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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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Feb 4, 2021

This podcast contains a podcast created by Huddol Journeys in which Jenn is interviewed by host Mark Stolow on the subject of stress and overwhelm. It is a preview to a live class being held on Feb 23rd, 2021 and to a journey Jenn has created in the Huddol Journeys app on Overwhelm.

Jan 7, 2021

Feeling stressed and overwhelmed right now? What expectations are on you? Are they someone else's or are they your own? And what is the reality of the situation, anyway? These are questions I ask in order to help you sort it all out so you can feel less tired and more in control of your life.

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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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Sep 24, 2020

Did you have some time off this summer? A vacation or holiday? Are you anticipating time off this fall? How easy is it for you to get back into work and feel motivated? If you have trouble with this, this episode is for you.

Sep 10, 2020

Do you get part way through your workday and feel like you need to lie down? Do you have trouble focusing or listening or both? Do you suddenly need caffeine or sugar to keep you going for the rest of the workday? If so, this episode is for you!