Looking for a near-effortless way to improve your odds of landing a job? Look no further than podcasts. Sure, you might associate them primarily with shows like Serial or Welcome to Nightvale, but there are plenty of podcasts out there that aim to be as useful as they are entertaining. Whether you’re hoping to upgrade your resume, polish your networking skills or pass an interview with ease, there’s a podcast out there that can help — and gaining that valuable knowledge is as easy as putting on headphones.
So the next time you need a way to pass the time — say, during your commute, at the gym, while you’re cleaning — listen to one of these seven great career podcasts. It won’t take a lot of effort, but it can make a huge impact.
Best For: Brushing up on the fundamentals
Must-Listen Episode: Great Resumes and Good Advice
Career Cloud Radio is often considered the OG career podcast, providing expert insight on the job search since 2007. While it delves into the nuts and bolts of job seeking — what to put in your resume, how to answer interview questions, how to negotiate your salary — it’s not just for first-time job seekers. The variety of guests on the show and points of view presented will maintain the interest of even the most seasoned professionals. Best of all, it’s full of actionable, straightforward and most of all effective advice.
Best For: Transitioning to a new career
Must-Listen Episode: Making Your Next Career Move With Khai Yong
Anyone making a drastic career change will feel unsure of themselves from time to time. If that happens to you, just tune into Career Relaunch to gain the inspiration you need to keep going. Host Joseph Liu interviews real professionals from all walks of life who have successfully transitioned from one role to a drastically different one (think: a pharmacist turned digital marketer). Aside from giving you hope that big career changes are indeed attainable, the guests share practical tips and tricks on how you can make a pivot yourself. And their personal, often moving anecdotes will ensure that you hang onto their every word.