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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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Apr 22, 2021

Does public speaking scare you? Do you have to make presentations at work or in other situations and do you want to level up your skills? Here are 7 tips to help you shine in your next presentation.

Feb 25, 2021

Difficult conversations are...well...difficult and MANY of us do all we can to avoid having them, but today's guest, author and coach Alissa Carpenter offers her wisdom and advice on why and how we should. To connect with Alissa:


Oct 15, 2020

Being kind is not always one of the listed career success traits but it is a very powerful trait to have in your toolbox. Here are 7 career (and life) benefits of being kind.

Oct 8, 2020

Are you being micro-managed? Is it making you want to pull your hair out? Here is WHY people micro-manage, and ways you can work with them to help them stop. Are you the micro-manager?

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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.