13 of the best career podcasts to inspire and encourage you

Post by Open Colleges on June 7th, 2016

Podcasts are the one of the easiest ways to get inspired. Convenient, bite-sized chunks of advice delivered by people who are passionate about what they are discussing. Which makes them perfect listening for those who are wanting advice, motivation and revelation for their career paths.

Whether you don’t know what you want to do with your life, are struggling with how to handle your current job situation, want to know how to climb the career ladder or just want to get a shot of job inspiration, there’s a podcast for everyone!

Below you’ll find our top picks for career podcasts. Listen to them while you wash up, catch the train, drive, do the laundry or go for a walk, and get fired up with a vision for your life’s work!

career podcasts for inspiration

Career Tools

Delivered weekly, this podcast goes through specific actions you can take to grow your career and flourish in your job, no matter what industry or position you are in.

Accidental Creative

Perfect for people who are in, or want to pursue creative jobs, this weekly podcast provides a bunch of tips, tricks and skills you can use to build healthy careers and lives.

Happen to your career

Created for people who are not happy in their job, or need some guidance to find work they really love, this podcast helps people to match their strengths to work they will find interesting and meaningful.

Manager Tools

Aimed at managers and leaders, this podcasts provides concrete tools to deal with situations and people that you will deal with in your work, ranging from the big picture plans to easy everyday fixes.

The Leadership Dojo

Whether you are currently in a leadership position, are aiming for leadership, or are just curious for some success tips, this podcast is for you. Hosted by career expert Alex Barker, The Leadership Dojo features interviews with some of the greatest leaders out there, where they share their best leadership lessons.

48 days to the work you love

Hosted by career expert and author Dan Miller, this weekly podcast helps listeners to discover their true calling, find work they love, and explore business ideas and opportunities.

The Tim Ferris Show

Author an entrepreneur Tim Ferris hosts this amazing podcast which interviews highly successful people and discovers the keys to their success. Past guests have included Arnold Schwarzenegger and Tony Robbins.

The Career Catalyst

For job seekers, career climbers, entrepreneurs and managers alike, this podcast provides realistic advice for navigating career obstacles and dealing with day to day issues that may arise.


Featuring interviews with leading entrepreneurs, this podcast is ideal for people looking to tread their own path. Each interview covers the worst mistakes made by the entrepreneurs, and the lessons they learned from their work.

Beyond the To Do list

Busy? Struggling to juggle life and work? This podcast features actionable tips from highly successful people that you can use to take control of your life and your work.

Back to Work

Covering everything from productivity, communication, work, barriers, constraints and work hacks, this podcast is easy to listen to, with simple, concrete advice.


Hosted by productivity expert Mike Vardy, this weekly podcast gives listeners tips, tricks, tactics and tools to increase and improve productivity and time management.

How did you get into that?

Perfect for people looking to jump into their first career, or who want to make a career shift, as well as those who are interested in starting a business, becoming an entrepreneur or just need a spot of inspiration, this podcast features interviews with people who have interesting and amazing careers. The interviews chart how they came to be where they are and their best tips for career and life success.

Career podcasts for advice

So there you have it, the best podcasts to kick your career into gear… or if you’re just after some general interest and inspiration, try these.  So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to get inspired about your work and your life.

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