Your Guide to the Top Career Podcasts of 2023

More than three years after COVID-19 hit, many people are rethinking their relationship with work and exploring different career paths. Career podcasts continue to play a significant role in helping individuals navigate their careers and achieve their professional goals.

After launching Find Your Dream Job in 2015, I decided we all needed a better way to find great career podcasts. 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.

We’re returning with our sixth annual guide, highlighting the best shows that help people with job searching and career development.

Here are a few themes in this year’s guide:

  • Equity, Diversity and Inclusion: Representation and racial equity continue to be crucial in the workplace. I’m pleased to share that 62 percent of this year’s featured podcast hosts are women, and 40 percent are BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, or People of Color).
  • An Emphasis on Soft Skills: With the changing nature of work and the increasing importance of soft skills such as communication, empathy, and adaptability, career podcasts are focusing more on these skills and how to develop them.
  • Remote and Hybrid Work: With remote and hybrid work becoming more prevalent, career podcasts are addressing the unique challenges and opportunities that come with this new way of working and the ongoing digital transformation of the workplace.

While we’re always sad to see some of our longtime career podcast friends have moved on from hosting their shows, we’re grateful for the work they have shared over the years, and we’re excited to discover new shows. Thirty-eight percent of this year’s shows are being featured for the first time.

I hope this guide will introduce you to some fantastic new podcasts to 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.

If you would like to nominate a show for the 2024 guide, please email me at mac@macslist.org. You can also fill out this Career Podcast Nomination Form.

Thank you and happy listening!

Mac Prichard

Founder and CEO, Mac’s List

Host, Find Your Dream Job

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Meet the Top Career Podcasts of 2023

3,2,1, iRelaunch

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.

5 Minute Career Hack™️

Get your declassified career hacks in one spot every week with the 5 minute Career Hack Podcast. No fluff – all action to move your career and compensation when and how fast you want.

9 to 5ish with theSkimm

The work advice you need, from women who’ve been there. Every week, join the co-founders and co-CEOs of theSkimm, Carly Zakin and Danielle Weisberg, as they help you get what you want out of your career by talking to the smartest leaders they know. 

48 Days to the Work You Love

  • Hosted by: Dan Miller
  • Website: 48days.com
  • Episode Length: 40 minutes
  • Frequency: Weekly
  • Years in the guide: 6

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.

A Wild New Work: Ecological guidance for your work life

Welcome to A Wild New Work. You’ll learn about the seasons, how the natural world “works,” and what it can all mean for you and your career. Hosted by Megan Leatherman, a career coach, mother, and teacher in the Pacific Northwest.

All Things Work

  • Hosted by: Tony Lee
  • Website:  shrm.org
  • Episode Length: 20 minutes
  • Frequency: Irregular
  • Years in the guide: 2

Every episode, Tony Lee, vice president and head of content at the Society for Human Resource Management, talks with thought leaders and tastemakers to bring you an insider’s perspective on all things work.

The Art of Speaking Up

The Art of Speaking Up is a podcast that empowers professional women to achieve their wildest career goals by helping them strengthen their voices and find their inner power. The show aims to motivate, entertain, and remind working women that no matter what they might be struggling with, anything is possible for them in their careers.

As We Work

With actionable steps grounded in Wall Street Journal reporting, As We Work gives practical advice to help you improve your work life. Hear compelling conversations with everyday people, experts, and Wall Street Journal reporters as we focus on the workplace topics that are top of mind and offer tips and tricks for handling the thorniest of situations.

Beyond Barriers

If you are an ambitious woman who wants to dominate your career, then the Beyond Barriers podcast is for you. Discover why traditional career strategies are outdated, what skills are growing in demand, and how to stand up and stand out in the workplace.

The Break (formerly CareerCloud)

Entrepreneur Michael Gardon is on a mission to help people break work and get intentional about their career journey. In 2018 work wasn’t working for Mike, so he decided to break work and design a better work-life. Now, he helps people do the same.

Brown Ambition

Every Wednesday, Brown Ambition helps you unapologetically build wealth by saving, investing and making smart career choices — on your own terms.

Brown Table Talk

Most leadership lessons, advice, and coaching flooding the market place are not speaking to Women of Color. Join Dee C. Marshall and Mita Mallick as they break down the challenges women of color face in the workplace.

Career 101 Podcast

Welcome to the Career 101 Podcast, hosted by Porschia Parker-Griffin. This is a place for ambitious professionals and seasoned executives who want to get an edge in their careers. Here, we discuss everything you were never taught or told about career growth, development, and change.

Career Bitches

Join career bitches Ann and Marcelle for an irreverent romp through their insanely interesting lives as professional writers and career experts at Career Valet. They cut through the workplace bullshit and give it to you straight.

The Career Change Maker Podcast

Week after week, host Janine Esbrand brings you career change tips, strategies, and inspirational stories that can help you to get unstuck and transition into work that you love.

The Career Change Podcast

  • Hosted by:  Rikke Hansen
  • Website: rikke.me
  • Episode Length: 35 minutes
  • Frequency: Irregular
  • Years in the guide: First

The Career Change Podcast will show you how to change careers or figure out what business to start when you are a smart (but stuck) person in your mid-30s to your mid-50s.

Career Cohort: A Community for Curious Careerists

In this podcast, Emily Wong talks about tools for achieving career success, inspirational stories about overcoming career and life challenges, and how we can recalibrate our perspective to better enjoy the journey forward.

The Career Confidante

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 Career Contessa Podcast

A weekly career advice podcast focused on women, work, and all the answers to your questions so you can be more fulfilled, healthy, and successful at work.

The Career PROgressions Podcast

Building the career you want is no longer about climbing the ladder of success. Technology and the speed of information have made it more like climbing a rock wall. Career pros and experts offer advice that will help you be proactive, be intentional, and keep moving forward.

Career Relaunch‪®‬

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The Career Relaunch® podcast helps you navigate the dynamics and emotions of a major career transition. Each episode features candid, honest interviews with professionals from all walks of life who have left their old careers behind to do work they find more fulfilling and meaningful.

Career Revamp

Welcome to Career Revamp hosted by Alicia Perkins. This show was created to inspire professionals to take control of their careers and stop settling. It’s time to revamp the way you think about your career and start setting your own terms.

Career Revisionist

Welcome to Career Revisionist with Dr. Grace Lee, dedicated to doers, dreamers, and realists who want more success and satisfaction in their life. 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 Sequel – The Return to Work Podcast

Going back to work after a career break doesn’t have to be stressful. This podcast is all about helping you land flexible, meaningful, paid work you love.

Career Slay

Imagine the impact we could have on society if everyone loved what they did. That’s what Career Slay is all about: interviewing people who love their jobs and asking them how they got there and what they’ve learned along the way. We’re here to slay the fear people have in their career.

Career Talk with OG

In Career Talk With OG, Oscar Garcia empowers you so opportunities come to you. You’ll get relevant, practical and actionable career tips and strategies. You’ll also hear from industry professionals sharing their career journey. Oscar offers episodes in Spanish.

Career Therapy

Welcome to the Career Therapy Podcast, where we explore the intersection of work and well-being. Join your host, Coach Marty, as he interviews mental health experts, coaches, and industry insiders to bring you practical insights and tips that will help you build a meaningful, rewarding, and sustainable career.

Career Uprising

Discover what it would be like to actually enjoy going to work every day. Imagine if you felt completely fulfilled with your job. If you are looking to up-level in your career, Lorraine Rise can help you get there.

Career Warrior Podcast

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.

Careers & Coffee

Careers & Coffee is a short weekly chat about all things careers. Dan and Liz respond to job seeker questions and work to get answers to common questions and explore career paths, right here in Eastern Iowa.

CareerTALKS Podcast

CareerTALKS provides relevant and actionable advice to help professionals grow in their career and life. Join Orlando Haynes as he interviews industry thought leaders, coaches, entrepreneurs, and corporate professionals ready to share their story and advice.

Chan with a Plan

  • Hosted by: Max Chan
  • Website:  chanwithaplan.com
  • Episode Length: 20 minutes
  • Frequency: Several times a week
  • Years in the guide: 2

Providing career advice in easy actionable steps for frustrated professionals. Helping you overcome career challenges so you can stop feeling confused and defeated and start feeling focused and confident in order to excel in your career.

Change Work Life

If the prospect of yet another five days at work gives you a sinking feeling on a Sunday evening, the Change Work Life podcast is for you. Host Jeremy Cline explores the changes you can make to enjoy a better working life, whether these changes are small alterations to day-to-day routines, major career shifts, or something in between.

The ClariTEA Podcast (part of the Living Corporate platform)

Welcome to The ClariTEA Podcast, where you’ll not only get the insight to help you transition your career, but we’ll have raw, unfiltered conversations about equity and access in corporate America. 

Color Your Dreams

The Color Your Dreams Podcast is for women of color and allies who are running a business or creating a career. Are you ready to align and purposefully pivot your business or career, while collectively creating a sustainable and equitable future?

The Colors of Her Success

The Colors of Her Success Podcast helps prepare 20-something women of color for their seat at the table. Every other week, your host Mia Williams has candid conversations with high-powered and influential women of color to capture their advice, life lessons, and expertise that will help you on your journey to success.

Conversations on Careers and Professional Life

Host Gregory Heller has conversations with University of Washington and Foster School faculty, staff, alumni, executives, current MBA candidates and other experts relating to career development, planning, and resilience. If you’re navigating a career change, pursuing your MBA, or looking to develop a resilient mindset to help you with your job search, this podcast may be for you.

Cool Careers Podcast

Cool Careers with Sha Lee Hornsby is a platform to highlight career journeys from industry professionals. These digital testimonies allow our viewers to learn about the peaks, valleys, and pitfalls within careers, allowing us a chance to learn and grow.

Cubicle Confidential

Are your co-workers driving you crazy? Does your boss suck? Mary Abbajay and Chris DeSantis are here to podcast you to workplace (and social) success. Each week we’ll meet you at the watercooler and respond to your most outrageous workplace questions, comments, and concerns.

The Daily Job Hunt

A daily dose of ass-kicking for those on the job hunt or interested in advancing their careers. Subscribe to the daily email version and get access to additional tools and resources for job hunters.

Discover Your Talent, Do What You Love

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.

The Dr. CK Bray Show

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.

Dream Job with Danielle Cobo Podcast

Discover the power of developing the grit, resilience, and courage to thrive in a complex and changing market. Featuring interviews with top leaders and change-makers, this podcast provides actionable advice on leadership development, burnout prevention, and change management.

The Dream Job System

Austin Belcak brings you quick, highly actionable strategies to help you land a job you love without traditional experience and without applying online.

The Early Career Moves Podcast

Early Career Moves is a BIPOC-focused career strategy podcast that empowers listeners to make their next career move with confidence and joy. Each week Priscilla Esquivel Bulcha drops guest and solo episodes brimming with BIPOC-friendly career knowledge.

The Exclusive Career Coach Podcast

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 Final Round

Have you ever wondered why only a few people get past the final round interview and land the job offer? Join us in the ring as our host, AJ Eckstein, speaks with recruiters to learn the secrets why certain applicants get “knocked out” and others are still standing after the final round.

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Find Your Dream Job

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.

Find Your Niche: A Career Podcast

  • Hosted by: Lori Cole
  • Website:  ihire.com
  • Episode Length: 25 minutes
  • Frequency: Several times a month
  • Years in the guide: First

Of all the career choices available to a job seeker, how does someone find their uniquely perfect fit? Lori Cole sets out to learn how people from all walks of life discovered their calling, and shares what it looks like when your passions align with your job.

Finding Brave

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.

The FlexJobs Podcast: Career Advice & Job Search Tips

Remote job search tips and career advice from FlexJobs. FlexJobs is a job board highlighting only the best remote, hybrid, and flexible schedule jobs ranging from entry-level to executive, freelance to full-time, and local to global.

The GenX Career Show

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.

Get Hired with Andrew Seaman

Get Hired helps people live better lives by teaching them how to find work that aligns with their interests, values, and needs. Join a community that you can listen to, lean on, learn from, and share with throughout your career.

Girl, You’re Hired: Job Interview Tips Podcast

Get ready to level up your job interviewing game! Tune in to this informative podcast for the ultimate insider tips on how to land your dream job. From nailing the toughest interview questions to tackling your weaknesses, host Lena Sernoff dishes out exclusive knowledge.

Happen to Your Career

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.

Hardcore Soft Skills Podcast

Soft skills are increasingly valuable for your career and your projects. In each episode, host Yadi Caro delves into different soft skills, featuring experts and people in highly technical fields who have used soft skills to succeed.

Hello Monday

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? How can we switch it up? 

Her Next Career Move

Her Next Career Move is the podcast igniting a movement to flood the workforce with dope women of color ready to claim it all. Through deep reflection, expert advice, and unfiltered storytelling, our host Dr. Jasmine Escalera will inspire and motivate you to take action toward owning your career.

HigherEdJobs Podcast

The HigherEdJobs Podcast is dedicated to helping higher education professionals find fulfillment in their careers and be the change agents that higher education needs in today’s world. Join hosts Andrew Hibel and Kelly Cherwin, along with guest experts, as they examine job search strategies and break down the latest news and trends in higher education.

How I Got Hired Podcast

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

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.

How’d She Do That?

Have you ever looked at different women’s careers and thought, “how’d she do that?” This encouraging and fun podcast is answering that question in each episode while speaking to women who have created inspiring lives and careers.

Jazzed About Work

  • Hosted by:  Beverly Jones
  • Website:  woub.org
  • Episode Length: 35 minutes
  • Frequency: Every other week
  • Years in the guide: 5

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 professional paths.

The Job Hunting Podcast

Renata Bernarde hosts a 5-star rated show listened to in over 50 countries while teaching the Job Hunting Made Simple program, where she helps coaching professionals on the steps and framework to make career advancement simpler and less stressful.

The Job Interview Experience

Matthew Sorensen brings you interview preparation, insider insight, questions and answers, best strategies, and more.

Job Interview Preparation Simplified

Based on insights into who is really getting the job (plus exactly how they do it), this podcast is a new and simple approach to job interview preparation.

Job Tales

Do you know that there are thousands of possible careers awaiting you out there? You will be astonished by the number of jobs you would have never thought existed. Laura Leoncini’s conversations will give you inspiration when you are undecided on your career path, and the courage to change if you feel stuck.

The Ken Coleman Show

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. 

Liz Career Coaching Podcast

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.

Making a Living Podcast

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.

The Meaning Movement

Entrepreneurs start businesses to have freedom and flexibility, but often get the opposite. The Meaning Movement gives entrepreneurs insights to recalibrate their work-life balance so they have energy and motivation to keep going.

Meant for It

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.

The Mid-Career GPS Podcast

Join John Neral and his guests as they share their stories, strategies, and tips to help you create whatever is next so you can find a job you love or love the job you have.

The Midlife Career Rebel Podcast

Host Dr. Carol Parker Walsh is on a mission to empower professional women at midlife to tear up the rule book, take control of their careers, and get the life they want. This podcast takes a fresh and unconventional approach to career growth and development.

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The Morning Mindset w/Kisha Hicks

Are you an underpaid or undervalued HR professional seeking to get unstuck? The Morning Mindset Podcast hosted by Kisha Hicks serves as a tool to help you shift your mindset so that you can advance your HR career and earn more money. Tune in weekly to learn how you can make your next move!

Negotiate Anything

Negotiation isn’t just a skill, it’s a life philosophy. Changing your mindset in this way will help you to find creative ways to use negotiation to improve your quality of life and build stronger relationships both at work and at home. This show will help you to find confidence in conflict and negotiate anything.

The New Way We Work

Fast Company deputy editor Kate Davis takes listeners on a journey through the changing landscape of our work lives and explains what we need to build the future we want.

No B.S. Job Search Advice Radio

Hosted 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.

The NoDegree Podcast

NoDegree interviews successful people without college degrees to figure out what made them successful. Learn how they got into their respective fields and listen to the advice they have so you can follow in their path.

People in Transition

  • Hosted by: Bob Gerst
  • Website: bobgerst.com
  • Episode Length: 35 minutes
  • Frequency: Irregular
  • Years in the guide: 2

This podcast provides tips and techniques for everyone from students to people in between jobs to those who own a personal business and people transitioning into retirement. Each episode offers a different perspective on these changes in life.

Pivot

What’s next for your career and creative projects? Embrace fear, insecurity, imperfection, and intuition as the superpowers they are while pivoting.

The Power of Owning Your Career

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.

Real Job Talk

Seasoned HR and recruiting consultants Liz and Kat help you navigate your career and get through your work day. Go beyond the employee manual for some real job talk!

Reframe & Reset Your Career

This podcast will help if you’re looking for a job, feeling stuck in your career, looking to change your perspective, or just rediscovering your why. Harsha brings his passion for neuroscience and psychology and their interaction with career and personal development.

Repurpose Your Career

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.

Resume Storyteller

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.

SharpHR Career Corner

This podcast hopes to inform, enlighten, and inspire you when it comes to careers. The podcast shares tips and resources, and talks with professionals on all topics surrounding careers.

Squiggly Careers

Squiggly Careers is a weekly podcast that will help you take control of your career development. Hosted by Amazing If founders Sarah Ellis and Helen Tupper, the podcast covers all things work: from how to manage stress and overcome your confidence gremlins to micro-aggressions and discovering your strengths.

Sustainable Ambition

Join Kathy Oneto, founder of Sustainable Ambition, for conversations with experts, authors, and friends on what it means to live with sustainable ambition. Learn concepts, tips, and tools to craft a fulfilling career, on your terms, while still being ambitious and avoiding burnout.

Time4Coffee

At Time4Coffee, the professionals in the jobs that matter most to you always have time to grab coffee 24/7 to help you figure out how to convert your college degree into a career track you’ll love.

Trill MBA Show – The Career Management Podcast for Black Women

Being a Black woman is hard, especially in corporate America. There are too many hurdles thrown at us as we try to climb the ladder of success. The Trill MBA Show is here to help you fight these battles by giving you the strategies that work.

The Voice of Job Seekers

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.

Who Ya Know Show

Each week, the hosts serve the job seeker community with motivation, education, and inspiration by interviewing today’s top thought leaders on a range of topics, including job search strategy, networking, mindset, entrepreneurship, personal branding, LinkedIn, resumes, interviewing, employee benefits, and more.

Women at Work

Women face gender discrimination throughout our careers. It doesn’t have to derail our ambitions — but how do we prepare to deal with it? Harvard Business Review staffers Amy Bernstein and Amy Gallo interview experts on gender, tell stories about their own experiences, and give lots of practical advice to help you succeed in spite of the obstacles.

WomxnWho

Womxn Who challenge the status quo. Womxn Who ask for what they want. Womxn Who hold the door open for other womxn. We’re sharing the incredible stories of womxn in advertising, marketing, and media – covering everything from caffeine to careers, with a whole lot of charisma.

Work from the Inside Out

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.

The Workplace Podcast in association with YellowWood

A thought-provoking conversation where we will give a different perspective and insight into the workplace. The aim is to empower you to create a different path to success for yourself, your team, and your organization.

Your Bravo Career

Ever wondered how you can love your job and build a great career? Learn how with Your Bravo Career, a podcast about why your career matters, how you can enjoy what you are doing each day at work and how to build a great career along the way.

Your Career

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.

Your Career GPS

In this bi-monthly episodic series, host Brad W. Minton serves as the GPS to Gen Z students and young adults ready to find their fit and make their mark on the world through their careers. He helps aspiring professionals develop a stronger career identity and navigate the sometimes complicated journey of career development.

The 2023 Top Career Podcast Guide and creative assets were designed by Maria Guerriero of Germinate Creative. Lisa Kislingbury Anderson oversaw the guide’s copywriting, project management, and promotion.