Top podcasts by IT recruiters

By Matt Hayes | 8th June 2022

What podcasts are IT recruiters listening to?

We can’t speak for everyone, just our team. From meditation and mindfulness to motivation and mirth, our IT recruiters have compiled their top podcasts and why.

We can’t remember a time when we didn’t have a good podcast to tune into. We’re spoiled for choice with so many options. Here are the Devonshire Hayes technology recruiters’ hot podcasts picks.

Happy reading (and listening).

Podcast picks

  1. Steven Bartlett’s Diary of a CEO

https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-diary-of-a-ceo-with-steven-bartlett/id1291423644

4.8 stars

Brandon Lobar & Siobhan Sammon – IT recruiters

Coming in hot with two votes, we have Steven Bartlett’s Diary of a CEO.

The Diary of a CEO is an unfiltered journey into the remarkable stories of the people that have defined culture, achieved greatness and created stories worth hearing about.

This podcast gives you the opportunity to hear some of the most influential people, who have achieved huge success, give their unfiltered account of their stories. A bit like a diary. We guess that’s where the name comes from. 😊

Brandon says: “I love it because the guests are open and frank and it’s not often you hear frank and truthful stories.”

Siobhan says: “I started listening to this podcast when I saw Stephen on Dragons’ Den. Following his journey from being a broke university drop out and living alone, to being a 29-year-old CEO of one of the UK’S fastest growing companies.

His drive and ambition are inspiring. His positive mindset and interesting stories from some of the most famous and successful people, are a great listen. Especially when I’m winding down at the gym or have some free time.”

  1. The Meditation Podcast

https://themeditationpodcast.com/

4.3 stars

Chris Devonshire – Co-founder

Let’s face it, the last two years have certainly made us acutely aware of maintaining mental wellbeing. Mindfulness podcasts helps so many people deal with the daily stresses of life – offering a moment to reflect, digest and centre.

Well, this podcast does what it says on the tin. A great meditation experience for everyone in their daily lives.

Chris says: “I love this podcast because it helps me to clear my mind and get into a meditative state. I find meditation difficult as my mind doesn’t switch off easily.

The binaural beats and guided talking really help me to zone out and I feel fantastic when I’ve finished the 20 – 30 minutes!”

  1. That Peter Crouch Podcast

Conor Honeyball – IT recruiter

Did you know that Conor is a rare, limited football boot collector? Now you do. This and his love of ‘the game’ might give you an inkling into his favourite podcast right now. 😊

Conor says: “Being a huge football fan, it is always a real eye-opener to hear what goes on behind the scenes within football clubs. Whether it’s the different routines footballers follow, what happens in the training ground or stories of what happens when players go on tour.

The Peter Crouch Podcast is excellent for the morning journey into work. It puts a smile on your face and makes you laugh.” #Passthepod!

  1. Daily Meditation Podcast

Jazmin Jaycock – IT recruiter

On a similar thread to Chris’ current podcast fave, Jazmin too enjoys focusing on relaxing the mind.

Jazmin says: “After a busy day I like to put my phone down and listen to the Daily Meditation Podcast. It’s 15-20 minutes every day where I focus on relaxation and nothing else.

Meditation is proven to help improve focus and concentration. It is also said that meditation can improve self-awareness and lower the levels of stress and anxiety!

I can’t recommend meditation enough. 20 minutes a day to focus on something different and learning to relax without looking at our phones.”

  1. My Dad Wrote a Porno

Nicola Southon – Office Manager

There’s no sugar-coating it, this is exactly as it sounds. It’s about a guy, and his 2 friends, reading the erotic book his dad wrote and then dissecting it. Don’t judge this choice until you listen to it. 😊

Nicola says: “I love to listen to a podcast when I’m walking to work. I like the comedy ones best. My favourite is ‘My Dad Wrote a Porno’. However, there is nothing sexy about it.  It’s awfully written so the podcast is pure comedy gold. I have been known to spontaneously burst out laughing walking along with my air pods in.”

  1. David Goggins – Can’t Hurt Me

https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/Cant-Hurt-Me-Audiobook/B07KKNG85B?source_code=M2M30DFT1BkSH101514006I&ipRedirectOverride=true&overrideBaseCountry=true&gclid=CjwKCAjw7vuUBhBUEiwAEdu2pAkcrbwt6R2AzLNMkaxuZ93qq93Og9NN22LIviy3jx8y6zLTwcJvrhoCZGIQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

Matt Hayes – Co-founder

Audible or podcast – does it really matter?

Goggins shares his inspirational story on overcoming obstacles to reach his full potential. He is believed to be the only man in history to complete elite training as a Navy SEAL, an Army Ranger and an Air Force Tactical Air Controller.

Matt says: “David is a former Navy seal, now turned extreme athlete. He talks through his path in life and his 40% rule. It’s motivational and inspiring as he talks a lot about pushing through barriers, potential fears and striving to realise your full potential.

7. Fore Play

https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/fore-play/id1200343264

4.7 stars

Taylor Ironmonger – IT Recruiter

Barstool sports all the time. One for your classic golf addict. It’s normal folks sitting at a bar watching coverage, venting about the game’s difficulties, and weighing in on pro gossip. Taylor really enjoys listening to these champs simply because they are normal blokes who love playing golf and drinking beer.

Happy listening

That’s a wrap on our top podcasts by IT recruiters – well the IT recruiters at Devonshire Hayes. 😊 Have a listen and let us know what you think.

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Happy listening,

Matt Hayes