Three Podcasts Every Job Seeker Should Download
Whether you’re actively looking for a job, interested in switching career paths or just looking for some inspiration, there’s a podcast for you!
Podcasts are more popular than ever – according to Forbes, at least 112 million Americans have listened to podcasts, with 67 million listening to podcasts at least monthly.
There are many reasons why podcasts are so great – they are free; you can listen to them just about anywhere, whether on your daily commute or at the gym and there is something for everyone, no matter what you’re interested in.
Here are my personal top three favourite shows that I believe both job seekers and recruiters can benefit from listening to:
1. Slate’s Working
I’ve always been curious by what people actually do in their jobs – how did they get into it, what fills up their days, what the challenges are and what skill sets they need to do that job. Slate’s Working answers all of these questions. This is a podcast that discovers ‘what people do all day’.
With over 100 episodes on everything from ‘How Does a CIA Analyst Work?’ to ‘How Does the Writer of Batman Work’, this show offers intimate explorations of every kind of job imaginable – including positions you may be applying for.
2. Happen to Your Career
This is a show that wants to provide the ‘inspiration, tools and roadmaps to move from where you are, to work that matters to you and uniquely fits your strengths and talents. If you ‘Happen to Your Career’ then you can happen to your life!’
This podcast aims to bring you back to those youthful ideas of a ‘dream job’ that can often be abandoned in adulthood. Creator, Scott Anthony Barlow states, “You can have a job or own a business where you can’t wait to get to work in the morning and you absolutely love every minute you’re there.”
3. The Productivityist
This is an excellent weekly podcast for those looking to boost or advance their career. The show is hosted by productivity strategist Mike Vardy, who discusses the tips and tricks to help take your productivity, time management, habits, goals and workflows to the next level.
Whether you are looking for a change in habits or just an overall productivity makeover, this is the podcast for you.
Life hack: you can download a free progress planner on the Productivityist website which helps you plan and track your daily tasks.
A bonus podcast I would recommend checking out is:
As a recruiter, it is undeniable that most job hunters look for positions that allow a work/life balance. This often includes businesses allowing employees to work from home and/or work part time hours.
‘Home Work’ is a podcast that discusses the ins and outs of working from home. Topics include: staying motivated, efficient and effective; adapting to change, stress and workaholism.
If you are like me and work from an office most of the time, this is still a great podcast to listen to. The same tips and tricks that help people effectively work from home can be applied to the office too.