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Plug Into These Career-Focussed Podcasts That Will Help You Land Your Dream Gig

By Rick Stephens
10th Jul 2020

Along with most of Australia, the jobs market is slowly beginning to open back up. Good news for those who lost out riding the redundancy wave post-COVID as well as others seeking a career change. Before you kamikaze yourself into that application, why not get your head in the game by doing some reading, doing some research and getting stuck into the best career podcasts streaming right now. 

Funny Business

Hosted by a recruiter and a productivity coach, Funny Business has some serious clout in the career space. The podcast will usually see a guest from various spaces within the professional world join duo, Lachlan Bradford and Robbie Hicks, where they’ll unpack everything from emotional intelligence, leadership, workplace culture and high performing teams in the industry.

The best part? It’s actually pretty funny, but you probably would have picked up on that from the name.

The School of Greatness

If you ever find yourself in a slump, this is the podcast to pull you out. It’s hosted by author and high-performance business coach who reels in big-name athletes, celebs and business minds. It might feel like another world that they’re operating in, and truth be told, it is, but there are a plethora of practical tips you can take from The School of Greatness, too.

Episode 41 features the one and only Gary Vaynerchuk, and it’s a must-listen for anyone who needs some tough love. 

How I Built This 

Podcast royalty NPR bring you How I Built This with host Guy Raz. This gem delves inside some of the world’s most well-known companies, dissecting the in’s and out’s of how and why they’re so successful. It’s another listen that tackles some big subjects, but it’s also full of pragmatic advice and inspiration.

Career Cloud Radio

Peeking behind the curtain is always fun. Especially if you’re sneaky about it. That’s what listening to Career Cloud Radio kind of feels like. Packed with resume writers, recruiters and HR experts, you get the upper hand by knowing what types of qualities potential employers are looking for in a new member of their team. Pretty clever, right? Learn about hidden job markets, building a personal brand and tons of savvy stuff to start paving your way towards your dream job. The ‘How I Got My Job’ series also peels back another layer and explores real-world stories lived by regular Joe’s who landed jobs you could only dream about.

Pivot

Like COVID-19, you’re probably sick of hearing the word “pivot”. Also, like COVID-19, the word Pivot is here to stay for at least the next while. 

Pivot (the podcast) is all about embracing fear, insecurity, imperfection and intuition, and learning how to use those to your benefit while performing the delicate act of pivoting. It’s hosted by author and career strategist Jenny Blake, where she’ll speak with other authors, professionals and friends in the field about how they piv… do I even need to finish that word?

Listen in here.

Rocketship.FM

If you’ve got your eye on #livingyourbestlife and working the job of your dreams, chances are you’re a real thinker. Well, so are the people at Rocketship.fm. They want to know the why’s and the how’s of business success. These guys mingle with experts in fields like designing, right through to product developers. With a great mix of interviews and straight-to-the-point information, this down-to-earth podcast is destined to lead you to your dream job in no time.

Land Your Dream Job Podcast

When it comes to your future, you’re not mucking around. You want to land your dream job, and you want to land it now! Lucky for you, we’ve found a podcast that’s bang on the money. It’s literally titled The Land Your Dream Job Podcast. Headed by business strategist, Kylie Butler, this insightful podcast leaves ears hungry for more every time. Chat-packed episodes are all about finding the career path that makes your heart sing while giving you the tools to actually get there. Host Kylie Butler shares genius tips for job seekers that not only make you look great in interviews but also teach you how to be discovered online and sought out for your dream job. Plus, a healthy dose of motivation never hurt anybody.

Being Boss

Sometimes landing your dream job as a creative can feel tricky, which is where Being Boss comes in. Powerhouse duo Emily Thompson and Kathleen Shannon mix fresh ideas with strategies and systems that actually work. And if keeping your mind on task is a tricky thing to do, these ladies make listening pretty fun, so there’s that. Luck, magic and alignment is what Being Boss is all about.

The Tim Ferriss Show

The Tim Ferriss Show covers a holistic approach to landing your dream job. Everything from mindset and time-management tricks to exercise routines and books. Yep, you never quite know which direction the show is going in, but it’s kind of part of the thrill. Will I learn what goes into building a business I love? Or will I learn how to tie my shoelaces at record speed? A huge plus for the show is the mixed-bag of guests Tim has on. We’re talking Arnold Schwarzenegger, Tony Robbins and Vince Vaughn to name a few. 

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