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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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Nov 16, 2017

Almost every job interview includes the question: What are your strengths and weaknesses?" In this episode of the NEWLY re-branded podcast (formerly the Communication Diva podcast) Careers by Jenn, I take a look first at how you can do a self-assessment of your strengths, in order to generate a list to work with. I also...


Nov 9, 2017

Guest expert Mac Prichard gives solid advice on where to find "hidden" jobs and how best to maximize job-search energy and time efforts. With his 3 main strategies for success, Mac shares how to find that best job and then how to go about getting it.


Jun 15, 2017

Well, there are lots of reasons that you maybe didn't get the interview that are well beyond your control. For instance, maybe they already had someone in mind and the whole job posting thing was just a formality. It happens.

However! There are many reasons you might not have been called that ARE within your control. I...


Mar 30, 2017

Preparation is key for a job interview, and so in this episode, Jenn shares 21 of the most common interview questions, WHY they are being asked, and how best to plan to answer them... to make your interview a successful one.


Nov 17, 2016

Searching for a job can be a daunting experience. Holding on to one can be a challenge. Here are 9 things you can do NOW to help you get and keep the job you want.