Whether you are searching for a new job or are aiming for a promotion at work, a little career motivation during the workday can be helpful from time to time.
One easy and simple way to do this is through podcasts. Not only are podcasts meant for criminal stories like Serial or for laughs like Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!, they are also a great way to get career advice and inspire you throughout the day.
From leadership tips to advice on navigating the workplace, there’s a bunch of career podcasts that can help you. Below are five of the top career podcasts to download and subscribe to.
Ask A Manager
If you need advice on how to navigate your office culture, the podcast Ask A Manager should be on your subscription feed. On each episode, Alison Green talks directly with listeners and answers their questions on tricky workplace scenarios and how to handle them. Topics include everything from how to handle a micromanager to how to work with toxic coworkers.
How To Be Awesome About Your Job
In Pete Mockaitis’ podcast, you’ll learn how to level up in your career and be a rock star at work. Each week, Pete interviews leaders at the top of their field to discover specific, actional insights that can help improve your performance at work.
How I Built This with Guy Raz
In this NPR podcast, Guy Raz interviews the founders of some of the world’s best-known companies like Whole Foods and Dell Computers –telling the story of how they were founded. Although this podcast doesn’t necessarily give straight forward career advice, it can be the motivation you need to get you through your to-do list or start that side hustle you always dreamed about.
If you are a new manager or need advice on how to be a better leader, you should subscribe to HBR Ideacast. This Harvard Business Review podcast covers leadership advice from some of the top managers and thinkers in the industry.
Work Life with Adam Grant
In TED’s latest podcast, organizational psychologist Adam Grant teaches you how to have a better work life by interviewing some of the most unusual professionals in the most interesting industries. Episodes include advice on how to be more creative in the workplace, how to take criticism, and following your career passion.