Forget Crime Podcasts, Now We're All About the Career Download
In case you missed it, we're massive podcast junkies. Don't believe us? We've run the gamut of curations, from the perfect series to get you through winter, to the quick selections that will make you smarter in 20 minutes. The next stop on our never-ending podcast train? The best podcasts to help you succeed daily in your career.
Now, before you tell us you're a seasoned-listener and have already lent your ears to the voices of Lena Dunham's Women Of The Hour and Sophia Amoruso's #Girlboss Radio, hear us out. Sure, they are aspirational and filled with impressive women who have racked up lofty titles on their CVs. But when it comes to actual podcasts that will build your micro-skills in the day-to-day grind of office life, these are harder to find.
Scroll down to find some of our favourites, and shop some glamorous ear candy while you're here.
Hosted by Michael Auzenne and Mark Horstman, Career Tools is a weekly podcast taking the daily situations we can find ourselves in and gives us the tools to grow our skills in any given scenario. Need to be a better team player? Or need a helping hand to break your interview curse? Sit back and listen to two old friends chat you through it.
There's nothing like a commute to get mentally prepared for the day, but finding something that's specific to your level can be tricky. The Mentee is a podcast that caters to every professional, from intrapreneur to entrepreneur and everyone in between the spectrum. How you ask? By spotlighting forward thinkers who challenge larger ideas about business, mindsets in a relaxed conversational setting.
He wrote the book on success, quite literally, and now Time Ferriss has traversed into the podcast sphere, consistently becoming a top performer on iTunes. The Tim Ferriss Show has a range of guests, from actors to finance experts, who talk about their personal routines and journeys that helped the climb the ladder. You'll learn time-management tricks and find a way to build a routine that works for you.
Ever found yourself asking, "How did they get there?" Us, too. Grant Baldwin hosts How Did You Get Into That? and chats to a plethora of different people doing really cool things, from travel bloggers to teachers. Warning: Some of it can feel a little over-produced, but if you stick with it, there's some real gold in there!
Us women have to stick together, right? Agreed. The Broad Experience is a podcast that focuses on a conversation about and with women in the workplace who want to succeed and how they did it. With rave reviews from The New York Times and Fortune, writer and reporter Ashley Milne-Tyte has given women across the globe a platform to talk about real issues and wins in the professional sector.