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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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Jun 20, 2013

71: CD Podcast Episode: Workplace Bullying…What to Do.

Listener Question: I got a voicemail the other day from a listener and decided that her question was such a good one that I would address it in an episode. If you want to hear her message, please be sure to listen to the episode. It sounds like she is dealing...

Apr 11, 2013

62: CD Podcast Episode: 10 Ways to Overcome Shyness

Shyness Might Be Cute When You Are Two Years Old… Not so much when you are into the double-digits. Before getting into this topic, I wanted to give a shout-out today to Larry Styba and Maple Ridge Towing Company. Larry was instrumental in helping my darling daughter...

Mar 20, 2013

60:CD Podcast Episode: Clothing & Communication: What To Wear To Send the Right Message

What to Wear…Well it All Depends. Every single day without fail, someone finds my website by searching “what to wear in a professional setting”. Every single day. Apparently, it’s a question a lot of people are asking, and...

Nov 13, 2012

46:CD Podcast Episode: Anorexia & Communication: An Interview with Anne-Sophie Reinhardt

In this episode, Jenn speaks with anorexia survivor, body-image expert, self-love advocate and owner of aMINDmedia. Topics include: Anne-Sophie’s story How eating disorders such as anorexia begin How its really not about food The...

Oct 16, 2012

42:CD Podcast Episode: The Power of Storytelling

How Communication Can Be Deepened Through Use of Storytelling Today I wanted to talk about storytelling as a communication tool, and I am going to share with you a couple of stories that I often relate in my human relations classroom. One has a happy ending and one not...