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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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May 28, 2013

68: CD Podcast Episode: Gossip: The Green Ghoul of the Office

…Or of Anywhere, Actually. Gossip. We do it.  We name nightclubs and tv shows and magazines after it. We hate it, fear it, are hurt by it when it’s about us….but we love and delight in it when it’s about that certain celebrity, or that...

May 22, 2013

67: CD Podcast Episode: Time as Communication…Can We Really Manage It?

Can time be seen as a communication tool? You bet it can, and is. In this podcast episode, I take a look at time and how we use it. The fancy-schmancy name for this is chronemics, and it can actually say a lot about us! Some topics covered: how...

May 15, 2013

66:CD Podcast Episode: Musical Artist Gina Williams: Selling the Dream

She’s Passionate,  A Powerhouse,  and Purpose-Driven…Gina Williams. In this episode, I learn about what the driving force is behind the voice in my long-awaited interview with award-winning Alberta born singer, songwriter, composer, and pianist,...

May 7, 2013

65: CD Podcast Episode: Small Talk: A Social Skill

Small Talk. What is it? What’s it for? Small talk is talking for the sake of talking, and not much else. Sometimes it is used when people don’t know each other either at all or very well, or to fill an awkward moment. Sometimes small talk is made in...