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The 6 Best Podcasts To Listen To For Career Advice

There a couple ways to find solid career advice. One involves a series of tricky steps. First, you scout out potential mentors on social media. Second, you scour the internet for their email addresses (because, no, they’re not listed on Twitter). Then, after brushing off an email bounce-back (or two, or three), you contact said people via LinkedIn with a request to “meet for coffee.” You pray one will eventually respond.

Or consider a second scenario: You download some great podcasts for career advice and… that’s it. There are a number of podcasts on the market today that can help you navigate your career. For instance, in our very own Girlboss Radio, host Sophia Amoruso interviews successful entrepreneurs about the ups and downs of their professional lives and the biggest lessons they’ve learned along the way.

Ahead, we’ve rounded up a few of our other favorite career advice podcasts:

Ctrl Alt Delete with Emma Gannon

Hosted by Emma Gannon, this podcast features interviews with thought leaders across a variety of fields. You can expect refreshing chats with guests that focus not only their career trajectories, but social media, feminism, and the internet.

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The Marie Forleo Podcast

Host Marie Forleo’s goal is “to help you become the person you most want to be.” To this end, she interviews guests who dish out practical tips for happiness and success. Episodes also dive into feelings of failure, success, and resiliency.

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Starving Artist

You know the stereotype of the “starving artist”? While many artists do struggle to make a living, a select few are able to survive solely off their creative works. This podcast dives into the financial side of creativity and success.

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Switch, Pivot, Or Quit with Ahyiana Angel

Ahyiana Angel’s podcast focuses on practical advice for career switchers hoping to transition into new fields. The former sports entertainment publicist transitioned into a career as a book author. Listen for motivation, inspiration, and advice.

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Safe For Work

Stressed about the little conundrums of office life? Hosts Liz Dolan and Rico Gagliano are here to guide you through it. The two take listener calls and talk to career experts about how we can all manage our work problems a little better.

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Side Hustle School

Chris Guillebeau, author of the New York Times bestselling book The $100 Startup, writes and hosts this podcast about people who’ve successfully turned side hustles into their main jobs. If you’ve looking for a little inspiration for your own side hustle, as well as some real talk on what it takes to make it work, this is for you.

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How I Built This with Guy Raz

Ever wondered how the big companies of today began? Like, say, Lululemon or Lyft? NPR‘s Guy Raz hosts the weekly podcast with deep dives into a the story behind a single company. He traces a company’s origin story to its roots and meticulously covers its massive growth. While not focused on advice, it’s a great podcast for a little bit of inspiration and great storytelling.

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