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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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Feb 22, 2018

Learn what conscious business is, and how it can change your work and your life! Guest author and humanitarian Sue Dumais shares thoughts on purpose, people, the planet, the product and profit (or prosperity) in this heart-filled episode.


Feb 15, 2018

Do you fall into that old toxic thoughts pattern of thinking? Is your mind getting in the way of your own success? Find out how your thoughts could be sabotaging your goals in this podcast episode.


Feb 8, 2018

What happens when you move into a management or leadership position and discover it's more of a mess than you anticipated? Guest Ron Carucci has some great advice for anyone who finds themselves in this position or is thinking about making a move into one. Tune to find out what to do.


Feb 1, 2018

Mindfulness seems to be a big deal right now, but it's really an ancient practice. Find out how it can benefit your work life, your entire life, and lead to a happier, healthier you.