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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 8, 2021

Are you ready to make a career move and have to resign, quit and move on? Here are 11 steps to help you do that with professionalism and class, no matter what the situation.

Apr 1, 2021

The thinking used to be: work hard and you will be successful. Unfortunately, that is just not always the case. In this podcast, Jenn shares why not and offers ways to add to the hard work in order to have more success in your career advancement.

Mar 11, 2021

Just because you are good at something, doesn't mean it should be your career. It could be, but it doesn't need to be. In this episode I tell my career trajectory and offer you some things to think about if you are wondering what to do next.

Mar 4, 2021

Do you have a performance review coming up? Do you want to be proactive and do some planning and thinking about how you are doing before you get to the meeting about it? If yes, this super short episode is for you!

Feb 18, 2021

You hear it in many places: you need to be doing meaningful work. What exactly does that mean and how do you know you are doing it? Today I talk about myths and realities of meaningful work. I hope you tune in.

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