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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 30, 2017

Have you felt appreciated lately?

In this episode, I take a look at all the amazing benefits both employees and employers receive when there is a culture of appreciation in the workplace.

There is actually a biological reason that appreciation and gratitude are good for you too!

I share the benefits and how to increase...


Nov 1, 2017

In this episode of the podcast, I interview this inspiring author who tells her story of struggle and perseverance...and how to seek the treasure of your own true self.  Join us as we talk about some of the following:

  • bottom of the class
  • failure, and failing "out of everything!"
  • learning disabilities
  • low...


Oct 26, 2017

Sometimes you are stuck in a job you hate, or a work situation you hate, and the first tendency is to want to run screaming off in another direction and figure stuff out after you make your very dramatic exit.

My advice is to WAIT!

There are 7 things you can do that might make a huge difference, whether you decide to...


Oct 19, 2017

If you want to advance your career, you need a plan and to develop some daily habits to help you execute your plan. Join this episode as Jenn first pays tribute to the late great Canadian Gord Downie, and then shares 9 things you can do to advance your career....all during a wind storm!


Jul 13, 2017

Marilyn's story of reinventing herself at age 50 is an inspiration to anyone looking to change careers or embark upon new adventures. Her advice? If there isn't a door there already,make your own! Join us in this wisdom-filled conversation as Marilyn shares her books, her story and how she is passionate about...