Your Guide to the Top Career Podcasts of 2021

There are so many ways to build and grow your ideal work life, but sometimes it’s hard to find the time. Luckily, career podcasts offer a solution for professionals who want to hear new ideas.

In 2017, I created my inaugural Top Career Podcasts Guide: a single source for the best shows dedicated to helping professionals look for work and grow their careers. As time has gone on, I have continued to explore new podcasts to find the best shows that help people with job searching and career development. 

I hope this 2021 guide will introduce you to some fantastic new podcasts that will help you take the next steps in your career. You can follow the hashtag #CareerPodcast to see new shows and episodes as they come out in the coming months. 

To download a PDF copy of the guide, visit this post. If you would like to nominate a show for the 2022 guide, please email me at mac@macslist.org. 

Meet the Top Career Podcasts of 2021

#SecureTheSeat

Hosted by: Minda Harts 

Hear stories of everyday women of color as they lean into a workforce that isn’t always invested in their success. How do they do it? Join Minda Harts as she helps you dig deep and learn how to “secure the seat.”

  • Website: mindaharts.com
  • Episode length: 30 minutes
  • Frequency: Irregular
  • Years in the guide: 1

3,2,1, iRelaunch

Hosted by: Carol Fishman Cohen 

Returning to work after months or years away can be brutal. Thanks to 3,2,1 iRelaunch, help is at hand. With great job-hunting advice and inspiration, the podcast will help you smooth the path back into employment. 

  • Website: irelaunch.com
  • Episode length: 30 minutes 
  • Frequency: Every week 
  • Years in the guide: 4 

48 Days to the Work You Love

Hosted by: Dan Miller 

National career authority Dan Miller inspires listeners to earn a living doing what they love. Offering a wealth of creative thinking and empowerment, the podcast gives listeners a comprehensive plan to move from unemployment or job dissatisfaction into the career of their dreams. 

  • Website: 48days.com
  • Episode length: 45 minutes 
  • Frequency: Weekly 
  • Years in the guide: 4 

Advice to My Younger Me 

Hosted by: Sara Holtz 

Host Sara Holtz and her guest experts serve as virtual mentors to younger women on how to craft successful, satisfying careers. Listen for engaging and inspiring conversations from those who have “been there, learned this.” 

  • Website: tomyyounger.me
  • Episode length: 20 minutes 
  • Frequency: Every other week 
  • Years in the guide: 3 

All Things College and Career

Hosted by: Meg Gerry and Bobbie Ryan 

Learn before you leap with Meg Gerry and Bobbie Ryan’s podcast that gathers insights into colleges and careers from experts and professionals working in these fields. 

  • Website: atcandc.com
  • Episode length: 55 minutes 
  • Frequency: Irregular 
  • Years in the guide: 1

Brown Ambition 

Hosted by: Mandi Woodruff and Tiffany Aliche 

Brown Ambition is a podcast about careers, success, relationships, and building wealth that is geared toward young listeners of color. Mandi Woodruff and Tiffany Aliche provide practical tips on personal finance and career management.

Business, Life and Coffee

Hosted by: Joey Price 

Are you looking for an entrepreneur mentorship podcast? Each week, Joey Price interviews business leaders and entrepreneurs who share their success stories through meaningful advice, funny anecdotes, useful life hacks, and tricks of the trade. 

  • Website: jumpstart-hr.com
  • Episode length: 20 minutes 
  • Frequency: Weekly 
  • Years in the guide: 1

Canadian Job Search Podcast

Hosted by: Connel Valentine and John Ribeiro 

Connel Valentine and John Ribeiro interview industry experts who provide you with tips and strategies to help you navigate the recruiting and interview process. 

  • Website: zero2hired.com 
  • Episode length: 35 minutes 
  • Frequency: Irregular 
  • Years in the guide: 2 

Career Relaunch® 

Hosted by: Joseph Liu 

The Career Relaunch® podcast helps you navigate the ups and downs of a career transition. Each episode features insightful interviews with everyday people who have stepped off the beaten path in their careers to pursue more meaningful work.

  • Website: josephliu.co
  • Episode length: 40 minutes 
  • Frequency: Irregular 
  • Years in the guide: 4 

Career Revisionist 

Hosted by: Dr. Grace Lee 

This podcast is about answering one question: How can you build a fulfilling career where it’s all about doing work you love and growing your income without sacrificing your values. 

Career Warrior Podcast 

Hosted by: Chris Villanueva 

This show is designed to help you land your dream job and be the best professional you can be in your career. Hear motivational advice from industry leaders, resume experts, and job seekers to help guide you through your career. 

  • Website: letseatgrandma.com
  • Episode length: 30 minutes 
  • Frequency: Weekly 
  • Years in the guide: 2 

CareerCloud Radio

Hosted by: Justin Dux 

Learn practical tips and tricks for your job hunt from host Justin Dux, who features guest resume writers, career experts, recruiters, and HR experts.

  • Website: careercloud.com
  • Episode length: 30 minutes 
  • Frequency: Irregular 
  • Years in the guide: 4 

Careers & Ca$h Flow

Hosted by: Dalan Vanterpool 

This podcast helps professionals connect their career moves to their wealth goals. Dalan Vanterpool teaches you the skills needed to build a meaningful career that leads to more time, money, and freedom. 

  • Website: dalanvanterpool.com
  • Episode length: 20 minutes 
  • Frequency: Irregular 
  • Years in the guide: 2

Careers by Jenn

Hosted by: Jenn Swanson 

With a mix of personal stories and interviews, Jenn explores how you can succeed in the workplace and job search through more effective communication. 

  • Website: careersbyjenn.com
  • Episode length: 30 minutes 
  • Frequency: Weekly 
  • Years in the guide: 4 

Declassified College

Hosted by: Justin Nguyen 

Why is it that all the college advice for students comes from boring people who went to college 20 years ago? This show is about sharing college advice from real students and professionals—all in 15-minute episodes.

  • Website: getchogrindup.com
  • Episode length: 10 minutes 
  • Frequency: Several times a week 
  • Years in the guide: 1

Discover Your Talent, Do What You Love

Hosted by: Don Hutcheson 

Don Hutcheson interviews individuals from every career category and profession as they share their real-world experiences and insights—what worked, what didn’t, and why—and any advice they can offer to jump-start your life and take your career to the next level. 

Dr. Dawn on Careers 

Hosted by: Dr. Dawn Graham 

This weekly podcast provides the best career tips and advice from Dr. Dawn Graham and her guest experts. Whether you’re in a job search or want to know how to land a promotion or make more money in your work, Dr. Dawn has you covered! 

  • Website: drdawnoncareers.com
  • Episode length: 50 minutes 
  • Frequency: Weekly 
  • Years in the guide: 2 

Esther the Career Coach Podcast

Hosted by: Esther Yvette 

Esther Yvette shares career advice to empower women of color with the tools and confidence needed to advance within their careers and make the money they’re worth.

Find Your Dream Job

Hosted by: Mac Prichard 

Every week, Mac Prichard talks to a career expert about how to get a great job and develop a purposeful career. Get job search tips and actionable advice to help you find work that matters. 

  • Website: macslist.org
  • Episode length: 30 minutes 
  • Frequency: Weekly 
  • Years in the guide: 4 

Finding Brave

Hosted by: Kathy Caprino 

Kathy Caprino helps listeners access the courage they need to honor their true passions, talents, and values in life and work, and leverage them for more success and happiness. 

  • Website: findingbrave.org
  • Episode length: 35 minutes 
  • Frequency: Weekly 
  • Years in the guide: 3 

Foote Notes

Hosted by: Andy Foote 

On this podcast, Andy Foote interviews intrinsically interesting people that he met on LinkedIn.

  • Website: linkedinsights.com
  • Episode length: 50 minutes 
  • Frequency: Irregular 
  • Years in the guide: 1

Happen to Your Career

Hosted by: Scott Barlow 

Want to do work you love? This is the show that provides the inspiration, tools, and roadmaps to move from where you are to work that matters to you and uniquely fits your strengths and talents. 

How I Got Hired Podcast

Hosted by: Sonal Bahl 

Sonal Bahl holds conversations with a range of people from different walks of life who have had extraordinary success in finding their dream jobs or reinventing their careers. 

How to Be Awesome at Your Job

Hosted by: Pete Mockaitis 

If your job requires substantial thinking and collaboration, this podcast will help you flourish at work. Each week, Pete Mockaitis interviews thought leaders and results-getters to discover specific, actionable insights that boost work performance.

  • Website: awesomeatyourjob.com 
  • Episode length: 45 minutes 
  • Frequency: Several times a week 
  • Years in the guide: 4 

Jazzed About Work 

Hosted by: Beverly Jones 

Beverly hosts informal conversations with established professionals about everything it takes to create a resilient and rewarding career. Her guests go beyond the research and get personal as they talk about their interesting and often surprising professionals paths. 

  • Website: woub.org
  • Episode length: 35 minutes 
  • Frequency: Every other week 
  • Years in the guide: 3 

Ken Coleman Show 

Hosted by: Ken Coleman 

Join America’s Career Coach, Ken Coleman, as he delivers practical advice to help you discover the role you were born to play—and map out a plan to get there! Ken is here to help answer your questions about career, passion, and talent so you can maximize your potential. 

  • Website: kencoleman.com
  • Episode length: 45 minutes 
  • Frequency: Daily 
  • Years in the guide: 2 

Life Skills That Matter

Hosted by: Stephen Warley 

Stephen Warley interviews people who figured out how to work for themselves and shares how they did it. He teaches practical life skills like self-awareness, curiosity, and energy management to help you design your unique business model.

Liz Career Coaching Podcast

Hosted by: Liz Herrera 

If you are launching your career or ready for your next career move, this podcast will empower you to pave your path and take the action steps to get you where you need to be. 

  • Website: lizcareercoaching.net
  • Episode length: 30 minutes 
  • Frequency: Every other week 
  • Years in the guide: 1

Making a Living Podcast

Hosted by: Maggie Mistal 

Maggie Mistal helps you understand the elements of your ideal career, leverage the most effective job search tools, and craft a career strategy by laying out the short and long-term steps required to make your ideal career a reality. 

  • Website: maggiemistal.com 
  • Episode length: 35 minutes 
  • Frequency: Monthly 
  • Years in the guide: 4

Meant for It

Hosted by: Polina Selyutin 

Alongside deep explorations into high-growth career paths and industries, this podcast reveals roads less traveled and careers that improve the world. If you are seeking inspiration, you can hear weekly conversations with those who have followed a calling or taken a career leap.

  • Episode length: 40 minutes 
  • Frequency: Irregular 
  • Years in the guide: 4 

Negotiate Anything

Hosted by: Kwame Christian 

Discover how to make difficult conversations easier while getting more of what you want in the process. You’ll hear interviews from successful business professionals and thought leaders and discover how they use these skills to advance their businesses and careers. 

No B.S. Job Search Advice Radio

Hosted by: Jeff Altman 

Another show by Jeff Altman, AKA, “The Big Game Hunter.” This show provides daily advice that will help you find work much more easily. After all, the skills needed to find a job are different than the skills needed to do a job. 

Paychecks and Balances

Hosted by: Rich Jones 

Whether it’s getting out of debt or getting a new job, Rich Jones has you covered. Listen in for a down-to-earth and relatable approach to personal finance and career advice. Prepare to have some fun along the way!

Repurpose Your Career

Hosted by: Marc Miller 

This is a podcast for those of us in the second half of life. Marc Miller interviews career experts and provides proven strategies on how to repurpose your careers for the 21st century. 

  • Website: careerpivot.com
  • Episode length: 35 minutes 
  • Frequency: Weekly 
  • Years in the guide: 3 

Resume Storyteller

Hosted by: Virginia Franco 

Virginia Franco brings you interviews with career industry experts and regular folks who tested the job search waters and succeeded. She’ll give you strategies to tell your career story. 

Switch, Pivot or Quit

Hosted by: Ahyiana Angel 

This show is for women seeking encouragement, inspiration, and change in a life filled with demands. Ahyiana shares her tips and interviews seasoned professional women to provide listeners with actionable items for improving their personal and professional lives.

Tap In (part of the Living Corporate platform)

Hosted by: Tristan Layfield 

Tristan Layfield’s Tap In is a program on Living Corporate, a platform centering and amplifying Black and brown voices at work. He is a career coach and resume writer who approaches career development with clients by combining their own personal branding with their career field. 

  • Website: layfieldresume.com
  • Episode length: 5 minutes 
  • Frequency: Several times a week 
  • Years in the guide: 1

The Broad Experience

Hosted by: Ashley Milne-Tyte 

Women face serious issues like sexual harassment and pay discrimination in today’s workplace. Ashley Milne-Tyte educates and empowers women to reject discrimination everywhere they work. The podcast features women of all ages and backgrounds. 

The Career Builders Podcast 

Hosted by: Mike Bird and Lisa Plain 

Lisa Plain and Mike Bird host weekly conversations that build careers. The podcast is geared toward 20- and 30-somethings who take their careers (but not themselves) really, really seriously.

The Career Clarity Show

Hosted by: Lisa Lewis Miller 

This podcast is dedicated to what makes a career fulfilling, how to craft a career path that can be as dynamic as the gig economy, and how you can get clarity and confidence about what you want (and where to find it)! 

The Career Confidante

Hosted by: Marie Zimenoff 

Career and leadership development expert Marie Zimenoff shares the inside scoop on hiring trends, explaining how to earn a promotion and exploring what hiring managers are saying across various industries. 

The Dr. CK Bray Show

Hosted by: Dr. C.K. Bray 

Dr. CK Bray shares the latest research findings in the areas of business, personal excellence and achievement, resilience and thriving, career, learning, leadership, change, and health.

The Exclusive Career Coach Podcast

Hosted by: Lesa Edwards 

This weekly podcast covers all things career management, including job search strategies, interviewing tips, networking tools, maximizing LinkedIn, salary negotiations, and managing your mindset around your career. 

The GenX Career Show

Hosted by: Kay Kirkman 

Kay Kirkman will help you navigate the unique career challenges that surface at midlife. Drawing from her personal experience and guest experts, Kay provides inspiration, motivation, and practical tips to help you find work that truly lights you up! 

  • Website: joyfuldreamlife.com
  • Episode length: 25 minutes 
  • Frequency: Weekly 
  • Years in the guide: 1

The Meaning Movement

Hosted by: Dan Cumberland 

Through discussions with experts and people in the process of making career changes, Dan Cumberland takes apart the myths of a single path and overnight success and replaces it with tried and true strategies for the slow and steady pursuit of meaning in your life and work.

The Power of Owning Your Career

Hosted by: Simone Morris 

Empowering, inspiring, motivating interviews with leaders who demonstrate ownership of their careers. Join Simone Morris as she explores career stories to leave you with actionable advice for your career. 

  • Website: simonemorris.com
  • Episode length: 30 minutes 
  • Frequency: Weekly 
  • Years in the guide: 1

The Voice of Job Seekers

Hosted by: Mark Anthony Dyson 

This podcast is for unemployed, underemployed, and underappreciated job seekers who are looking for employment. Mark Anthony Dyson brings you relatable and relevant voices to help bring you modern job search tactics. 

Work from the Inside Out

Hosted by: Tammy Gooler Loeb 

Tammy Gooler Loeb shares real-life stories of people who made their way to more meaningful, purposeful, and enjoyable paths in their work, second-act careers, or other activities.

  • Website: tammygoolerloeb.com 
  • Episode length: 50 minutes 
  • Frequency: Weekly 
  • Years in the guide: 2 

Working on Purpose

Hosted by: Alise Cortez 

This show explores a wide array of topics that impact and shape the experience of being in today’s workforce, with the aim of creating meaningful work-life integration. 

  • Website: voiceamerica.com
  • Episode length: 50 minutes 
  • Frequency: Weekly 
  • Years in the guide: 3 

Your Career

Hosted by: Jane Jackson 

Jane Jackson’s mission is to make career guidance and advice accessible to all who want support. Gain job search tips and listen to interviews with professionals and entrepreneurs who have made successful transitions into exciting new directions.

  • Website: janejacksoncoach.com 
  • Episode length: 25 minutes 
  • Frequency: Every other week 
  • Years in the guide: 4