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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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Jul 26, 2018

It's your turn to train someone at work. Maybe you have never done it before and are worried you won't do it right. Maybe you don't know where to begin. Maybe the whole thing overwhelms you, or annoys you, and yet, your manager has said you must. Whatever the case...I'm here to help.

In this episode we'll talk about how...


Jul 19, 2018

Age Discrimination

is real. It would be nice to think people don’t discriminate in any way in a job search, but in reality, they do.

So what happens if you are no longer in your 20’s or 30’s and are looking for a job or to change careers? How can you minimize the possibility of ageism in your search? We’re going...


Jul 12, 2018

Feeling stuck in a rut or bored? Looking for ways to improve your performance or even just to get some energy? This podcast will give you 13 ways you can boost your career and open up doors to new things.


Jul 5, 2018

You've sent in your resume or had a great job interview, and then you hear nothing. Nada. Crickets. What should you do? When is it ok to follow up and how can you do it without being a pest? Find out in this episode.