5 Podcasts to get career-boosting advice

Internships, Graduate jobs

August 05, 2020

Reading books or skimming through career journals might not be everyone’s cup of tea. But if you’re keen on building a robust career trajectory, it’s important to be in the know. EVen with networking online, scouring the internet for contacts, making the effort to email your potential mentors and asking them to give you a chance to pick their brains seems very intimidating – and long.

We understand that everyone doesn’t have the time, patience or resources to flip through the pages of Harvard Business Review either, so we’ve found you an alternative: podcasts!


Simply plug in your earphones and find the best advice from experts in their field who can help you learn how to navigate your career. Here are a few to get you started:


1. The James Altucher Show

James Altucher interviews people who are leaders in their respective fields. His interviews provide answers to the hard questions, and often venture into unconventional career ideas. He talks about how ideas are the most valuable currency and keeps the conversation witty.

Where to find? https://jamesaltucher.com/podcasts/ 


2. Graduate Job Podcast

As an international student in the UK, this podcast is a goldmine. 

The goal of the Graduate Job Podcast is to help you achieve the job of your dreams. Each week we speak to inspiring authors, coaches, recruiters and entrepreneurs in the field of graduate recruitment, as they share their expert knowledge and advice. We cover all aspects of getting a graduate job, from internships and placements, to CV's, online applications, interviews and assessment centres.


Where to find? https://www.graduatejobpodcast.com/


3. The Squiggly Careers Podcast

Navigating the squiggly world of work can be confusing, intimidating and frustrating at times. But this happens to almost everyone, which is why the Squiggly Careers podcast helps you take control of your career. They give out practical, action-focused advice to help you make choices in your career.

The best part about all the advice and tips they give is that you can implement it all. They also cover intersectional themes that can help at work & that very few people talk about, like finding your flow at work, practising optimism at work, among others.


Where to find? https://www.amazingif.com/listen/


4.  Being Boss With Emily Thompson and Kathleen Shannon

This podcast is largely aimed at entrepreneurs & freelancers who are just starting out. But in today’s economy where everything changes so dynamically, the tips & advice are for everyone.

Where to find? https://beingboss.club/ 


5. Side Hustle School

Chris Guillebeau writes and hosts this podcast featuring people who’ve successfully turned side hustles into their main jobs. It’s 2020, everyone has a side hustle, so why not be good at it? The podcast brings out the good, the bad and the ugly of side hustles and the balance of work & life.


Where to find? https://sidehustleschool.com/podcasts/ 

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