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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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Sep 25, 2012

39: CD Podcast Episode: 9 Interview Tips for Podcasters

 Welcome back to CommunicationDiva, the podcast about improving your communication skills in order to improve your relationships. If this is your first time listening, or your 39th time, my hope is that there will be something here of value for you. We are...


Sep 18, 2012

038: CD Podcast Episode: What Is Your Signage Saying?

A bit of a rant about rude signage! In this podcast episode, I talk about an outing to the beach for ice-cream and the experience of encountering a business FULL of uninviting and rude signage. What does signage communicate? How can you make your business inviting,...


Sep 10, 2012

37: CD Podcast Episode: Oddity: An Interview From the “Fringe”

Writer/Actor Tiffany Anderson Talks About Her Latest Project: Oddity In this episode, Jenn speaks to Tiffany about her one-woman show currently running at the Vancouver International Fringe Festival. It is an original piece written and performed by...


Sep 4, 2012

36:CD Podcast Episode: Emotional Triggers: What They Are & What To Do About Them

What Triggers YOU? I can’t stand gum. In fact, I think it’s disgusting. I know I’m in the minority, but when I see someone chomping on “their cud”, it triggers me and I think all sorts of awful things. Why? Who knows? I used to...