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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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May 31, 2018

How do you choose between

two really great career opportunities? How do you choose between two really great opportunities in general? What do you have to weigh, and how what might you win or lose when you finally do decide?

Use the principles of Improv

In this show, our guest uses the principles of improv theatre...


May 24, 2018

Interview mistakes can be prevented, IF you know what exactly to prevent! Join Jenn and guest author Thea Kelley in this episode to learn what interview mistakes smart people make and how to avoid them.


May 17, 2018

Being Sexually Harassed?

When someone says or does something to you - on purpose or inadvertently - that crosses the line...it can be hard to know how to respond.

In this important episode, guest expert and author Alicia Dunams shares her exact script of what to say so that both you and the person who has offended can...


May 10, 2018

Ever find yourself wishing you had a "do-over" as far as your career goes? Does career regret weigh you down? Today's episode looks at some of the top career regrets and how you can turn regret into opportunity.


May 3, 2018

Looking for an Amazing Job?

Today's guest, Austin Belcak, has made it his mission to teach others how to land an amazing job at a big tech company the way he did, with creativity and strategy. Austin shares his steps and offers excellent and unconventional advice in this podcast episode.