Degree Free

Degree Free

Welcome to Degree Free! It’s our job to share fundamentals we’ve discovered and the mistakes we’ve made while self educating, getting work, building businesses, and making money. We’ll tell you how to make it happen, no degree needed!

Episodes

August 10, 2022 25 min

Due to Covid and the last couple of years, a lot of people are being left with work history gaps in their resumes. Today, we’re going to talk about some things you can do to address them!

In this episode, we talk about:

- Why a work gap is a big deal and what are the different ways you can do to address them? - The different strategies you can do to focus on the value you can provide when you're asked about your work gap, whate...

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Joel Bein is a Writer and Head of Growth at The Daily Job Hunt(Careerhackers.com), an email to over 200,000 subscribers with daily tips on how to supercharge your job search!

His experience in pitching companies directly allows him to land interviews 80% of the time. Joel has written 500+ blog posts and as a classically trained musician and conductor, is also the Founder of New Orleans Chamber Players.

He's also the author ...

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Costs are going up everywhere, and we’re paying more to live. But what if you could get paid to live somewhere?

In this episode, we talk about:

- What are the 6 US cities that'll pay you $10,000 to work from home there! - Why these cities are paying people to move to their cities and work remotely. - Why it can be a good idea to move to these cities to leverage your remote work salary and the low cost of living.

Ryan and Hannah...

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Audio engineer Jay Yow is behind The James Altucher's Show for 8 years. He watched it grow from a living room experiment to a podcast featuring the likes of Mark Cuban, Peter Thiel, Tony Robbins, Tim Ferriss, William Shatner, boasting millions of downloads.

Jay is a very passionate person when it comes to music and all kinds of media, especially sound. 

We talked about a variety of topics: His audio engineering journey and how ...

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You’ve seen this a million times on job descriptions. You’re led to believe that if you have more experience, you’ll get paid more. If you have less experience, then you’ll get paid less. This is a lie. Let’s talk about it!

In this episode, we talk about:

- How companies use "salary depends on experience" as a tactic to get you the lowest price possible and make it harder to negotiate. - How to prepare for a negotiation and...

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James Quandahl is an entrepreneur, author, performance coach, and host of The James Quandahl Show: helping you live your life to the fullest, be present and connect deeply with others, and build the life of your dreams. 

Quandahl has led teams for nearly two decades including two at Fortune 1000 companies and has coached hundreds of driven individuals to success. 

James’s agencies help natural product brands sell more on Amazon and...

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Today, we're going to talk about why you should be willing to relocate for a job even before you hit that apply button!

In this episode, we talk about:

- The importance of going to where the work is and how it can open your world up! - Why being willing to relocate can get you considered more seriously for a role and how it can make you stand out. - The things you'll learn from moving to a different place that'll help y...

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Today's episode is a special one because it's our 50th episode! 

It's been a year since we started the Degree Free podcast! We were doing other things and working multiple jobs and running another business so we started this as an experiment and it still is one in many respects. 

We didn't know what to expect and your overflowing support is a huge surprise and it's something that we sincerely appreciate! We'...

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Today, we're going to talk about 4 side hustles that you can start right now to learn skills, grow your network, increase your confidence and earn money!

In this episode, we talk about:

- How to start a services business and why it's the quickest way to earn money and learn business skills. - How you can learn content creation and sell that service to businesses - How to start a Print-On-Demand business using Printful or Et...

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Today, we're going to talk about why creating a side hustle can benefit you in your career, even if you don't want to be an entrepreneur!

In this episode, we talk about:

- How starting a side hustle can benefit your career even if you don't want to be an entrepreneur. - Why you shouldn't quit your job just to work on your side hustle. - Why there's a high chance that your side hustle will fail, but the experienc...

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With summer in full swing, we are going to be talking about how you can get summer jobs the Degree Free way! 

In this episode, we talk about:

- Traditional jobs that you can do this summer to earn money and work experience. - The skills you'll learn in these summer jobs that will help your career and also equip you with knowledge in starting a business. - 4 alternative project ideas that you can do to expand your knowledge and ...

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A lot of you guys wanted to know about different job opportunities for people who work in the service industry. Today, we’re going to talk about it!

In this episode, we talk about:

- The 9 career opportunities you might be qualified for with your experience in the restaurant industry. - What are the transferrable skills you already have from working in the restaurant industry, and how you can utilize them to go into a different car...

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Most of us are wondering, where are the jobs? 

So today, we are going to tell you the top 5 cities/metropolitan areas for job growth in 2022!

Welcome to Degree Free, where we explain what you can do instead of going to college, and how to teach yourself, get work, and make good money.

In this episode, we talk about:

- Where are the top US cities with the largest number of job opportunities and growth so you can have a starting poin...

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We hear all the time that we need to love our jobs. This is one of the biggest lies that we’ve all been told.

“Love what you do and you’ll never work a day in your life”.

Everyone’s heard that and multiple people have been credited with being the first ones to say this. 

The reality is the vast majority of people work so they can afford the things they need to make a decent life outside of work.

Welcome to Degree Free, where we exp...

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There are many reasons why you should keep on applying for jobs when you have a job. Watch the full episode to learn how often should you apply for jobs when you're employed!

Welcome to Degree Free, where we explain what you can do instead of going to college, and how to teach yourself, get work, and make good money.

In this episode, we talk about:

- How often should you apply for jobs when employed and why you should do it - W...

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Most of us are qualified for different job titles. But is one resume enough? 

Welcome to Degree Free, where we explain what you can do instead of going to college, and how to teach yourself, get work, and make good money.

In this episode, we talk about:

- Why you should create different resumes for different job titles you are qualified for - How to optimize your resume and clearly communicate your work experience to increase your ...

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Becoming a teacher is one of the most fulfilling careers that you can take. It's one of the best careers where you can directly contribute to the community in a meaningful way.

But most of us know that it doesn't pay as much especially if you're paying off your student debt. So, what if you can skip the college degree entirely and fulfill your goal of being a teacher?

Watch the full episode to learn more!

Welcome to Deg...

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Surprisingly, there are many great, high paying jobs that actually don’t require degrees. Learn which ones you can take without spending years of studying in college!

Welcome to Degree Free, where we explain what you can do instead of going to college, and how to teach yourself, get work, and make good money.

In this episode, we talk about:

• What are jobs that you think require college degrees and how you can take the degree free ...

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Imposter Syndrome is real, especially after getting a new job, and here's how to deal with it!

Welcome to Degree Free, where we explain what you can do instead of going to college, and how to teach yourself, get work, and make good money.

In this episode, we talk about:

  • Why having imposter syndrome on a new job is normal and it happens to almost everyone
  • What are the steps you can take to deal with imposter syndrome and get accl...
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    There are actually very few jobs that ACTUALLY REQUIRE college degrees. Listen to the full episode and be surprised to learn how many jobs you can actually have without a degree!

    Welcome to Degree Free, where we explain what you can do instead of going to college, and how to teach yourself, get work, and make good money.

    In this episode, we talk about:

    • The different jobs and fields that absolutely require a college degree • How r...

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