Feb 26, 2020

5 of the Best Career Focused Podcasts

Podcasts that offer career advice help us stay at the forefront of the latest trends and strategies that can help us excel down our career path.

The medium allows for a lot of information to be absorbed in a short amount of time, saving us a resource we can always use more of. Some offer motivational and inspirational advice for when we feel burned out and lack direction towards our professional goals.

Others can give succinct summaries that give insights into areas of our professional lives that may need rounding out.

Sourcing good podcast material that’s going to be of benefit to developing your career persona can be long process, but here are a few to get you started…

School of Greatness

One of the top podcasts in the world, this widespread source of inspiration stems from a man that went from sleeping on his sister’s sofa to owning a seven figure business in a couple of years. Sharing the knowledge he gained through overcoming the trials of his life, Lewis Howes gives advice ranging from how to stay motivated to executing business strategies that can help your business flourish. This podcast is ideal if you find yourself lacking in self-belief and will power to grow in your career.

How to be Awesome at your Job

With an extensive archive of episodes that covers challenges many modern workers face, this podcast offers nuggets of wisdom in the form of how to guides. With the rapid pace of change we face in the modern working environment, it’s podcasts like How to be Awesome at your Job that can help us adapt to tasks like maintaining a strong digital presence and improving the recruitment process within your company.

Manager Tools

Being the boss is not always easy. You have make hard decisions that have can have long term consequences, like selecting a candidate that will be the best fit for an open position in the company. Manager Tools is a podcast that gives you guidance on how to navigate those tricky situations you can find yourself in as one of the higher ups. Each podcast has a list of questions which is detailed at the start of the podcast to give the listener a preview of what the episode will be answering. Run by a management consultancy firm, the podcast is hosted by the firm owners who have transformed their first-hand experience into actionable advice.

TED Worklife

This podcast, hosted by organisational psychologist Adam Grant, explores how to get more enjoyment out of your work through the minds of unique professionals and their experiences in their careers. Featured on the famous TED talk organisation’s website, these podcasts can offer you a new perspective on overcoming old problems. This is achieved through conversations that covers topics like ancient memory techniques that can be useful for giving business presentations and how to network when you hate networking.

Eat Sleep Work Repeat

Offering insights into the latest trends in the work place, this podcast delves into some of the buzz topics that you”ll hear being discussed in the office. It can equip you with a greater understanding of work culture as a whole and give you the confidence to talk about the topics them when they enter come up in conversation. The podcast is hosted by Bruce Daisley, the author of The Joy of Work, a UK top 10 seller.

Rotating between these different podcasts can help develop your career path and give you advice that can help you navigate your working life. Staying inspired is an important part of maintaining a career and finding ways to grow in your position can sometimes be kick-started by the stories and knowledge of other professionals. It’s that kind of progress that can help make you into the ideal candidate.

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