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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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Aug 15, 2019

It's difficult to enjoy or have much enthusiasm for your work if you don't believe it matters...but I would like to argue that no matter what work you do, it does matter. At least to someone. Let's look at four aspects of why and how your work matters (or can) in this podcast episode.


Aug 1, 2019

Why leave a career checkup to the middle of winter, when you can do it now? And wait...what is a career checkup anyway? Find out in this episode as Jenn outlines 5 steps to doing a thorough review of your own career...and taking charge of your own success.


Jul 18, 2019

Leadership exec, author and podcast/radio host Scott Miller joins me to talk about how leaders can model and promote a healthy work-life balance for those they lead.


Jul 11, 2019

Today's show features guest Celeste Headlee - journalist, author and TedX speaker - who talks about how to manage working with someone you don't agree with and maybe don't even like. Celeste offers practical tips and advice that the listener can use immediately to help communicate more effectively in the workplace.


Jul 4, 2019

You leave the interview...and you have no idea how it went...or do you? Here are 9 ways that indicate it was a good interview, no matter what happens in the end. Being able to recognize these 9 signs can help you to learn and to improve in your job search process.