Who doesn’t love a good podcast? They’re perfect to have on when you’re getting some housework done, going for a walk, or stuck on the bus – instead of losing time, you can actively give yourself a knowledge upgrade!
And there’s a podcast for EVERY topic you can think of – yup, including careers.
If you’re a podcast fan like us here in the office, this list if for you, and if you’re not, well, this is the perfect opportunity to give them a go!
10 Top Career Podcasts to Give a Listen
We’ve included a broad mix of options here, so whether you’re only just starting to explore your ideas for what a career might mean to you, or you’re ready to get starter – there’ll be an episode (or ten!) to help you on your way:
1. Career Talk: Learn — Grow — Thrive
Content creator, host, and editor Stephanie Dennis is trying to empower people to take control of their careers by offering holistic advice. The goal is to provide everyone with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to crush their career goals. This podcast takes a funny, fresh and playful approach to discussing various career topics.
2. Career Cloud Radio
Entrepreneur Michael Gardon is on a mission to help people get intentional about their career journey, and there’s never been a better time to take control. Hear from hiring managers and CEOs at cutting-edge firms about what it takes to get ahead. Hear from side hustlers who build more resilient work lives and entrepreneurs who invest in themselves to pursue a more fulfilled, more sane life.
3. The School of Greatness
Lewis Howes is a New York Times best-selling author, 2x All-American athlete, keynote speaker, and entrepreneur. The School of Greatness shares inspiring interviews from the world’s most successful people—world-renowned leaders in business, entertainment, sports, science, health, and literature—to inspire YOU to unlock your inner greatness and live your best life.
4. College Central Podcasts
College Central podcasts provide clear, concise, expert advice and tips for entry-level job search and career-related issues. Find insight and instruction on resumes, interviews, internships, etiquette, and more. It’s great for entry-level career starters, and there are episodes that many will find beneficial – no matter where you’re looking for work.
5. WorkLife with Adam Grant
Organizational psychologist Adam Grant takes you inside the minds of some of the world’s most unusual professionals to explore the science of making work not suck. From learning how to love criticism to harnessing the power of frustration, one thing’s for sure: You’ll never see your job the same way again. He shares key insights from his conversations on how to enjoy and make our work more worthwhile. Guests include inspirational speakers like Trevor Noah and Richard Branson.
6. Get Work Savvy
The Get Work Savvy podcast aims to inspire you to find a job you love by sharing experiences and tips from those who love their job. By sharing stories of people who love their jobs, this podcast will help you discover what it’s like to work in their industry, how they found their ideal job, and, most importantly, any tips and advice they have gained from their experience. This podcast will help you discover what it’s like to work in a broad spectrum of jobs and industries, bringing you new ideas and strategies every Monday.
While this one isn’t technically a podcast, it makes the list for the fantastic range of advice it delivers precisely for young people, school leavers, and early career starters! #WeAreCareers, the Career Development Institute’s live-streamed program, is hosted by Chris Webb and MeetSabiha and features a wide range of expert and fascinating guests discussing all aspects of career development.
8. Kids Learn Careers
This is an excellent podcast for anyone who wants to learn about various roles and is perhaps at the early stages of understanding their career ideas and goals. Each week, host Kyle Northcutt asks another person about their job so listeners can start to learn about the options. Episodes include interviews with a cattle rancher, school principal, landscaping business owner, and content marketing specialist.
Kidsverse is an Australian podcast created by young people for young people to ask questions and speak with the people they know you want to hear from – with careers and work as the primary focus. The podcast talks to people about their jobs every month, including a fun fact about the history of the job. Episodes include conversations with a researcher, film director, and acupuncturist.
10. Solve It! for Kids
This science podcast offers a peek into the world of real-life scientists, engineers, and experts as they solve problems in their everyday jobs. Listeners are then invited to take on a challenge and solve a problem themselves. While it is not solely career-focused, it does highlight different positions across STEAM.
11. Early Careers Podcast
The Early Careers Podcast with Jack and Ollie will guide you through every aspect of the early careers market. As the co-founders of AllAboutGroup.org and R M P Enterprises, the pair have more than 20 years of experience in the marketplace between them and hope to help anyone involved in any aspect of early careers get new insights, perspectives and ways of thinking to raise the game across the industry from the best minds and the most progressive organizations.
What Do You Think?
When it comes to finding career advice that works for you, there are no rules on where you can look!
Podcasts that give you a chance to hear from a wide range of people who have managed to create their career paths in different ways can highlight exciting and new ways for you to think about your career.
So, what do you think? Have you given career podcasts a go? Let us know what you think!