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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 25, 2018

Good manners can make all the difference to how you are perceived and how successful you are in the workplace. In this episode, Jenn talks about manners beyond please and thank-you, and offers suggestions as to how to "up" your manners game.

Jan 18, 2018

In this episode, I offer 9 simple ways you can easily and quickly spruce up your LinkedIn page...a place that is often used to check you out when you apply for a job, or come into someone's consciousness as a possible fit for a job if someone is head-hunting.Take a listen!

Jan 11, 2018

Learn 17 ways you can make yourself indispensable at work and how doing this can improve your career and your life! Jenn explains the difference between being indispensable and irreplaceable and offers solid goals you can work toward in this podcast episode.

Jan 4, 2018

Productivity, or getting more stuff done. That's what it's about, at least, that's what I hope to accomplish, and yet, I don't want to work any more hours or longer or harder, because I'm already doing all of that. No, what I want is to work smarter, and be more efficient in my productivity.

In this episode, (despite...