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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 27, 2012

11:CD Podcast Episode: On Dogs, Communication & Visual Art

With Featured Guest: Artist, Animator and Dog Groomer, Erika Heyblom In this episode, Jenn takes a tour of a North Vancouver Dog Grooming Shop, and interviews Erika about her passion for both dogs and visual arts. Topics include: dog grooming: what happens...

Feb 20, 2012

10: CD Episode: About Writing

An Interview with Freelance Writer/Editor Sandra McKenzie on Writing, Resources and Resumes In this episode, Jenn interviews Sandra about how to write better. Topics discussed include: What do editors actually do? Anybody can learn to write Keeping it simple, active and engaging About words...

Feb 13, 2012

09: CD Podcast Episode: Body Language

An Interview with Vancouver Actor Stefano Giulianetti                                 In this episode, Jenn interviews actor, teacher and entertainer Stefano Giulianetti about the importance of body language in our everyday communication. Topics include: where you put your body in a...

Feb 6, 2012

08: CD Podcast Episode: On Recovery, Rest & the Art of Being Non-Busy

    In this episode I talk about the following subjects: my recent surgical adventure…having to get ready organizationally, physically and emotionally, and then what happened when plans went awry living your passion by doing what you love…how...