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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.


Aug 6, 2020

Do you feel guilty if you are not being productive every second of the day? Are you ruled by your "to-do" list? Are you under the impression that taking time for you is selfish? If so, this episode is for YOU!

Mar 26, 2020

Has the Covid-19 pandemic got you stressed out? Are you sleeping? Have you felt more anxious than usual? Are you struggling with working from home? Neuroscientist and founder of Muse, the Brain-Sensing Headband, Ariel Garten, joins Jenn in this tip-filled and practical episode meant to help you cope during this...

Jan 17, 2019

Do you sit all day at work? Did you know that sitting is the new smoking? Find out how to stay healthy even if you have to sit a lot in your job in this podcast episode.

Nov 30, 2018

Stressed? Does it seem that life is zooming by and there's no time to get it all done? Where is the calm and the peace? Here are 9 ways to make the calm happen this holiday season or anytime!

Apr 19, 2018

Anxiety in the workplace and at home can be debilitating. Join Jenn and guest Dr. Russell Kennedy to learn what anxiety actually is and how you can manage it no matter where you are. Dr. Russ gives practical, real advice to walk you through what to do during what he calls ALARM, and ways to help yourself that actually...