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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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Mar 7, 2019

Of all the skills on your resume, this one might have the most benefit as far as your success goes. Find out what some of the main benefits are to developing the skill of active, effective listening, by listening to this episode!

Apr 13, 2017

Listening is not the same as hearing. We hear things all the time and studies have shown that we only retain anywhere between 17 and 25% of what we hear. Most of us like to think we are good, or even great communicators…but one of the skills we have the least amount of actual training in is listening. So why is...

Mar 4, 2014

83:CD Podcast: Reiki Master Caterina Barregar on Stress at Work

Reiki and More In this podcast episode, I ask Caterina to explain what a Reiki session is like, and how it can help people to alleviate stress, especially in the workplace. People are more and more stressed with the demands placed upon them through...

Jan 3, 2014

82: CD Podcast Episode: Pinch-Crunch Theory & Other Things

Pinch-Crunch & Other Things Welcome to the CommunicationDiva Podcast. I’m Jenn Swanson and if this is your first time listening or visiting this site, I’m glad you are here! If this is not your first time, thank you for coming back to spend time with...

Oct 24, 2013

80:CD Podcast Episode: Listening Vs Hearing with Millennial Entrepreneur, Samantha Skelly

Listening Vs Hearing: The Millennial Perspective “My generation is borderline horrible” says Samantha Skelly, a 24 year old aspiring life coach with a passion for human communication and engagement. “I am one iPhone app away...