From Solitude to Success: Transforming Your Job Search with the Degree Free Network (DF#99)
The episode discusses the launch of the Degree Free Network, a community for degree-free individuals to support each other in their career journeys. It emphasizes the importance of community for job seekers and shares personal experiences of transitioning careers without support. The episode also highlights the benefits of having a supportive community and introduces the Degree Free community and its resources, including free courses and pathways for career development.
Community Support is Crucial
The episode emphasizes the importance of community for degree-free individuals, as it provides motivation, accountability, and a support system during career transitions.
Degree Free Network Offers Resources
The Degree Free Network offers free courses, including the seven-day get hired challenge and the five degree-free pathways course, to help individuals get started in their desired fields and navigate different stages of career development.
Collaboration and Crowdsource Knowledge
The Degree Free community values collaboration and believes that together, they can achieve more than individually. The network provides a space for individuals to help each other achieve their goals through crowdsource knowledge and advice.
Exploring Degree-Free Pathways
The episode introduces the five degree-free pathways, which cover various stages of career development from first jobs to last career moves before retirement. It encourages individuals to take the courses if they have no idea where to start or know someone struggling with a desire for change.
Experimenting with Degree Free Network
The Degree Free Network is an experiment, and the hosts are excited to see how it works for people. They encourage listeners to sign up and engage in the community to create a thriving resource for everyone.
00:00 - 07:07
- The hosts announce the launch of the Degree Free Network, a community for degree-free individuals to support each other in their career journeys.
- The network will offer exclusive Q&A sessions and aim to attract guest speakers to provide expert advice.
- Free courses are already available on the network to help individuals get started in their desired fields.
- The hosts emphasize the importance of community for job seekers, as it can be lonely and discouraging without support.
- Silence from job applications can be demoralizing, and having a community can provide motivation and accountability.
- The hosts share personal experiences of transitioning careers and the challenges they faced without a supportive community.
- The Degree Free Network aims to provide that support system for degree-free individuals.
Importance of Community
06:43 - 13:29
- The speaker felt fear and loneliness when making a career change without a support network.
- The speaker wanted to surround themselves with like-minded people who were trying to improve their lives.
- Listening to podcasts helped the speaker gain confidence and make necessary changes in their life.
- Community and group support can have a significant impact on one's life.
- Having a supportive community can help individuals overcome obstacles and find solutions together.
- The degree free network is open to anyone pursuing career goals or professional development.
- The network provides a space for individuals to help each other achieve their goals through crowdsource knowledge and advice.
Degree Free Community
13:07 - 19:35
- The Degree Free community is a place where people can come together to support each other in achieving their career goals.
- The community provides a space for like-minded individuals to share strategies and advice without any gatekeeping.
- There are no rules when it comes to success and career paths, and the community aims to help each other figure it out.
- The Degree Free network offers resources such as free courses, including the seven-day get hired challenge and the five degree-free pathways course.
- The five degree-free pathways cover various stages of career development, from first jobs to last career moves before retirement.
- The community values collaboration and believes that together, they can achieve more than individually.
Degree Free Pathways
19:07 - 23:50
- The five degree-free pathways cover everything from your first job at 16 years old to your last career move before retirement.
- Take the course if you have no idea where to start or know someone struggling with a desire for change.
- Teenagers and parents can benefit from the course to sort out their options.
- More resources, Q&As, career change roadmaps, etc., are coming soon to the network.
- This is an experiment and we're seeing how it works for people.
- Sign up for the degree-free network and engage in the community to create a thriving resource for everyone.
- The worst thing that could happen is nobody signs up or there's no engagement, which may lead to shutting it down eventually.
- Next week is our 100th episode and we're excited about it.
- We've had five different settings/studios over two years of podcasting every week for degree-free people.
- Episode 100 will be different and a great introduction to what we do and who we are at degree free.