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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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May 14, 2020

How can you "be there" when you can't physically be there? Guest author and marketing expert Ethan Beute has some fantastic ideas using a method that not a lot of people are using yet. Join us for this advice-filled episode on how to show up more authentically at work using this idea.


Jan 30, 2020

How can humour help with your career choice? How life choices can make your career more fun? Join guest author and communication strategist,  Michael Voss and I in this fun conversation.


Nov 7, 2019

Diversity and Inclusion expert Jennifer Brown joins Jenn in this conversation about how to use your own voice (or give voice to others who need to speak up) in workplaces where doing so is a challenge.


Oct 31, 2019

How do you make ethical decisions at work? How can you decide what's right and wrong? Guest Leah Archibald is a writer for the non-profit Theology of Work Project, and she offers her thoughts from a Christian perspective. Join us for this inspiring conversation.


Sep 26, 2019

Join Jenn and guest Rajshree Patel, Vedic meditation teacher and coach, author and speaker, as they discuss how to use breath and meditation techniques to increase your energy and to manage your emotional responses, making you more effective in the workplace.