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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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Jun 29, 2017

Negotiating a raise can feel like a scary prospect. You might have little or no experience in negotiations, and feel ill-equipped to even try, but you don't have to be an expert to get good results. The secret sauce is: you have to prepare, and what I share with you in this episode is how to do just that. Tune in!

Jun 22, 2017

What does it mean to use what author and CEO Mary Shores calls "Conscious Communications" and how can this practice benefit your career advancement? Are the very words you are using to describe yourself blocking you from realizing your dreams? Join me in this longer Communication Diva Podcast episode where Mary and I...

Jun 15, 2017

Well, there are lots of reasons that you maybe didn't get the interview that are well beyond your control. For instance, maybe they already had someone in mind and the whole job posting thing was just a formality. It happens.

However! There are many reasons you might not have been called that ARE within your control. I...

Jun 8, 2017

Is it easy to go "green" at work?

I think so. It can be a case of the whole workplace taking this challenge on, or maybe it's just you doing your part...but truly, any kind of action toward lessening your impact on this earth will help the collective whole.

And we are all connected.

Learn what you can do to be more...

Jun 1, 2017

We all want to be happy, healthy and productive. While it might be nice to think there is a secret formula to getting these things, there isn't. (Sorry to disappoint you!) What there is though is a list of habits that are common to people who claim to be happy, healthy and productive. Join me in this podcast episode...