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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 26, 2017

What is workplace wellness anyway? How can you improve yours - while at work - so that you feel more healthy in your being, which will in turn improve your performance and seriously, your life? Join Jenn to find out.

Jan 19, 2017

Whether for a job interview or a presentation before colleagues or clients, public speaking or even just speaking to someone else about yourself takes confidence. Join Jenn and guest Esmaeel Akther from to learn how to both be confident for specific events and how to build more long-term self-confidence so...

Jan 12, 2017

How often do we actually consciously consider the managing of expectations? How much do we assume and what do we expect of our clients, our coworkers and ourselves? Jenn looks at these topics and gives some ideas to consider for how to prevent disappointment and bring expectations in alignment.

Jan 5, 2017

Often we try to be someone we aren't. Our society seems to want us to be "new and improved"...or to sell us on the idea that this is essential. When we try to be someone we are not, we find it is often painful. It's hard. It might even be impossible.

In this episode, I share some of what's been going on for me the past...