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Listen and learn: 24 more podcasts on career and the workplace

Looking to fit in some professional development on the go? There are numerous podcasts – for career practitioners, jobseekers, students and working professionals – exploring job search, careers research, equity in the workplace, unconventional career pathways and much more.

For more work-related podcasts, check out these past CareerWise roundups:

Adventures in Careerland

This weekly podcast, hosted by career educator Adriano Magnifico, features students who share life-changing experiences and decisions that affected their career paths, professional networks and personal character. These stories will inspire students, teachers and anyone who wants to learn more about how youth navigate their life and career paths.

Behind the Science of Career Development

This podcast features the authors of Asia Pacific Career Development Journal articles, providing a glimpse of the work that went into creating the articles. The first podcast episode explored the “Transgender Workplace Experience,” highlighting the adaptability, flexibility and resiliency of transgender individuals.

Career Buzz (CareerCycles)

Career Buzz is hosted by Mark Franklin with co-hosts Stephen Armstrong, Nicole Hamilton and Shellie Deloyer. It features extraordinary career stories of ordinary people, and insights from thought leaders including Dragon’s Den star Arlene Dickinson, Canada’s career guru Barbara Moses, and career specialists Norm Amundson and John Krumboltz.

Career Carrots

Co-hosted by career strategist Rob Kim and University of British Columbia student Vivian Li, this podcast shares unique stories, experiences and advice to help students and young professionals with their careers.

Career-ing (Waterloo Careers)

Amisha Kaur, former CCA co-op student, speaks to students and alumni about their experiences navigating grad school. Episodes include “Finding Teaching Opportunities,” “Creating Connections for Your Future Career” and “Networking and Unconventional Pathways.”

Career Podcast with Audrey Prenzel

Audrey Prenzel shares her 20+ years of expertise with military-to-civilian career transition and best practices for police and fire career management. Prenzel is the author of Military to Civvie Street. The Complete Job Transition Guide for those Leaving the RCAF, Army, & RCN.

Coffee with Kim

In this live-broadcast podcast, host Kim Kaupe brings listeners along to her coffee meetings with successful CEOs, celebrities and influential individuals. Interviews cover everything from business and entrepreneurship to career and mindset.

Connect 4 Community (NSCDA)

Connect4Community is a journey into the experiences and perspectives of some of the influential minds in Nova Scotia. Listen in for candid interviews from individuals belonging to marginalized groups and those who work to improve their experiences.

Digging in with ONN (Ontario Nonprofit Network)

Digging in with ONN is a podcast that focuses on the issues that matter to the non-profit sector in Ontario. The first podcast series supports ONN’s efforts to advance decent work and uses an intersectional lens that centres on truth and reconciliation, racial justice and equity practices.

Find Your Dream Job: Insider Tips for Finding Work, Advancing your Career, and Loving Your Job

Every week, Mac Prichard and expert guests share insider secrets and job search tips on how to get a great job and develop a purposeful career. Join for job search inspiration, empathy and actionable advice.

FoodGrads Podcast

The FoodGrads podcast takes you on a fascinating journey into the hearts and minds of the amazing people who work in the food, beverage and hospitality industries. From food scientists to farmers, chefs to dietitians, R&D to sales, FoodGrads shares insights from professionals at all stages in their careers.

Get a Job! A Podcast by Vancouver WorkBC

“Get a Job!” is a local podcast for anyone looking for work in Vancouver. Presented by the Vancouver WorkBC Centres, it covers who’s hiring locally, what’s going on in the job market, and conversations with employment specialists and special guests about how to maximize your chances at finding and sustaining work in the Lower Mainland.

HBS Managing the Future of Work (Harvard Business School)

How will firms cope with the changes ahead and what steps do they need to take today? Each episode features faculty from the world’s leading business school interviewing CEOs, technologists and experts on the bleeding edge discussing how to survive and thrive by managing the future of work.

Hello Monday with Jessi Hempel

LinkedIn’s Jessi Hempel explores the changing nature of work and how that work is changing us. What does work mean to us? Should we love what we do? Join Jessi as she talks with guests such as Reid Hoffman and Roxane Gay to unearth lessons that apply to our own careers.

Hidden Talent (Challenge Factory)

The Hidden Talent podcast showcases the voices of small business owners and military veterans as they discuss their own employment struggles and successes, from both sides of the interview table. These short, bingeable episodes are designed for everyone looking for their next hire.

Journal of Career Assessment Podcast

This podcast features contributors to the Journal of Career Assessment, which covers the various techniques, tests, inventories, rating scales, interview schedules, surveys and direct observational methods used in scientifically based practice to provide an improved understanding of career decision-making.

Leaderful (The Ally Co.)

Leaderful explores human-centred, systems-conscious approaches to leadership and building high-functioning teams. It focuses on the core problems of burnout, disconnection, conflict, misuses of power, unethical leadership and stuckness on teams and within organizations.

Leaderhood & Parentship (CultureSmith Inc)

CultureSmith Inc provides workplace emotional intelligence (EQ) and leadership training. On each episode, Leaderhood & Parentship dives into the most recent and relevant issues facing leaders based on the hundreds of executive coaching calls CultureSmith facilitates each month.

The Career Confidante

Join career and leadership development expert Marie Zimenoff as she invites you to learn what you need to know today for tomorrow’s career success. She shares the inside scoop on hiring trends, explains how to earn a promotion and explores what hiring managers are saying across a variety of industries.

The ClariTEA Podcast (Living Corporate Network)

The ClariTEA Podcast offers insights to help you transition your career as well as raw, unfiltered conversations about equity and access in corporate America.

The Dream Job System Podcast

Austin Belcak brings you quick, highly actionable strategies to help you land a job you love without “traditional” experience and without applying online. These tactics stem from Belcak’s personal experience landing interviews and his experience helping thousands of jobseekers get hired.

The Unleading Podcast (York University)

Seemingly neutral and apolitical approaches to leadership have not addressed the ​longstanding inequities and challenges in Ontario’s public education system. In this context, questions arise related to the type of leadership required to facilitate this work, how leaders are selected and prepared to lead, and how we might continue to develop models of leadership that challenge the status quo.

Twice As Hard

Twice As Hard is an exploration of Black identity in the working world and a blueprint for success. Listeners will learn what obstacles limit opportunity for Black professional progress, how to understand and overcome racial stereotypes, be productive, find purpose and ultimately thrive in business.

Unpacked Podcast (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives)

This podcast unpacks some of the most complicated issues in Canadian news and current affairs. Recent episodes from host Stephen Hurley and guests cover “The Care Economy and What’s at Stake” and “Taking the temperature on workers’ rights, labour and organizing.”

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Lindsay Purchase oversees CERIC’s tri-annual magazine, Careering, and the CareerWise website, along with the CareerWise Weekly newsletter. She has a background in journalism, having worked previously as a digital editor and reporter. Lindsay is a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University’s Global Studies program.
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Lindsay Purchase oversees CERIC’s tri-annual magazine, Careering, and the CareerWise website, along with the CareerWise Weekly newsletter. She has a background in journalism, having worked previously as a digital editor and reporter. Lindsay is a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University’s Global Studies program.
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