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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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Nov 30, 2018

Stressed? Does it seem that life is zooming by and there's no time to get it all done? Where is the calm and the peace? Here are 9 ways to make the calm happen this holiday season or anytime!

Nov 22, 2018

First released in 2012, this episode about being passive is one of our most popular. Find out how to tell, why it's not great, and what to do about it if you default to passive behaviour.

Nov 15, 2018

Host better and more collaborative meetings and events using fresh methods of engaging deep and meaningful conversations that matter! This short podcast offers some reflections from a recent Art of Hosting workshop experience. Take a listen and get inspired to take your meetings to the next level.

Nov 8, 2018

Perfectionism can have its benefits, but can also be very detrimental to your productivity, your career and your health. Find out how to manage if you have this challenging personality trait.

Nov 1, 2018

How well would you fit into the culture of a company you are looking at applying to? Is cultural fit the big deal it used to be? How can you determine if you are compatible with the organization you are hoping to work for? Find out in this shorter episode of the show.