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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. And if you love the show, please consider subscribing AND sharing it with your friends!

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Mar 2, 2023

The 4 day work week is not a new concept, but there is renewed interest given our post-pandemic world and a new study out of the UK. Join in as Jenn shares some research results and discusses the pros and cons of this working configuration.

Feb 16, 2023

Have you been dreaming about doing something for years, but haven't gotten there yet? I had a couple of very big dreams when I was younger, and discovered something interesting very recently that I share in this episode that I hope will inspire you into action. Take a listen as my dreams turned to reality and I...

Feb 2, 2023

This is the first Careers by Jenn podcast episode in 2 years! In this episode, I come back to talk about becoming aware of your limiting beliefs in order to get rid of them, and therefore being able to unlock your true potential. Short and sweet!

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May 6, 2021

In this last regular episode of the podcast, Jenn walks down memory lane, shares some clips of memorable episodes and explains what's next. Join her for a bit of nostalgia and find her making mayhem and fun as usual over at Careers by Jenn on YouTube.

Apr 29, 2021

How do the stories we tell ourselves and others affect our lives and our careers? Special guest coach and speaker (a.k.a. Scary Voice Dude and Jenn's husband)  Scott Swanson shares his wisdom around why stories are critical to our success in all that we do. Access the free Stories Webinar...