relationships and having confidence are key to success in this field.- Residual income can be earned by partnering with technology services distributors. It takes time and effort to build a book of business and earn a living in this industry.- Avoid the temptation of chasing after new trends and focus on your core business. Young individuals who are tech-savvy and spend a lot of time with technology may have the potential to become IT consultants.- Early education and exposure to the IT industry can help individuals build a successful career.- Success stories of individuals who started their own IT businesses highlight the opportunities available in the industry.- Attending industry events and getting educated about the IT industry can lead to networking opportunities and career growth. Timestamps:- 00:00 Introduction- 02:22 Channel Sales Overview- 04:11 Finding Opportunities- 05:24 Getting Started- 06:49 Sales Process- 09:06 Success Factors- 10:54 Selling Unique Products- 14:08 Sales Cycle Length- 16:28 Building Relationships- 22:07 Challenges and Networking- 24:59 Timeframe for Earning a Living- 26:53 Building Residuals while Working a Day Job- 28:17 Different Types of People in the Channel Sales Industry- 29:42 Opportunities in the Changing Channel Landscape- 30:29 Expenses and Investments in Channel Sales- 33:16 Communities and Networking in Channel Sales- 35:33 Mistakes to Avoid in Channel Sales- 37:30 Scaling and Growing in Channel Sales- 39:26 The Shift towards AI and Customer Experience- 44:43 Opportunities for Young Entrepreneurs in Channel Sales- 47:30 Success Stories in the Channel Sales Industry Support/Contact Ty:- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tyrellsmith/  Books and resources mentioned in this podcast: - Resume course: https://bit.ly/podcastpca- Channel Vision Magazine: https://channelvisionmag.com/- ITEXPO: https://www.itexpo.com/ Need career or resume advice? Follow and/or connect with Jonaed Iqbal on LinkedIn.- LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/JonaedIqbalND Connect with us on social media!- LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/NoDegreeLinkedIn- Facebook: https://bit.ly/NoDegreeFB- Instagram: https://bit.ly/NoDegreeIG- Twitter: https://bit.ly/NoDegreeTW- TikTok: https://bit.ly/3qfUD2V Thank you for sponsoring our show. If you'd like to support our mission to end the stigma and economic disparity that comes along with not having a college degree, please share with a friend, drop us a review on Apple Podcast and/or subscribe to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/nodegree. Remember, no degree? No problem! Whether you're contemplating college or you're a college dropout, get started with your no-degree job search at nodegree.com.
After leaving a toxic work environment, Suzanne Kelly vowed to never work for anyone ever again. She put together all she needed to start her own employment agency with just six months of planning. The years spent as a recruiter taught her the hiring process inside and out. She understands business and leadership. As a Chief Talent Advisor, she curates unbiased referencing for c-suite executives. When companies select their top tier candidates, they can’t accurately assess a candidate’s soft skills, work ethic, or integrity. With her proprietary method for unbiased referencing, she finds out if a candidate is exactly who they say they are even before they interview. Listen in as she shares her story with Jonaed.Need training on hiring best practices, help with unbiased referencing for the next executive in your company or just for speaking engagements?  Get in touch with Suzanne.Contact info:LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/suzannekellynyc/Website:  https://www.intellisightglobal.com/ (formerly suzannekelly.com)Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/suediligence/Twitter:  https://twitter.com/suediligenceTimestampsWhat Suzanne does as Chief Talent Advisor?As a Chief Talent Advisor, Suzanne Kelly curates unbiased referencing for c-suite executives. When companies select their top tier candidates, they can’t accurately assess a candidate’s soft skills, work ethic, or integrity. With her proprietary method for unbiased referencing, she finds out if a candidate is exactly who they say they are even before the interview. [Timestamp 01:26] What makes her service valuable?She’s doesn’t know the candidates so she’s the only one in the hiring process that’s truly unbiased. [Timestamp 2:11] What kind of student was she?She was an average student that didn’t like school. She wanted to travel the world as a flight attendant. Her father’s only requirement was that she take a business course in case the flight attendant position didn’t work out.  [Timestamp 3:35] What happened after high school?She got married at an early age and didn’t follow her dreams of becoming a flight attendant. So instead she became an administrative assistant. Eventually, she was stuck working for a narcissistic boss. [Timestamp 5:56] How she got started on her entrepreneurial path? She got enough of her narcissistic boss and quit. She vowed never to work for anyone again. She started her own employment agency. Her first client was the very company she left. [Timestamp 7:21] What helped her to launch her own company?She believes that her childhood was a bootcamp for life. She grew up with three brothers that teased her relentlessly. Her father was a senior-level corporate man. She learned to have a good work ethic, to have integrity and to be disciplined from him. [Timestamp 9:03] What attracted her to recruiting?She was aware of the fact that she had good people skills. It was easy for her to talk to people and elicit information from them. She researched, learned it was a lucrative business and thought it would be a good business to pursue. [Timestamp 10:38] What can a good recruiter do?She believes that a good recruiter can walk the tight-rope between the candidate and the clients they represent. The companies were the ones that pay the fee but the candidates have to equally be happy. [Timestamp 13:22] What was Suzanne’s recruiting style?Very personal. When she witnessed a candidate fight back tears as she rejected a job because her husband didn’t think the job was a good fit for her, Suzanne asked to speak to the husband. She recalled his love of cooking (as the candidate had shared with her before). Since Suzanne also loves to cook, when she got on the phone, the first thing they spoke about was cooking. They spoke at length. The ice was broken and Suzanne told him why she felt his wife was a good fit for the job. He said that it was her decision. The candidate took the job and twenty years later, she’s still at the same company. [Timestamp 15:16] How did her proprietary method come about?She had a client that hired a new head of HR that was firing employees that had been there for ten or twenty years. There was a job the company asked Suzanne to fill. She presented the person she found but the new head of HR didn’t feel he was the right fit. Suzanne pressed and asked why. Her instinct was telling her he was inflexible. As a result, Suzanne rolled up her sleeves and found about eight different references for this candidate. She kept records of phone calls verbatim and compiled a detailed report that documented how this client was anything but inflexible. [Timestamp 21:45] The reason for hiring mistake companies make?Not doing a quality reference check that verifies a person’s soft skills and that they’re indeed the right fit for the company. [Timestamp 25:56] What are the common mistakes some recruiters make?They make it all about themselves and their fee. [Timestamp 27:00] Why did she start reference checking?She felt it was time for her to do something else and she felt that the reference checking process was broken. Seven out of ten employees in America aren’t engaged in their work. Companies are who they hire. [Timestamp 28:47] Biggest lessons learned?Hiring mistakes don’t discriminate. They happen to the best of us. [Timestamp 33:37] Has the lack of a degree ever held you back from getting clients?When people ask where she went to college, she tells them she has a PhD from the University of Hard Knocks. She feels she’s learned the most valuable lessons by making mistakes, falling down, being resilient, getting back up, and most importantly failing forward. [Timestamp 35:09] Advice for those looking to get into recruiting?Do your research and look for the driving force behind that desire. [Timestamp 36:19] What’s changed in the recruiting industry since you started to now?Recruiting should be human interaction, not a transaction. It's a tragedy that many extraordinary candidates out there have developed skills throughout their careers that are transferable, but they don't have someone fighting for them. They're being screened out based on keyword searches.[Timestamp 39:08] What’s next?Suzanne wants to really get involved in training. Many companies are selecting the best of the worst candidates. [Timestamp 42:46] What Suzanne sees because of the work she does?The extraordinary, fully engaged superstar leaders all have the same qualities. They put people first.  They can have a thousand employees and they know almost all of them by first name. They know their families, they have empathy, they have faith. They do a lot of philanthropy and they give a lot and they're selfless. Anyone that's fortunate enough to work for people like this, it can really be life-altering.[Timestamp 45:15] Need career or resume advice? Follow and/or connect with Jonaed Iqbal on LinkedIn.- LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/JonaedIqbalND Connect with us on social media!- LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/NoDegreeLinkedIn- Facebook: https://bit.ly/NoDegreeFB- Instagram: https://bit.ly/NoDegreeIG- Twitter: https://bit.ly/NoDegreeTW- TikTok: https://bit.ly/3qfUD2V Thank you for sponsoring our show. If you'd like to support our mission to end the stigma and economic disparity that comes along with not having a college degree, please share with a friend, drop us a review on Apple Podcast and/or subscribe to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/nodegree. Remember, no degree? No problem! Whether you're contemplating college or you're a college dropout, get started with your no-degree job search at nodegree.com.
She outworked and outshined others around her with creativity and hard work. Monique Davis leveraged her experience recruiting models to break into the recruiting world. She's now the founder of Fresh Talent Sources, a sourcing and training firm that helps startups and small to medium-sized businesses get the best candidates to help their establishments thrive. Need career or resume advice? Follow and/or connect with Jonaed Iqbal on LinkedIn.- LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/JonaedIqbalND Connect with us on social media!- LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/NoDegreeLinkedIn- Facebook: https://bit.ly/NoDegreeFB- Instagram: https://bit.ly/NoDegreeIG- Twitter: https://bit.ly/NoDegreeTW- TikTok: https://bit.ly/3qfUD2V Thank you for sponsoring our show. If you'd like to support our mission to end the stigma and economic disparity that comes along with not having a college degree, please share with a friend, drop us a review on Apple Podcast and/or subscribe to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/nodegree. Remember, no degree? No problem! Whether you're contemplating college or you're a college dropout, get started with your no-degree job search at nodegree.com.
 Christopher Nesbit did web development from the tender age of seven. He's been an art teacher, a computer technician, a manager of retail stores, even a CNC technician. He's owned several businesses from web development to marketing. All of these experiences gave him a solid foundation for Industrial Marketing. Listen as he shares his NoDegree story with Jonaed.TimestampsGood work ethic, how did Chris get it?  [Timestamp 1:49]Working from an early age cultivated this quality in him. He always dressed for the job he wanted. Being well trained played a key role in him knowing how to interview. His strategy for interviewing with no degree? [Timestamp 8:05]He was not deceptive about not having a degree but if they didn't bring it up, he didn't bring it up.One of the best industries to work without a degree?  [Timestamp 13:12]Manufacturing since you can start out on the floor and end up becoming a manager or director of production. Benefits of a Tech school or STEM/STEAM programs? Apprenticeship programs are available that pay you to work with companies. How to get ahead without a degree? [Timestamp 15:52]Dedication and willingness to learn. Why some people don't get degrees? [Timestamp 18:02]People with no degrees crave knowledge, they education system just doesn't stimulate them enough. So they find their own way to learn what they want. Interested in starting your own business? [Timestamp 32:55]Start as soon as possible. Fail fast and fail often in order to figure out what worked and what didn't. What taught Chris everything he needed to know about business? [Timestamp 33:25]In spite of the college courses he took, it was owning and operating a business for five years. A mistake many people make?  [Timestamp 35:44]Not setting high enough goals and going after them. Doing so changes your trajectory forever.  Need marketing for your industrial company? Get in touch with Chris.Contact info:LinkedIn: Christoper NesbitWebsite: www.nesbitmarketing.comInstagram: @NesbitMarketingFacebook: Nesbit Marketing Need career or resume advice? Follow and/or connect with Jonaed Iqbal on LinkedIn.- LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/JonaedIqbalND Connect with us on social media!- LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/NoDegreeLinkedIn- Facebook: https://bit.ly/NoDegreeFB- Instagram: https://bit.ly/NoDegreeIG- Twitter: https://bit.ly/NoDegreeTW- TikTok: https://bit.ly/3qfUD2V Thank you for sponsoring our show. If you'd like to support our mission to end the stigma and economic disparity that comes along with not having a college degree, please share with a friend, drop us a review on Apple Podcast and/or subscribe to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/nodegree. Remember, no degree? No problem! Whether you're contemplating college or you're a college dropout, get started with your no-degree job search at nodegree.com.
Jamar Jones, founder of Foureva Media, shares his journey as a rapper and entrepreneur. He discusses his high school experiences, his passion for music, and the challenges he faced in the industry. Jamar emphasizes the importance of hard work and investing in oneself. He also talks about his transition to the IT field and how his experience as a performer helped him in the workplace. Ultimately, Jamar started his own media company to help others market and promote their brands. Key points discussed:-Don't be afraid to pursue your passion and start from scratch.- Invest in yourself and continuously improve your skills.- Having a plan B can provide stability and open up new opportunities.- Apply the lessons learned from one industry to another.- Confidence and perseverance are key to success in any field. - Transitioning to entrepreneurship requires taking a leap of faith and betting on oneself.- The first year in business can be challenging and requires perseverance and a willingness to learn.- Building a team and finding a niche are crucial for long-term success.- Shifting focus and adapting to market demands can lead to new opportunities and growth.- Taking calculated risks and embracing authenticity are key to personal and professional development.Timestamps:(0:00) Introduction to Jamar Jones and his journey in music and entrepreneurship(8:46) Jamar's personal growth and the correlation with his music career(13:34) Jamar's experience hosting music events and creating the 'We Are Cancer Tour'(24:29) Jamar's transition from music to IT and the importance of having a Plan B(33:27) How Jamar's performance background helped him in the workplace and his transition to starting his own company(43:03) Building a team and transitioning from a "video guy" to running a video production company(51:36) The birth of Forever Media, impact of COVID-19, and understanding the stages of business(54:40) Advice to Jamar's 18-year-old self and the importance of team care in pursuing a vision(57:37) How to support and follow Jamar, and introduction to The Forever Podcast Support/Contact Jamar:- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/relatablejamar- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fourevamedia/- Podcast: https://www.fourevamedia.com/podcast Books and resources mentioned in this podcast: - Resume course: https://bit.ly/podcastpca- Change Your Circle, Change Your Life: https://amzn.to/483rRGo Need career or resume advice? Follow and/or connect with Jonaed Iqbal on LinkedIn.- LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/JonaedIqbalND Connect with us on social media!- LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/NoDegreeLinkedIn- Facebook: https://bit.ly/NoDegreeFB- Instagram: https://bit.ly/NoDegreeIG- Twitter: https://bit.ly/NoDegreeTW- TikTok: https://bit.ly/3qfUD2V Thank you for sponsoring our show. If you'd like to support our mission to end the stigma and economic disparity that comes along with not having a college degree, please share with a friend, drop us a review on Apple Podcast and/or subscribe to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/nodegree. Remember, no degree? No problem! Whether you're contemplating college or you're a college dropout, get started with your no-degree job search at nodegree.com.
Imagine getting job opportunities WITHOUT applying for them. Seems too good to be true? Well, that’s exactly what happened to Jae Taylor, a tech executive who’s worked at famous companies like Microsoft, Expedia, and Salesforce, to name a few.Listen in as he discusses how building a strong personal reputation is essential for career resilience, how it can lead to new opportunities and offer protection during layoffs or organizational changes. As he shares his journey in the tech industry he gives insight into career growth, job-search strategies in an employer-driven economy, and changes in job hunting in different economic climates.Key points discussed:- Building a strong personal reputation within and outside of a company is essential for career resilience, as it can lead to new opportunities and offer protection during layoffs or organizational changes.- Specializing in a domain can give you a competitive edge, especially in a tight job market, as employers may prefer candidates with specific expertise over generalists.- Networking and maintaining relationships are crucial in both up and down economies, as they can lead to job referrals and opportunities that might not be accessible through traditional job applications.Timestamps:(0:00) Introduction and overview of episode's content(1:54) Jay Taylor's journey: Salesforce to Twitter to Peloton(7:47) Anticipation of layoffs at Peloton and volunteering to be laid off(12:22) Lessons learned from layoffs and down tech market(16:17) Sponsor: Get Your Dream Career Course by Jonaed Iqbal(18:39) Importance of continuous learning and preparation for economic shifts(24:27) Jae's experience with job transition after being laid off by Peloton(31:11) Jonaed's advice on choosing a specialty during a down economy(35:14) Jae's advice on building a reputation based on trusted execution(42:12) Jae Taylor discussing the growth of Mentor Mesh community(50:03) Jae Taylor introduces Mentor Mesh.io and its eventsSupport/Contact Jae:- Website: https://mentormesh.io- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jaeontech/ Books and resources mentioned in this podcast: - Resume course: https://bit.ly/podcastpca  Need career or resume advice? Follow and/or connect with Jonaed Iqbal on LinkedIn.- LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/JonaedIqbalND Connect with us on social media!- LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/NoDegreeLinkedIn- Facebook: https://bit.ly/NoDegreeFB- Instagram: https://bit.ly/NoDegreeIG- Twitter: https://bit.ly/NoDegreeTW- TikTok: https://bit.ly/3qfUD2V Thank you for sponsoring our show. If you'd like to support our mission to end the stigma and economic disparity that comes along with not having a college degree, please share with a friend, drop us a review on Apple Podcast and/or subscribe to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/nodegree. Remember, no degree? No problem! Whether you're contemplating college or you're a college dropout, get started with your no-degree job search at nodegree.com.
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