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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 becoming a Patron of the show to help me share more valuable content with the world.

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Dec 22, 2016

Job seekers are expected to brand themselves these days, and who better to teach you how to do that than a marketing expert? Using digital marketing strategies, guest Valerie McTavish teaches how to show up online and in person in order to get the job, love your work and advance your career.

Dec 16, 2016

Self-disclosure in the workplace can be both beneficial AND risky. We've all met that coworker that shares way too much, and that other coworker that won't share a thing. Learn how to balance sharing personal information about yourself in ways that are safe, appropriate and helpful in the workplace.

Dec 12, 2016

Holiday gift-giving in the office or the workplace: what to do, what not to do, how to avoid a "faux-pas" and what is generally considered safe. Jenn offers 9 tips to help you this holiday season.

Dec 2, 2016

In this episode, Jenn interviews Nina Shoroplova, author of Trust the Mystery: Questions, Quotes and Quantum Wisdom. Nina offers listeners 13 ways to live life more fully by deepening self-awareness bit by bit, breath by breath, one day at a time.

Nov 24, 2016

Here are some strategies and ways in which to take off some of the pressure of having to do everything at work and at home. Learn how to prioritize, to set goals, to give yourself permission to not be perfect all the time.