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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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Jan 21, 2021

College and university are wonderful options for some, and others find amazingly successful and satisfying careers in work that doesn't involve degrees. Today my guest and author Terry Iverson shares his thoughts on work in the trades, in manufacturing and in how to decide for yourself what work you would like to do, in...

Jan 14, 2021

Would you believe that the secret to success for a lot of people sounds counter-intuitive, but is to "do less"! Really? Listen in to find out what the benefits are of simplifying your life in order to succeed.

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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 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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