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15 Podcasts to Help You Build Your Career

Updated on Jan 19, 2018 3411 views
15 Podcasts to Help You Build Your Career


Do you want to improve your career or even get a new job?

Then you will find this list of career podcast useful.

If you have ever listened to a podcast, you will agree with me that there's not really an exact word to truly describe it. While some podcasts are funny, entertaining, and sweet, others are informative, heartbreaking or even awe-inspiring.

Podcasts generally however, are digital audio files made available on the Internet for downloading to a computer or mobile device, typically available as series, or new instalments of which can be received by subscribers automatically.

Looking at it from a career perspective, one can easily say that career podcasts are audios that have motivating and inspiring contents and are career-success-driven. We have compiled a list of the Top 15 Career Podcasts to help you build your career. Here is the list;


1. The Accidental Creative

With millions of downloads over the decade, the Accidental Creative podcast has provided weekly tips and interviews with top thinkers, leaders, and artists. They provide a wide range of inspiring and motivational podcasts to their users and visitors to give that steam needed to bring growth and development to careers of individuals and corporations.

With their keynote speeches, they teach people and teams how to be prolific, brilliant, and healthy. They also believe that Inspiration has a very short shelf-life without application. Because of this, their keynote topics focus on concrete practices that lead to sharper focus, improved productivity, and better collaboration. They even customize each talk for the audience, and can also develop a custom talk for certain occasions.

In addition to their keynote topics, they also conduct a number of workshops. These are more intensive half and full-day interactive sessions designed to help teams be prolific, brilliant and healthy. To also mention that, they also help team generate brilliant ideas for their most important work.


2. Happen to Your Career

Do you want a challenging career that you love? Happen to Your Career podcast provides a unique approach to discovering your dream job. A central component to that mission is a first rate, revolutionary podcast featuring interviews with people who have successfully transitioned to work that they love.

They bring people that have successfully moved to working with passion and purpose into the lives of others to help provide both inspiration and direction for individuals to have a transition to work in a career they love using their strengths and talents. They believe that life is even better when you love what you do. That’s why they bring others who love what they do and share different ways with which they achieved that success.


3. James Altucher

Since was launched its top-10 rated podcast back in 2014, it has more than 200,000 listeners and has gotten more than 12 million downloads. On the podcast, James gets to talk to some of the greatest Choose Yourselfers, innovators, and peak performers in the world, including personalities like Mark Cuban, Coolio, Arianna Huffington, and Peter Thiel.

As a versatile career and motivational speaker, James has talked to authors, artists, rappers, billionaires, drug dealers, astronauts—all who forged their own paths, found financial freedom, and harnessed the power to create meaningful and fulfilling lives.

Every weekday they send latest stories, ideas and exclusive interviews straight to their users.


4. Being Boss

Your journey as a creative entrepreneur will be many things – exciting, humbling, challenging, rewarding. But the truth? Your journey won’t be like anyone else’s. You will grow, question, leap, rest, conquer, hustle, and celebrate – all in your own way and in your own time. However, being this, is not about following a cookie-cutter formula for success or dwelling on the imperfections encountered along the way. It’s about you choosing to face the real life experiences that come with building a business with honesty and grit. It’s about showing up as you are and doing the work and trusting that boss.

They have being able to drive the above with over hundreds of episodes and over 3 million downloads. They have a dedicated global audience tuning in weekly for their from-the-trenches advice and illuminating interviews with experts including Brené Brown, Melissa Hartwig of The Whole 30, Jasmine Star, Lisa Congdon, Ramit Sethi, and dozens of others. Every week they offer up practical business advice along with inspiring tips for living well in the form of a fun conversation between friends, always with a good hit of humor.


5. Lewis Howes

Since its launch in January 2013, the School of Greatness podcast has grown rapidly to be one of the top-ranked Business and Self-Development podcasts on iTunes. It regularly appears in the Top 50 of all iTunes podcasts, and gets downloaded over 2 million times per month. Episodes range from interviews with incredible world-class game changers in entrepreneurship, health, athletics, mindset, and relationships, to solo rounds with the host, Lewis Howes and the once a week listener-favorite, the 5 Minute Friday format.

Past guests on the show have included powerhouses like Tony Robbins, Alanis Morissette, Scooter Braun, Julianne Hough, Jack Canfield, Arianna Huffington, and so many more.


6. Michael Hyatt

Michael Hyatt Podcast equips overwhelmed high achievers with the tools they need to identify and execute a clear vision for their lives and work. They empower these individuals with the resources they need to lead effectively, work productively, and leverage their influence to leave a lasting impact on the world. In doing so, they empower the leaders they serve to do what matters most and reach their full, God-given potential. At Michael Hyatt & Company, they are constantly providing practical value to our audience of over half a million people, adhering to a code of integrity and excellence that propels our work.

Among the value they offer, includes a world-class podcast where they provide weekly leadership lessons for lasting success. They have over fifteen million downloads from inception till date.


7. Pivot Podcast with Jenny Blake

What next are you thinking for your career and creative projects? In Pivot Podcast, you get to learn how to embrace fear, insecurity, imperfection and intuition as the superpowers they are while navigating the pivot process. Join Jenny Blake, author of Pivot. She believes that “The Only Move That Matters Is Your Next One”. The Podcast offers you intimate conversations with authors and friends on how to find opportunity in unexpected places through practical tips and tools. Jenny’s motto is “If change is the only constant, let’s get better at it”. Join her now so you don’t miss an episode.


8. Productivityist

Productivityist was built with the quest to help people stop “doing” productive and start “being” productive through developing practical and tactical approaches to their work and lives. Their Podcast features conversations with experts from a variety of fields, productivity-based app reviews, tips and tactics to boost your efficiency and effectiveness, and much more. Some of their best episodes of the the Productivityist Podcast to date includes

  • How to Make Monday Work for You
  • 3 Things You Should Put on Your Calendar
  • The One Email Trick That Keeps My Inbox in Shape

Each episode lasts approximately 30 minutes and is released every Wednesday.


9. Tara Brach

Tara Brach’s teachings blend Western psychology and Eastern spiritual practices, mindful attention to our inner life, and a full, compassionate engagement with our world. The result is a distinctive voice in Western Buddhism, one that offers a wise and caring approach to freeing ourselves and society from suffering. Her podcast receives over a million downloads each month. Her themes reveal the possibility of emotional healing and spiritual awakening through mindful, loving awareness as well as the alleviation of suffering in the larger world by practicing compassion in action. She has fostered efforts to bring principles and practices of mindfulness to issues of racial injustice, equity and inclusivity; peace; environmental sustainability, as well as to prisons and schools.


10. 48 Days to the Work You Love

Join Dan Miller, the host of "48 Days to the Work You Love" Internet Radio Show every week. Dan is the nation's leading authority on work, career and business start-up. This Show consistently sits in the top 50 under the Business category in iTunes, and is often at #1 under Careers. Dan Miller has a style that can take each sojourner’s fears, concerns and frustrations about their current job and help to put it all in perspective. In each podcast, he takes callers’ concerns about their present situation at work and helps them unwrap who they are and who God made them to be. From this he is able to speak calm and peace into their lives and provide them with some tangible ideas and possible solutions.


11. Career Tools

Do you want to be a better manager? Then Career Tools is for you. Career Tools is a weekly podcast focused on specific actions you can take to grow and enhance your career, whether you are a manager or not. They teach management through free podcasts, in-person training, and video. Also, they won the Podcast Awards Best Business podcast in 2010 and was nominated for every other year it was eligible for. Whether you are interested in jump-starting a stalled career, or sharpening your edge, Career Tools is the podcast for you. As always, Michael Auzenne and Mark Horstman, the hosts, can be counted on to provide excellent information to their subscribers.


12. The Brendon Show

Go behind the scenes with Brendon, the world's leading high performance coach and one of the Top 100 Most Followed Public Figures in the world, as he speaks to 20,000 people in arenas, coaches celebrities, helps his students, and reaches millions of people every week with his message for how we can all live, love and matter. Every week, Brendon shares what he's struggling with, working on and marching towards - and how we can all live an extraordinary life. This is an intimate and inspiring look into the life and strategies of one of the most watched, followed and quoted personal development trainers in history. You get two episodes per week when you subscribe: where one is a tactical training on how to improve one area of your life, and the other is Brendon's recap of his week's adventures, service and lessons learned.


13. How Did You Get Into That?

How Did You Get into That? is the podcast you've been looking for! Grant Baldwin the host, interviews people from all walks of life that are doing something interesting to make a living. Whether you are looking for your first career, ready to make a career shift, interested in starting a business, becoming an entrepreneur or just need an inspirational and motivational kick in the pants, you'll find it here. Each episode will bring you the stories and journeys of people just like you who wanted something more out of their life and career and did the work to make that happen. Grant also interviews entrepreneurs, small business owners, artists, designers, musicians, speakers, writers, authors, bloggers, vloggers, filmmakers, videographers, photographers, athletes, venture capitalists, Etsy sellers, consultants, coach, teachers, comedians, trainers, nutritionists, and more. We talk with people from all kinds of industries including fitness, health, nonprofits, medical, creatives, technology, startups, music, marketing, online business, social media, web, food/restaurant, engineering, and sports.


14. Manager Tools

Tired of management theory? Want to learn specific skills to help improve your management performance? Then Manager Tools is the podcast for you! Manager Tools is a weekly business podcast focused on helping professionals become more effective managers and leaders. Each week, they discuss specific actions for professionals to take to achieve their desired management and career objectives. They give outstanding and insightful ideas and suggestions that are helpful for the new manager as well as the old dogs. The beauty of the Podcasts is the focus on doing, with the simple explanation of the reasons. The information is practical, well thought out and easy to implement. Manager Tools won Best Business Podcast Award in 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2012 as well as the People's Choice Award in 2008.


15. The Classy Career Girl Podcast

All women should be in careers that fit them and doing what they were born to do. That’s why Classy Career Girl was started. They want to help women achieve career success and do what they love - every single day.

The Classy Career Girl Podcast, hosted by Anna Runyan, founder and CEO of Classy Career Girl, named by Forbes as one of the top 35 most influential career sites of 2014. On this podcast, you will find a variety of training sessions, expert interviews, behind the scenes audios, action reports, inspiring success stories from their members, presentations the host has given as well as audios that she record originally just for the podcast.



As mentioned earlier in the introduction, career podcasts help you get various contents of audios to motivate, build and ultimately grow your career. It is also entertaining, which makes it unique as most anchors use humor in expressing their intents. Important to state also is that podcasts can be listened to even at work with an ear-phone. It thus helps one to build a multi-task skill, where you work with your hand and listen to a voice at the same time.

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This article was written and edited by a staff writer.

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