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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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Oct 26, 2017

Sometimes you are stuck in a job you hate, or a work situation you hate, and the first tendency is to want to run screaming off in another direction and figure stuff out after you make your very dramatic exit.

My advice is to WAIT!

There are 7 things you can do that might make a huge difference, whether you decide to...

Oct 19, 2017

If you want to advance your career, you need a plan and to develop some daily habits to help you execute your plan. Join this episode as Jenn first pays tribute to the late great Canadian Gord Downie, and then shares 9 things you can do to advance your career....all during a wind storm!

Oct 12, 2017

There are lots of really good reasons why resigning from a job in a professional and graceful way is a good idea. You maintain your reputation, your dignity and your relationship. Find out what to do before, during and after resigning in this podcast episode...and find out also who Garth Vader is and why he's SO darned...

Oct 5, 2017

You might say, it depends on your career-choice, and what choices you make in your life. Join Jenn and guest Jurgen Schmechel, a relationship coach with loads of corporate experience, as we talk about how to do both well.