245 episodes

My name is Jenn Swanson and this is my NEWLY re-branded show 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 onward!

It's been a journey and a progression.

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 personal improvement, 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. (Come join our private Facebook group too, it's called The Careers by Jenn Community.)

Careers by Jenn Podcast: Get the Job, Love Your Work, Advance Your Career Jenn Swanson: online career educator, coach, speaker, author (and church mi

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My name is Jenn Swanson and this is my NEWLY re-branded show 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 onward!

It's been a journey and a progression.

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 personal improvement, 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. (Come join our private Facebook group too, it's called The Careers by Jenn Community.)

    246 CBJ: What is an Authentic Career? with John Voris

    246 CBJ: What is an Authentic Career? with John Voris

    How do you have an authentic career without having an authentic life? And what does that mean, anyway? Join guest philosopher, author, psychological researcher and speaker John Voris as we talk about how to have an authentic everything!

    • 39 min
    245 CBJ: Making Purposeful Career and Life Choices with Humour! with guest Michael Voss

    245 CBJ: Making Purposeful Career and Life Choices with Humour! with guest Michael Voss

    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.

    • 31 min
    244 CBJ: Ignite Your Career Working at a Tech Startup with guest Steve Kahan

    244 CBJ: Ignite Your Career Working at a Tech Startup with guest Steve Kahan

    What is a tech startup? And why is it so attractive a career? Guest Steve Kahan talks about why this might be a great option for you.

    • 36 min
    243 CBJ: The Value of Your Past Experience with Mike C-Roc Ciorrocco

    243 CBJ: The Value of Your Past Experience with Mike C-Roc Ciorrocco

    What's your story? Mike "C-Roc" shares his experience as a hiring manager to inspire you as a job seeker to open up and tell your story in order to use your past experience (good or not) to your career advantage.

    • 44 min
    242 CBJ: Overcoming Working Mom Guilt with guest Toni Patterson

    242 CBJ: Overcoming Working Mom Guilt with guest Toni Patterson

    Are you a working parent? Do you struggle with guilt when you have to choose between parenting and career activities? Guest Toni Patterson can help. Lawyer, career mentor and coach, Toni has lots of advice on how to balance both.

    • 37 min
    241 CBJ- How to Start a Career in Sustainability with guest Katie Secrist

    241 CBJ- How to Start a Career in Sustainability with guest Katie Secrist

    Guest Katie Secrist is the Director of Strategic Partnerships at Sustainable Business Consulting. Katie offers great insight and tips to those wanting to get into this growing industry.

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

DeniseL2628 ,

Invest in Yourself

Spending a little time each week listening to Jenn's podcast will help you in your career. The interviews are filled with great tips and insights. Be sure to invest in yourself by subscribing and scheduling time to listen.

Mike C-Roc ,

The Show For Info On Landing The Job

Jenn has an awesome delivery of great content for those looking to land their next job or start their career. From setting goals, to communication, she, along with her guest have it all covered.

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Great info

Great info and practical for a better work life.

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