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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.)


Dec 14, 2017

Join me and my guest, Tony Dottino, as we discuss how being aware of your emotional intelligence and how it affects you in the workplace will improve your career and your life!

Mar 23, 2017

Have you ever read an email you’ve been sent and wondered what the sender was thinking??

Have you ever sent an email, only to have it completely misunderstood by the receiver?

Good email etiquette (sometimes used to be called “Netiquette”, which is a little cutesy for me), communicates a lot about you and, in some...

Mar 9, 2017

Workplace loyalty is key to employers AND employees. Check out this episode of the podcast, when guest author, speaker and CEO Lee Caraher shares how valuable loyalty can be to every organization and to every worker, and how to go about creating that loyalty.

Mar 2, 2017

Networking events make my skin crawl. I don't enjoy the "speed-dating" feel and I'm an extrovert! I can only imagine what this is like for an introvert. Networking is, however, highly effective if done well. Here are 7 strategic tips to help you navigate more easily, and to be more successful in making...

Feb 23, 2017

In this episode of the podcast, I talk to small business owner and educator Mandi Trickett about her thoughts on professionalism. Mandi is the owner of Avenue 42, a beauty salon located in Langley, BC that offers cosmetic tattooing, nail art and other aesthetic services.

Mandi shares how there's more to professional...