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Building While Flying

Feb 25, 2021

The career world is not how it used to be. The idea of picking one job after college and sticking with it for a lifetime is no longer sustainable. Nor should it be. Having a community where you can learn new skills, familiarize yourself with tech, and get advice from others is priceless in today’s world. The rapid reskilling movement is the wave of the future, and we should all jump in.

Welcome to Building While Flying!

This weekly podcast is brought to you by the Sasha Group. We’re the consultancy meets agency arm of the VaynerX family of companies. We help ambitious companies build strong brands that flex with the times through strategy, branding media and marketing.

In ever-changing times, businesses and brands have to shift and adapt. And across all sectors, there is an air of experimentation. Business owners are trying new things out in the wild;  building the plane while flying.

Ruben Harris wants everyone to have a space to learn new skills and build new careers.

As CEO of Career Karma, Ruben Harris sees the incredible need for reskilling. He describes Career Karma as “an alternative LinkedIn for blue-collar workers.” And with over 55 million Americans filing for unemployment since the pandemic hit, it’s a much-needed platform for those looking to reshape their careers moving forward.

It’s not hard to see how Ruben was able to see the gaps in online job platforms. With a career background as diverse as his, he was able to see the needs of those who may not be in the corporate ladder-climbing category. As an accomplished musician, former investment banker and startup enthusiast, Ruben noticed a trend. There was a gaping lack of platforms for those looking to reskill and shift directions in their career.

In this episode, Ruben enlightens Katie on the rapid reskilling movement and why it’s so incredibly essential at this moment in time. He shares his brilliant ideas for Reskill America: The Great Rehiring Initiative, a program dedicated to providing resources like laptops to communities that need them. And he gives us a bit of his background that gives context to his incredible passion for this type of work. Tune in, and then you can say you knew of Ruben back before his company were the category kings of the rapid reskilling movement.

Other in-flight topics:

  • The diverse career background that gave birth to Career Karma
  • What to expect when you join Career Karma
  • The skill gaps in America
  • The power of tech skills
  • Ruben’s brilliant WW2 tie-in
  • Reskill America
  • Mickey’s thoughts in the Sasha Sidebar


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