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

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


Earn $75k-$90k as a Data Analyst WITHOUT a College Degree–Jahmar Gale | E208 (EP135 republishe)

Earn $75k-$90k as a Data Analyst WITHOUT a College Degree–Jahmar Gale | E208 (EP135 republishe)

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:<...

Episode 208 11 June 2024 42m and 2s


From 1.1 GPA Highschooler to 6-Figure Software Developer–Marcus Young | EP207

From 1.1 GPA Highschooler to 6-Figure Software Developer–Marcus Young | EP207

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 do...

Episode 207 4 June 2024 38m and 13s


How this Latina College Drop Out Worked at Adobe, Disney and Google—Alejandra Ayala | E206 (E68 Republished)

How this Latina College Drop Out Worked at Adobe, Disney and Google—Alejandra Ayala | E206 (E68 Republished)

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.<...

Episode 206 29 May 2024 1h, 5m and 8s


Newspaper Boy to World-Famous Soccer Agent: How You Can Do It Too–John Viola | E205

Newspaper Boy to World-Famous Soccer Agent: How You Can Do It Too–John Viola | E205

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...

Episode 205 21 May 2024 36m and 16s


How to Get a Job Without Applying–Joel Bein | E204 (E109 Republished)

How to Get a Job Without Applying–Joel Bein | E204 (E109 Republished)

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...

Episode 204 14 May 2024 41m and 5s


How a Homeless Highschooler Became a Successful Business Owner – Dustin Gutkowski | E203

How a Homeless Highschooler Became a Successful Business Owner – Dustin Gutkowski | E203

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...

Episode 203 7 May 2024 53m and 53s


Changing Careers? New to the job market? Here’s How to Experiment for Success–Scott Barlow | E202 (EP106 Republished)

Changing Careers? New to the job market? Here’s How to Experiment for Success–Scott Barlow | E202 (EP106 Republished)

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 n...

Episode 202 30 April 2024 48m and 24s


No Degree Required: How to Land Million-Dollar Government Contracts–Chanel Rose | E201

No Degree Required: How to Land Million-Dollar Government Contracts–Chanel Rose | E201

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!<...

Episode 201 23 April 2024 48m and 39s


Challenging the Status-Quo in Traditional College Education – Nat Greene | EP200

Challenging the Status-Quo in Traditional College Education – Nat Greene | EP200

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 ou...

Episode 200 16 April 2024 45m and 18s


How a Dyslexic College Dropout Became a Successful Serial Entrepreneur—Gerald Rosengarten | E199

How a Dyslexic College Dropout Became a Successful Serial Entrepreneur—Gerald Rosengarten | E199

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...

Episode 199 10 April 2024 40m and 6s

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