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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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Oct 4, 2018

Today's guest Johnathan Grzybowski shares how some of his best career moves come as a result of getting away from it all. Find out how travel could help your career success.


Sep 27, 2018

How do you begin when you suddenly find you have moved from co-worker to manager, without any formal training? What are some of the most important concepts to take with you? Find out on today's episode with guest author and speaker, Rocky Romanella.


Jun 21, 2018

Customer Retention...

how can you - as a sales person or a business owner - make sure that you keep your customers?

What makes your service exceptional?

Find out in this episode of the podcast when guest expert, author and high end portrait photographer Jeffrey Shaw shares his strategies around attracting and keeping...


Apr 12, 2018

There are two kinds of leaders: one that focuses only on tasks, and one that focuses on people. Which one are you, and how do you develop your relational skills so that you can get both tasks done and build relationships with those you lead? Join Jenn and Dr. Colby Jubenville to find out in this podcast episode.


Mar 1, 2018

Podcast guest and business coach Patrick von Pander and I get right into why business people miss most of their opportunities in this lively podcast episode. Join us, you might be surprised to learn what he has to share!