Building on last year’s list of career development podcasts, check out these shows on all things career and work – from entrepreneurship to career change to older workers to women in the workplace, and much more. Looking for a Canadian angle? You’ll find a few below.
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A podcast for creative entrepreneurs, freelancers and side-hustlers. Dig into the mindset, habits, routines and boundaries to help you make money doing what you love.
Canadian Job Search Podcast
Landing a job today can be challenging if you are a recent graduate or new Canadian. This podcast’s mission is to help people get the job they want. It features interviews with industry experts who provide tips and strategies to help jobseekers navigate the recruiting and interview process.
Guests include resume writers, career coaches, recruiters and job seekers. Topics include resumes, interviewing, job resources and leveraging social media to job hunt.
Early Careers Podcast
The Early Careers Podcast with Jack and Ollie will guide you through every aspect of the early careers market. As the co-founders of AllAboutGroup.org and R M P Enterprises, the pair have more than 20 years of experience in the marketplace between them.
Get Work Savvy
This podcast aims to help people find a job they enjoy. Host Liam Gardner speaks to people working in a variety of jobs and industries.
This podcast from The Globe and Mail examines new generation of interrupters, the industries they’re turning on their heads and how the big players are fighting back. While this is a business-focused podcast, jobseekers considering career pathways in disrupting or disrupted industries may find it informative.
Just Work It (Atkinson Foundation)
A provocative, energizing and uncommon conversation about decent work for millennials.
Major Jobs Podcast
High schooler Teland interviews people who have different careers – from a plumber to a venture capitalist to a career coach – exploring what they do, how they got into their jobs and more.
Manager Tools is a weekly business podcast focused on helping professionals become more effective managers and leaders. Each week, the podcast shares specific actions for professionals to take to achieve their desired management and career objectives.
Repurpose Your Career
Repurpose Your Career, brought to you by Career Pivot’s Marc Miller, is a podcast for those in the second half of life to come together to discuss how repurpose their careers for the 21st century. Come listen to career experts give you proven strategies, listen to people like you tell their stories on how they repurposed their careers and finally get your questions answered.
Safe for Work
The podcast is an advice-based show for all the sticky situations people run into, including surviving the holidays at work, eating healthy at the office, negotiating raises and more. Hosts Liz Dolan and Rico Gagliano talk with listeners who call in and business leaders to unearth career advice.
Side Hustle School
A daily show for everyone who works a regular job and wants to start an income-earning project on the side. In each episode, listeners will hear a different story of someone who’s started a side hustle – along with what went well, how that person overcame challenges, and what happened as a result.
Slate’s Working Podcast
Talking to people about how they do their jobs, from a sports bra scientist to a temporary housing co-ordinator to an oyster farmer, and much more.
Startup Canada Podcast Show
This show speaks with the movers and shakers of Canada’s entrepreneurship community to give a glimpse into the future of business and share insights on everything from social innovation to the future of work, investing and why we need to think bigger to take our businesses global.
The Broad Experience
A conversation about women, the workplace and success, covering a broad wide range of topics including ageism, working through menopause, pregnancy loss and working, and military spouses. Episodes began in 2012.
The #SocialRecruiting Show
Katrina Collier, author and candidate engagement facilitator, and Glenn Martin, Talent Acquisition Professional, chat to people in the HR, talent acquisition, recruitment and employer branding space about all things recruiting, marketing, sourcing, employer branding, social media, diversity and inclusion, and more.
The Work Remix with Lindsey Pollak
The Work Remix with New York Times bestselling author Lindsey Pollak offers a positive approach to personal and organizational change that combines classic business practices from the past with modern ways of working. Each episode answers questions about thriving in the workplace of today and tomorrow.
What the Job?
An advice podcast on all things jobs. Listen to University of Alberta alumni talk about their career paths and learn tips from the Career Centre on everything from networking to resume writing.
Women at Work (Harvard Business Review)
Four seasons of conversations about the workplace, and women’s place in it.
Workforce Central Canada Podcast
This podcast from MDB Insight covers workforce development issues in Canada, including a look inside what is happening in Canada’s industry sectors, the pressures on those industries with regard to talent, what kind of skills are in demand today and what skills may be in demand in the future.
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