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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.)


May 17, 2018

Being Sexually Harassed?

When someone says or does something to you - on purpose or inadvertently - that crosses the 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...

Oct 12, 2017

There are lots of really good reasons why resigning from a job in a professional and graceful way is a good idea. You maintain your reputation, your dignity and your relationship. Find out what to do before, during and after resigning in this podcast episode...and find out also who Garth Vader is and why he's SO darned...

Aug 3, 2017

Sometimes, we don't know what we sound like. Now, as a podcaster, I have the unfortunate experience of having to edit my shows, meaning I have to listen to myself ALL the time, and so I know very well that I say "you know" too much and that I have not yet eliminated the dreaded "ummmm". However! There are often...

Jul 6, 2017

Workplace distractions are many and what distracts one person might not bother the next. The problem with what does distract is that it can result in reduced productivity, reduced quality of work, and reduced morale when you feel that you aren't getting done the things you want or need to get done. In this episode, we...

Jun 29, 2017

Negotiating a raise can feel like a scary prospect. You might have little or no experience in negotiations, and feel ill-equipped to even try, but you don't have to be an expert to get good results. The secret sauce is: you have to prepare, and what I share with you in this episode is how to do just that. Tune in!