Tell Us Where You Are in Your Career, and We’ll Tell You What Podcast To Listen To


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Podcasts are both a highly entertaining and informative way to explore a new subject  (or one you already love). When it comes to career podcasts, there’s something to listen to on every topic. They have podcasts on interviewing, networking and career development —even podcasts on specific career areas, like education. 

If you want to get ahead in your field, or maybe just learn about what options are available to you, here are the eight best career podcasts for wherever you are in your career right now.

If you’re a job seeker...

1. Career Cloud Radio

Hosted by Salesforce Administrator Justin Dux, “Career Cloud Radio provides many practical tips and tools specifically for your job hunt,” says Jennifer Zimmerman, a content writer at Simplegrad and Ukservicesreviews. Topics include everything from resume writing, to how to overcome being overqualified, to how to appeal to a hiring manager. There are informational interviews with job search experts, HR professionals and recruiters.

If you’re thinking about a career change…

2. Switch, Pivot, or Quit

Ahyiana Angel went from a sports entertainment publicist to a published author. Her podcast provides advice, inspiration and motivation specifically for those who are transitioning careers or seriously thinking about it.

3. Career Relaunch

This podcast is hosted by Joseph Liu. Career Relaunch is a podcast for people who are navigating the ups and downs of a career transition. Each episode features insightful interviews with everyday people who decided to step off the corporate ladder and transition into more meaningful work. 

Each episode airs for about 40 minutes. However, they are posted irregularly, so if you are looking for something to listen to on a routine basis this may not be what you are looking for. 

If you’re trying to level up your career…

4. Being Boss

Thinking about being the boss of your career? Hosts Emily Thompson and Kathleen Shannon give you expert ways on how to achieve your dream career as an entrepreneur, or maybe just more out of your corporate 9 to 5. The episode with Brene Brown is a must-listen. This is a great starting podcast to listen to for those who are just beginning to think about starting their own business.

If you want to start a side hustle…

5. Side Hustle School

Chris Guillebeau, author and host of this podcast has a belief: side hustles aren’t just nice to have but necessary. They don’t just give you extra income. They also allow any professional to build extra entrepreneurial skills and flexibility without losing the security of their day job. 

Each episode features a different professional so they can share their side-gig story. If you are looking for that extra inspiration to help get you started on your side career, this is the podcast to follow. 

If you’re looking for inspiration…

6. The School of Greatness

Former athlete and New York Times bestselling author Lewis Howes brings in business people, world-famous athletes, and entertainment icons to share their inspiring success stories. After an injury, prevented Lewis from playing football, he went on to become a bestselling author and lifestyle entrepreneur. A good mindset helps bring about success. “The topics center around what makes a person successful and developing resilience in the face of on-the-job criticism or rejection” states William Deschamps, a career blogger at Revieweal and Bestbritishessays

7. 48 Days to the Work You Love

Everyone wants a job that they love. Career authority Dan Miller motivates listeners to earn a living doing what they love. Offering loads of creative thinking and empowerment, this podcast gives listeners a comprehensive plan to move from out of work or job dissatisfaction into their dream careers. 

Each weekly episode runs for about 45 minutes.

8. Brown Ambition

This podcast is geared towards young listeners of colour. It’s a podcast dedicated to careers, success, relationships and building wealth. It’s hosted by Mandi Woodruff and Tiffany Aliche. 

The podcast provides practical ideas on personal finance and career management. Each episode runs for about an hour, weekly.

Podcasts are a great way to discover and learn new things on all manner of topics. There are many career podcasts to listen to and these eight are the very best, must-listen career podcasts for wherever you are in your career.

What’s your no. 1 career podcast to listen to? Share your answer in the comments to help other Fairygodboss'ers!

This article was written by a Fairygodboss contributor.

Emily Henry writes for Paper Fellows and Assignment Help and writes about podcasts. Emily also is a tutor at Top Writing Services.