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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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May 25, 2017

In today's episode, I was thinking about assertiveness particularly in the workplace and also for the job search…the time around getting into the workplace…when you are looking for a job and going through interviews and communicating with recruiters and possible employers.

In this episode:

I  want to do three...


May 18, 2017

Leading from the inside.

Leadership is not the same thing as authority. You don’t need letters before or after your name, or a special title to be a leader. You don’t need a title at all.

Leadership is less about role and all about a choice. We all know and have experienced authorities…people who have manager...


May 11, 2017

Are you working with a passive- aggressive person?

It might be hard to tell at first, but there are definite signs to look out for. Today’s topic is something that you’ve probably encountered before somewhere…a person who is behaving in a passive-aggressive way. You might have had moments of it yourself…we all...


May 4, 2017

With all the negativity around in the world right now, it's easy to get caught up in the theme...but what is it doing to your life, your health and your workplace? Join Jenn to hear about what becoming more positive can do for you at work and at home, and how you can change your thought patterns to become more...