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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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Aug 30, 2018

There are many benefits (including some not so obvious ones) to getting into the practice of saying yes more often. In this episode, I share these, and a few stories and offer some inspiration as to why I think you might want to try this more...for your career and for your life.

Want to get motivated? Take a listen.

Aug 23, 2018

Do you feel frustrated when you go to work and have to put up with someone you don’t like for your entire shift? What if you work with that person all the time? How can you navigate your feelings and manage when you just feel annoyed every time you interact with them? Here are 7 practical tips on what to do.

Aug 16, 2018

Join me as I find out from guest executive coach Stefanie Krievins exactly what a Professional Troublemaker is, and why we should each be one, in this podcast episode.

Aug 9, 2018

Saving for retirement?

Yes, this is a topic that some like to put off or not talk about until absolutely necessary, and that others jump into working toward the moment they start working: retirement. Are you saving for it? And how are you doing that?

Today's episode features guest realtor and philanthropist Eddie Lorin...

Aug 2, 2018

Successful people often have a few solid habits that are worth considering if you want to be more successful. In this show, I'll share 7 of the most common activities for morning routines that you can adopt starting tomorrow!