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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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Apr 15, 2021

Are you over 50 and looking to change careers or find a job? In this episode I share 9 things to think about over and above the usual job search strategies, and these are specifically for you.

Mar 25, 2021

Guest Justin Nguyen offers solid advice on how to optimize your LinkedIn profile for job search and career success in this podcast episode.

Jan 28, 2021

Interviewers always ask what questions you have at the end of an interview. Here are 7 GREAT questions to have in your back pocket, so that you sound prepared and ready.

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Nov 12, 2020

Are you in a job search or thinking of changing careers? Are there people who might be able to help you by offering their experience, wisdom or connections as you search? This episode shows you how to identify and then maximize your network in preparation for you making your move.

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Oct 22, 2020

Considering changing careers? Do you consider yourself "mid-life?" Are you wondering if this is even a good idea? Take a listen as I offer some thoughts, some motivation and some direction on how to get started with making a career change when you are "of a certain age"!