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My name is Jenn Swanson and this is my NEWLY re-branded show called Careers by Jenn (formerly The Communication Diva Podcast.)

I started podcasting as a hobby in 2012 on the broad topic of communication. At the time, I was teaching Human Relation Skills to college students in the healthcare field, and realized that what used to be "common sense" is not really all that common anymore, because communication skills are not intentionally taught much anymore. I didn't have enough class time to cover very much in depth, and so decided I needed a platform on which to expand what I wanted to share with people. So, Communication Diva was born.

My early episodes are quite general, and then once I got to Episode 100 and beyond, I began to focus mainly on career, workplace, job search and self-improvement topics that help you to succeed in the workplace (and in life!) through great and more effective communication.

Then, right after (and before and around) episode 150, I re-branded the name and that is why you will see Careers by Jenn title and artwork from 151 onwards!

It's been a journey and a progression.

This show is sometimes just me, waxing eloquent...(haha!) and more often, I interview fascinating guests from all around the globe who offer tips and actionable ways you can get the job, love your work and advance your career. Sometimes we focus on self-growth and personal improvement, and other times we give you step-by-step advice to get something particular done. In any case, thanks for reading this very long description! I hope you find something that resonates here and invite you to join the conversation. (Come join our private Facebook group too, it's called The Careers by Jenn Community.)

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Jun 26, 2012

27: CD Podcast: The Aggressive Communicator

Aggressive Communicators: How to Manage When Working With One. In this CommunicationDiva podcast episode, Jenn continues the series of behavioral styles by looking at aggression, and particularly aggressive communicators in the workplace: Topics include: signs and symptoms of...


Jun 19, 2012

26: CD Podcast Episode: Are You Passive? 9 Ways to Tell

In this CommunicationDiva Podcast episode, Jenn offers 9 “signs & symptoms” of passive or non-assertive behaviour: Everyone has elements of passive, aggressive and assertive styles, but which one is YOUR default? Here’s how to tell: 1.You are known as the...


Jun 12, 2012

25:CD Podcast Episode: Communication and The Abusive Person

How to Tell if The Person You Are With is Abusive By The Way They Communicate In this CommunicationDiva Podcast episode, Jenn interviews counselor and author Karen McAndless-Davis about her work with women who have been abused by their partners both physically...