How a CNC Technician Became an Industrial Marker—Christopher Nesbit | EP191 (Republished EP19)

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

Feb 21 2024 • 38 mins

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.

Timestamps

Good 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.

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