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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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Sep 27, 2018

How do you begin when you suddenly find you have moved from co-worker to manager, without any formal training? What are some of the most important concepts to take with you? Find out on today's episode with guest author and speaker, Rocky Romanella.

Sep 20, 2018

How to shine...when awful stuff happens to you and you don't feel like you even can. This is what my guest Lisa Foster from specializes in.

Sep 13, 2018

Can strategic quitting can save you? The answer would be sometimes, yes! In today's podcast, my guest Lynn Marie Morski shares why she passionately believes in it.


Sep 6, 2018

Are you overqualified for the job you are applying for? How can you anticipate what objections or concerns the hiring manager might have about your level of experience? How can you get them to hear you out so that you have a shot at the job you really want? Find out in this episode.