03 March 2017
Searching for your next job often means that you’ll have to spend several hours poring over your computer, looking for openings and revising your cover letter (again). With so much time involved in the application process, it can feel a little disheartening. However, there are always ways to keep up your motivation—some of which don’t take up any extra time! By listening to podcasts during your search, you can gain useful tips that can assist you in advancing your career and achieving your goals. From career advice to following your passion, there is no shortage of useful information out there. Here are four podcasts that can help you grow as a professional and motivate you to keep submitting those applications: Grammar Girl: Quick and Dirty Tips Listen on iTunes Listen on quickanddirtytips.com For any job seeker, fundamental spelling and grammar is crucial to landing an interview. When the first things an employer sees are your resume and cover letter, your skills must be up to par. Grammar Girl, hosted by Mignon Fogarty, presents quick and easy ways to improve your grammar and writing style in 10-15 minute episodes. If you don’t know the difference between reading “aloud” versus reading “out loud,” or if you don’t know when to use “affect” or “effect,” Fogarty’s clear reasoning and concrete examples are bound to help you improve. 48 Days Listen on iTunes Listen on 48days.com As a young professional, there is no shortage of obstacles to overcome throughout your career. On 48 Days, host Dan Miller answers real life questions to help you figure out how to find meaningful work in 48 days. Each episode, which is 48 minutes long, addresses a few questions from listeners who are wrestling with different facets of their career. Whether you’re dealing with a troublesome coworker or struggling to find your passion, Miller is able to translate learnings in a podcast to real life. For professionals in transition or seeking to find their footing, this podcast is bound to help you out. Accidental Creative Listen on iTunes Listen on accidentalcreative.com For anyone looking for quick ways to improve in their daily life, Accidental Creative is an excellent resource. This podcast, hosted by author Todd Henry, opens with a tongue-twisting beat to get your brain going right away. In each episode, Henry analyzes a specific facet of professional life and how you can improve in less than 20 minutes. Whether you need help being more efficient at work or finding a job that you love, you can learn how to define and achieve your goals. With the clear analysis presented in each episode, you can take these small ideas and improve the way you work every day. Being Boss Listen on iTunes Listen on beingboss.club For professionals looking to start their own business one day, Being Boss can help you navigate many of the challenges entrepreneurs face in their day to day life. Hosts Emily Thompson and Kathleen Shannon are joined by a guest each week who is also an entrepreneur to talk about their own unique challenges as a small business owner. Each hour-long episode covers a new topic unique to the guest’s business, and Thompson and Shannon are excellent at presenting solutions to common problems in a conversational tone. Plus, the less formal setting allows each guest to speak freely on issues from accounting to sorting through your inbox. Whether your challenge is marketing or management, you can learn valuable lessons from women who are paving the way for the next generation of entrepreneurs.