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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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Jul 30, 2020

Are you a "Most Excellent Procrastinator?" I know I am. Join me as I offer 7 reasons WHY you might be prone to this career-stifling activity, and how to move past it and on to the much more pleasant sense of accomplishment and relief!


Jul 16, 2020

Author, historian, editor and tree enthusiast Nina Shoroplova shares her wisdom and insight in this conversation about career paths that on the surface seem to wander. She also talks about her latest book about the beautiful trees of Vancouver's Stanley Park and all the ways in which a person could train for a career to...


Jul 9, 2020

Are you looking for a job or to change careers right now? Here are 13 tips to help you navigate a job search in these Covid 19 times.


Jul 2, 2020

Those pesky ANTs are often preventing you from achieving your dreams and getting in the way of you finding your true purpose. Learn what they are, how to categorize them and what to do to "kill" them before they sabotage you!