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I'm Jenn Swanson and this is my podcast 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 and it's been amazing!

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 wellness, organizational and personal improvement topics, 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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Nov 15, 2018

Host better and more collaborative meetings and events using fresh methods of engaging deep and meaningful conversations that matter! This short podcast offers some reflections from a recent Art of Hosting workshop experience. Take a listen and get inspired to take your meetings to the next level.


Nov 8, 2018

Perfectionism can have its benefits, but can also be very detrimental to your productivity, your career and your health. Find out how to manage if you have this challenging personality trait.


Nov 1, 2018

How well would you fit into the culture of a company you are looking at applying to? Is cultural fit the big deal it used to be? How can you determine if you are compatible with the organization you are hoping to work for? Find out in this shorter episode of the show.


Oct 25, 2018

Have you noticed? It seems more and more that there is incivility around...that people are behaving in uncivil and nasty ways. This can have a profound affect on workplace productivity and the well-being of both individuals and the organization itself. Find out what to do in this episode.


Oct 18, 2018

Your work wardrobe might be out of hand, and may be one source of your overall stress. Guest Kristi Soomer from Encircled, an ethical clothing company in Toronto, shares how reducing your closet can reduce your stress.