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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 21, 2017

Inspiring self-awareness and self-growth are a BIG part of what we do here at Careers by Jenn and so my hope is that this exercise of 25 questions meant for your year-end reflection will give you a frame-work to do some of that personal development work in the next week or so, so that you can ring in the New Year...

Dec 14, 2017

Join me and my guest, Tony Dottino, as we discuss how being aware of your emotional intelligence and how it affects you in the workplace will improve your career and your life!

Dec 7, 2017

It's holiday time and whether you celebrate or not, the mayhem and busy is hard to avoid. In this episode, Jenn shares with you 17 Stress-reducing holiday hacks to help calm your season and allow you to actually enjoy the process and the celebrations.


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 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...