By: Emily Wiegand
Published: Jun 13, 2022 in FirstHand
You don’t have to spend a lot of time and money on finding—and getting—great career advice. Instead of spending hours of online research or thousands of dollars on career coaching, just plug in your headphones, sit back, and let these 10 podcasts pour helpful career advice straight into your ears.
1. Find Your Dream Job: Insider Tips for Finding Work, Advancing your Career, and Loving Your Job
This weekly podcast provides informative resources and tools at all stages of your career journey—from looking for your first job to navigating your next best career step. The hosts of this podcast mine experts in their fields to provide you with relevant tips and tricks. Recent episodes cover salary negotiation, career coaches, career happiness, and resume gaps.
2. How to Be Awesome at Your Job
You want to fulfill your potential as an employee, but how exactly do you turn that goal into a reality? This podcast helps answer that question and many more. With over 700 episodes, you’re bound to find topics that resonate with your career struggles. Not only do the hosts provide advice, but they also give advice that can be put into action—immediately. Professional interviews help this podcast take a deep dive into everything you need to hear when trying to be awesome at your job.
How to unlock your professional potential is the focus of this podcast. The podcast’s founding mentors provide you with practical guidance on topics such as leadership, goals, and professional development. The experts featured on the podcast are great role models for unlocking your potential—because they’ve already unlocked their own potential. The experts come from well-known companies and brands such as Chick-fil-A and Coca-Cola.
4. 48 Days to the Work You Love Internet Radio Show
When it comes to credible podcasts with great advice, this one is at the top of the list. Sitting within the top 1 percent of all podcasts worldwide, listeners are loving what they’re hearing. Host Dan Miller focuses on finding and creating work that’s “meaningful, purposeful, and profitable.” He tackles topics such as dreams, career changes, money, and just about everything in the career space. This long-running podcast can help elevate your career for the long-run.
This podcast covers numerous career topics, and instead of just providing advice, it shares ideas and actions that you can implement into your life right away. Although the advice and ideas mainly come directly from the hosts, once a month an expert is interviewed to get some outside information. Interview subjects include outstanding leaders, entrepreneurs, and authors who’ve successfully navigated better careers.
This podcast digs to the bottom of motivation, purpose, and passion. While providing you with advice you can walk away with, Whiskey & Work is also extremely entertaining (who said career advice had to be boring?). Host Kelsey Murphy is well versed in the career space—she’s a career coach when not recording episodes.
If you lack meaning and fulfillment in your current career role, this podcast is the perfect one to listen to. Between advice from host Scott Anthony Barlow and interviews with experts, you’re given “roadmaps” to a career that aligns with your skill set. Topics include career change, job search, and financial satisfaction. Don’t let your career happen to you; take control of your life and Happen To Your Career.
8. Career Talk: Learn – Grow – Thrive
This podcast provides you with “holistic career advice” while maintaining a playful and fun environment. Crushing career goals is the focus of this podcast, as the host Stephannie Dennis wants you to thrive in your career. The episodes are short and to the point—no room for fluff. A notable podcast, it’s been featured in The New York Times and Forbes.
9. Bossed Up
Instead of listening to another person boss your life around, host Emilie Aires wants you to be the boss of your own life. Emilie tackles topics such as the corporate ladder, side hustles, and job search. Careers are a mountain to climb, and this podcast creates a community of women who are making the climb together.
10. Career Tools
This podcast provides you with more than just information to digest but also actions to follow. If you’re feeling stuck in your career or want to enhance your skills, this is a great resource. The podcast covers a wide range of career and workplace topics; the most recent episodes discuss difficult bosses, vague feedback, and scheduling meetings.