Podcasts' rising popularity isn't surprising. They're a great way to consume information without requiring much effort. You can listen to them while running, commuting, or studying.
But have you ever thought about starting your own podcast? If you haven't, you might want to consider changing your mind. Here are several reasons why you should start your own podcast.
1. Stand Out When You Apply for Jobs
These days, many companies will find their inboxes flooded with hundreds—if not thousands—of applications for each opening. Gone are the days where an impressive resume alone is enough; you need to think of alternative ways to stand out.
Starting your own podcast is an excellent way to distinguish yourself from everyone else. When hiring managers can hear your voice, you add more of a personal touch. Moreover, you'll show that you're genuinely interested in your role and willing to think outside the box.
Plus, you'll automatically become more memorable. Very few (if any) other applicants will have gone through the effort of starting a side project.
2. Socialize With Your Friends
Let's say that you want to start a podcast, but have no idea about which niche you should choose. If you fall into this category, don't worry—you can talk about literally anything you want.
Instead of worrying about pigeonholing yourself into one or two subjects, you can keep things open by starting a podcast with your friends. Each week, agree to either meet up in person or have an audio conversation somewhere online.
If you decide to start a podcast with your friends, you might find that your weekly show is the perfect way to socialize with them.