Listen to the Career Survival Guide playlist on Spotify

Think of this as the soundtrack to your biggest career moments.



Career Survival Guide has a new playlist on Spotify! Think of this as the soundtrack to your biggest career moments, whether you’re about to interview for your dream job or break the glass ceiling. It has everything from old-school bops to feel-good pop.


Below are the songs we’ve curated so far. Give this playlist a listen as you’re getting ready for work or when you need a quick confidence boost.


Boss Up

  • The Man (Taylor Swift) - When you’re about to break the glass ceiling

  • Independent Women, Pt. 1 (Destiny’s Child) - When you get the first paycheck from your dream job

  • positions (Ariana Grande) - When you’re the CEO, product manager, UX designer, scheduling coordinator, and social media marketer for your side hustle

  • Proud of Me (Mahalia ft. Little Simz) - When you’re lifting as you climb

  • Clique (Kanye West, JAY-Z, Big Sean) - When you need to lead a team

  • Run the World (Girls) (Beyonce) - When women are promoted to leadership positions within your company

  • The Room Where it Happens (Hamilton: An American Musical soundtrack) - When you’re fighting for a seat at the table

  • Someone in the Crowd (La La Land Soundtrack) - When you’re getting hyped for networking events

  • Levitating (Dua Lipa) - When you’re about to pitch your products and services to a potential client

  • Diva (Beyonce) - When you’re working on your 9 to 5, side hustle, and still making time for self-care

  • Boss Bitch (Doja Cat) - When you have a successful performance review

Know Your Worth

  • Money (Cardi B) - When you’re about to negotiate your pay

  • Level Up (Ciara) - When you advocate for the promotion

  • Flawless (Remix) (Beyonce ft. Nicki Minaj) - When you realize that no matter what gets done today, you are enough

  • Know Your Worth (Khalid, Disclosure) - When you need to keep your head up

  • Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap (AC/DC) - When someone offers you an unpaid internship

  • Soulmate (Lizzo) - When you remember that the most important person you need to impress is yourself -- not your boss, your parents, or your significant other

  • Q.U.E.E.N. (Janelle Monáe ft. Erykah Badu) - When you remember that you wrote the movie and own the script and the sequel

  • I Wish I Missed by Ex (Mahalia) - When you’re in the business of moving on

Confidence Boost

  • Juice (Lizzo) - When you need a confidence boost before a job interview

  • Good As Hell (Lizzo)- When a recruiter calls to tell you that you got the job

  • Confident (Demi Lovato) - When you’re ready to ask for a promotion and back it up with data, testimonials, and proof of impact

  • I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Whitney Houston) - When you’re celebrating a work win

  • Bitch Better Have My Money (Rihanna) - When you realize that your paycheck comes in today

  • Pretty Girl Rock (Keri Hilson) - When you’re feeling yourself (and feeling nostalgic for a 2010 girl power jam)

  • Roar (Katy Perry) - When you approach every conversation with courage and bring your whole self to work

  • Whole Wide World (Mindy Gledhill) - When you finish making your vision board

Working From Home

  • Nails, Hair, Hips, Heels (Todrick Hall) - When you’re getting ready for that big Zoom meeting

  • Work (Rihanna ft. Drake) When you log on for the first time after PTO

  • 9 to 5 (Dolly Parton) - When you get tired of working for The Man

  • Work From Home (Fifth Harmony) - When your company extends the WFH timeline (again)

  • Work Bitch (Britney Spears) - When you need motivation to turn off your phone and get back to work

  • Self Care (Mac Miller) - When you use your PTO and don’t check your work email once 💅🏽

  • Sunday Morning (Maroon 5) - When you’re embracing “CEO Sundays

  • mirrorball (Taylor Swift) - When you need a break from people-pleasing and toxic productivity

  • Sugar Baby (Megan Thee Stallion) - When you buy products and services from BIPOC-owned businesses

Fall Down 7 Times, Stand Up 8

  • thank u next (Ariana Grande) - When you recognize that you’ve learned enough from your current role and are ready to find something new

  • I Will Survive (Gloria Gaynor) - When you make the final round of interviews but someone else gets the job

  • I Won’t Back Down (Tom Petty) - When dozens of your job applications have been rejected, but you dust yourself off and keep applying

  • Survivor (Destiny’s Child) - When you blaze your own trail

  • All This Time (Maria Mena) - When you make a mistake but remind yourself it’s going to be ok

  • Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) (Kelly Clarkson) - When you see rejection as a learning opportunity

  • Shake It Off (Taylor Swift) - When you’re protecting your energy

  • Sorry Not Sorry (Demi Lovato) - When you run into someone who wronged you earlier in your career, and they see you ~ thriving ~


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