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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 23, 2017

The dictionary says this: a team player is a person who plays or works well as a member of a team or group.

Sounds straightforward…but no one is going to ace all of the traits and qualities that make up the perfect team player. We ALL have areas we can improve upon.

Every one of us could do some work if we wanted...


Sep 28, 2017

Goal-setting is something I think everyone should do, and surprisingly, lots of people actually don't. (I'm not talking about New Year's resolution-style either...I mean goals of every kind for all sorts of areas of your life.) When you do get around to actually setting a goal..what happens next? Often, the goals...


Sep 14, 2017

What is Laser Focus?

I’m not sure when this term first came into my awareness…but it’s been around for a while now, for about 5 years or so anyway, and if you don’t know what I’m talking about, let me explain:
the idea behind the term "laser focus"  is that you focus in on something with the same intensity as...


Sep 7, 2017

Make the Most of Your Every Day.

Some days just fly by...or zoom by...or crash by, and when asked, "did you have a good day?", I don't know how to respond. Has this happened to you?

Other days are magnificent. Not in a "that was the most awesome, life-changing experience" kinda way, but in the way that I end...


Aug 17, 2017

In today's episode, guest author and workshop leader Diana Mohrsen shares her love of journaling and talks about how it can be good for you to get introspective in the midst of a busy working life.  Journaling can give time to think, and to pause, and to release tension and explore questions. She talks about how at...