As the year draws to a close, it’s a good time to take stock of your career. Perhaps you’re happy in your current role but want to focus on your professional development, whether that’s by discovering some fresh sales techniques or learning how to enhance your team leadership abilities. Maybe you’re reconsidering the merits of your existing job, or simply want to uncover some ways to boost your motivation.
For any of these situations, there is a podcast to help! Here’s a list of some of the best career podcasts, including some specific Sales and Marketing podcasts for those of you looking to up your game in 2022.
Sales and Marketing Podcasts
If you feel a little stagnant in your sales role, ‘The Advanced Selling Podcast’ might be the lift you need. Created by Bill Caskey and Bryan Neale (20+ year BSB sales training veterans), the podcasts contain valuable insights into what it takes to be a master salesperson, with a focus on techniques you can employ straight away in areas like cold calling, prospecting and forecasting. Presented in a highly humorous way, each podcast sits around the 10-20 minute mark – a nice bite-sized chunk you can easily fit into your busy day.
Mike Stelzner certainly knows his ‘social’ stuff. From his blog that gets 10 million hits a year, to his daily email list that goes out to hundreds of thousands, Mike’s company ‘Social Media Examiner’ is a juggernaut in the world of online marketing.
His ‘Social Media Marketing’ podcast series contains wisdom from his own experience, as well as other leading social media pros. Topics include selling with Instagram reels and stories, creating TikTok videos that connect, and new strategies for marketing funnels and email sequences. Packed with plenty of actionable tips, it’s a handy resource for those wanting to extend their social media marketing prowess.
Career, Leadership and Professional Development Podcasts
Jane Jackson was recently voted as a Linkedin Top Voice 2020 Australia, and it’s a well-deserved spot. With over two decades of experience as a career management coach, Jane really knows her stuff when it comes to helping people make the most out of their careers. This podcast contains wide-ranging pearls of wisdom including building your personal brand and how to be happier at work, alongside job search and interviewing tips.
The best leaders learn from… the best leaders. In this podcast series, Kevin Kruse (an entrepreneur with nine New York Times bestselling books under his belt), gets those juicy leadership insights for you by interviewing some top-notch business talent, such as Stephen M R Covey and Ken Blanchard. From thought-provoking topics such as ‘This 12 year old wrote a novel – what’s your excuse’, to the ‘The start-up story of Netflix’, you’re sure to find some gold nuggets to build your leadership capabilities.
Some days, you just wish you had more than 24 hours to work with! While this podcast can’t physically give you that, it does offer a plethora of strategies, tips and tricks to help you optimise your day, and get more done. Hosted by Australian organisational psychologist, Dr Amantha Imber, you’ll enjoy interviews with a cross-section of successful professionals, from entrepreneurs to musicians. Listen and learn as she expertly draws out what they do differently to increase their efficiency and boost their productivity levels.
Whether you’re contemplating a career move or actively looking for a position, it’s a savvy idea to remain in the know about the ever-changing recruitment market. And listening to our ‘The WOW Way’ podcast is a great way to do so!
Hosted by Viv Edwin, each episode features conversations with clients, candidates or expert WOW recruitment consultants, giving you the lowdown on the latest happenings in the sector. Whether it’s interview tips, career progression guidance, or inside info for your industry, you’ll benefit from the best advice from our knowledgeable WOWzers. And if what you hear leaves you wanting more, feel free to get in touch with one of our recruitment agency specialists to discuss how we can support your professional growth and future career.