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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.)


Nov 8, 2018

Perfectionism can have its benefits, but can also be very detrimental to your productivity, your career and your health. Find out how to manage if you have this challenging personality trait.

Oct 11, 2018

Why would it be critical to be likeable at work? What difference can it make if you can do the job? Apparently, a whole lot. Find out why and how you can increase your chances of being likeable in this episode.

Sep 20, 2018

How to shine...when awful stuff happens to you and you don't feel like you even can. This is what my guest Lisa Foster from specializes in.

Aug 30, 2018

There are many benefits (including some not so obvious ones) to getting into the practice of saying yes more often. In this episode, I share these, and a few stories and offer some inspiration as to why I think you might want to try this more...for your career and for your life.

Want to get motivated? Take a listen.

Jul 12, 2018

Feeling stuck in a rut or bored? Looking for ways to improve your performance or even just to get some energy? This podcast will give you 13 ways you can boost your career and open up doors to new things.