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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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Nov 12, 2013

81: CD Podcast Episode: Marketing & More with Janelle Maier

Whats Trending Vancouver? Marketing is… As a recent graduate from the BCIT School of Business in Burnaby, British Columbia, Janelle Maier is ready to apply the skills she’s learned from her Bachelors of Business Degree to achieve success in the...

Oct 24, 2013

80:CD Podcast Episode: Listening Vs Hearing with Millennial Entrepreneur, Samantha Skelly

Listening Vs Hearing: The Millennial Perspective “My generation is borderline horrible” says Samantha Skelly, a 24 year old aspiring life coach with a passion for human communication and engagement. “I am one iPhone app away...

Oct 7, 2013

79:CD Podcast Episode: 8 Ways to Prioritize

8 Ways to Prioritize Life can be hectic, and not always  in a good way, although some of the things that add to the fray are in and of themselves, good things. The sum of it all, however, can leave a person feeling, well, frazzled! Enter the task of prioritizing. Why am I...

Sep 13, 2013

78: CD Podcast Episode: Limiting Beliefs…What Are Yours?

Limiting Beliefs Have you ever wanted to do something, only to hear that voice inside you saying: you can’t do that…what, are you crazy? Then, once you begin to listen to that voice, self-doubt arises, any creativity is quashed, and the “practical” you...

Aug 31, 2013

77: CD Podcast Episode: 5 Ways to De-Stress Your Kids with Patricia Irwin

How to de-stress your kids: 5 easy tips What do you mean, de-stress kids? What do kids have to be stressed about?? Apparently, a lot. With the over-programming and busy (ridiculously so) lifestyles we lead, children are suffering more and more...