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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 24, 2013

64: CD Podcast Episode: Thank-You and Other Musings

The Value of Saying Thank-You. In this podcast episode, I muse about a number of things. One of the top things on my mind this week is how rarely we take the time to formally say thank-you to each other. I wonder why that is? We received two thank-you cards in the...

Apr 17, 2013

63: CD Podcast Episode: Gaming & Theology: A Conversation with Emily Jarrett

Gaming & Theology and Storytelling… Sounds like a most odd combination, but not in the least to Emily Jarrett who sees gaming as the PERFECT way to explore questions of theology in a non-threatening and fun way. Join Jenn as she has a...

Apr 11, 2013

62: CD Podcast Episode: 10 Ways to Overcome Shyness

Shyness Might Be Cute When You Are Two Years Old… Not so much when you are into the double-digits. Before getting into this topic, I wanted to give a shout-out today to Larry Styba and Maple Ridge Towing Company. Larry was instrumental in helping my darling daughter...