5 Best Career Development Podcasts To Learn From

Posted by Jenny Han on Feb 22, 2023 4:06:39 PM

Are you looking to get ahead in your career? There’s so much advice out there, no matter what field you’re in. If you don’t know where to start, then it’s a good idea to look into career development podcasts. These are great as you can listen to them in your downtime, and pick up a lot of tips that will help you get what you need. Here are some of the best podcasts that you can start listening to right now. 


1. Pivot With Jenny Blake


Are you looking to change career paths? Not everyone is going to be on the right path for them, and that means that they’ll need help making that move. This podcast is put out with those people in mind. 

Host Jenny Blake is the author of Pivot: The Only Move That Matters Is Your Next One and a former career coach with Google. As such, she has plenty of experience in advising people on how to make the switch to a career that suits them. Each episode features a special guest that helps highlight a particular topic, such as understanding what’s best for you and stopping worrying about the things you ‘should’ be doing. 


2. Safe For Work


This podcast is for anyone who’s ever wondered how to navigate the tricky situations that we all face at work. If you want to do so smoothly and make your way up the career ladder, then this is the podcast that you should be listening to. 

“There’s lots of useful, actionable advice here” says Diane Peters, a career writer with Boom Essays and Ox Essays. “This ranges from how to handle gossip at the office all the way to achieve a good work life balance.”

It’s a show that everyone can get something from, no matter what industry they’re in. As such, it’s worth checking out. 


3. Being Boss


Want to take the leap and go freelance? It’s a scary thought, and sometimes you just don’t know how you can go about it. If this sounds like you, then you’ll want to check out the Being Boss podcast. 

Host Kathleen Shannon believes that you can make a living by being your own boss, and doing what you love. In each episode they cover the behaviors and routines that you need in order to be successful. 

Recent episodes have covered how to make marketing easy, the idea of hustle culture, and per4sonal values vs. business values. There’s lots of very useful advice in here, so it’s worth a listen. 


4. Manager Tools


This podcast is best for anyone who’s a manager and wants to improve their skills, or is looking to make their way up to that level. Managers deal with a variety of different situations every day, so they need to be able to rise to the challenge. 

This podcast was created with the idea that each episode would cover a different challenge that a manager could face. For example, if you want to know how to hire the best person, how to create good meeting agendas, or how to prepare for performance reviews, there should be an episode here for you.


5. Side Hustle School


Do you have an idea for a project that could earn you money? You know you can’t quit the day job right away, but you still want to pursue the idea. That’s where the Side Hustle School podcast comes in. 

Host Chris Guillebeau interviews a different entrepreneur every episode, to ask them about what they did to get their businesses off the ground and make them successful. “You can learn a lot from what they did in the early days of their careers, and avoid the pitfalls that they came across” says Kieran Jones, a professional development blogger at Paper Fellows and Lia Help

Recent episodes interview people who sell stock photography, someone who made their own pickleball paddle, and someone who created a tool to manage all the subscriptions you have. 

There are lots of podcasts out there that can help you with your career advancement, and these are some of the best right now. Give these a try and see what useful advice they can offer you. Soon, you’ll be able to put it into action and make the advancements you want. 


Jenny Han is a career expert, who writes about how to improve your career prospects and make changes so you can advance on your chosen path.


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