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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 31, 2020

Well what a year 2020 was! As horrible and hard as it was, and as glad as I am to see the back of it, there were some silver linings. This is my review, and a little of what I'm looking forward to in 2021. I share some of what has inspired me, and hope that my reflection will also give you a chance to do some reflecting...

Dec 24, 2020

Guest author, keynote speaker and leadership strategist Peter Montoya joins Jenn for this conversation about how to lead and manage teams digitally in this time of remote working.

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Dec 17, 2020

Are you feeling anxious or stressed? Do you want to find ways to slow down and just breathe, especially this time of year? Here is an episode for you that offers a few ways you can do that, AND includes about an 8 minute guided meditation (around the 14:53 time mark) that can help you to fully relax.

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Dec 10, 2020

Have you ever felt like quitting a job? Have you known good people who have left the place you work, and you wonder why? Why do good and great employees quit? Find out the 10 tops reasons in this episode.

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Dec 3, 2020

In this episode, I share 7 ways to help you communicate more effectively at work and in general. Excellent and effective communication is an ongoing practice and takes work, but these 7 steps can massively improve your experience and help you to be a far better communicator.

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