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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.)

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

    • Careers
    • 4.8 • 53 Ratings

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.)

    Finding Positivity, Perspective and Perseverance in Challenging Times

    Finding Positivity, Perspective and Perseverance in Challenging Times

    Is it hard to be positive, find perspective and to have perseverance right now? Is life just one big struggle? In today's podcast episode, Jenn talks about her ways of thinking and offers some ideas on how to find these things, even now.


    For more, please visit careersbyjenn.com

    • 27 min
    Maximizing Your Network

    Maximizing Your Network

    Are you in a job search or thinking of changing careers? Are there people who might be able to help you by offering their experience, wisdom or connections as you search? This episode shows you how to identify and then maximize your network in preparation for you making your move.


    For more info: https://www.careersbyjenn.com/

    • 31 min
    From Job Uncertainty to Career Confidence with Cherylanne Skolnicki

    From Job Uncertainty to Career Confidence with Cherylanne Skolnicki

    Not sure how to feel confident in your career choice? Guest coach, business owner and podcaster Cherylanne Skolnicki shares her wisdom and advice in how to feel more confident in whatever work you are doing. Join us!

    • 30 min
    Midlife Career Change Success Strategies

    Midlife Career Change Success Strategies

    Considering changing careers? Do you consider yourself "mid-life?" Are you wondering if this is even a good idea? Take a listen as I offer some thoughts, some motivation and some direction on how to get started with making a career change when you are "of a certain age"! 

    • 26 min
    7 Surprising Career Benefits of Being Kind

    7 Surprising Career Benefits of Being Kind

    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.

    • 24 min
    How to Manage a Micro-Manager

    How to Manage a Micro-Manager

    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?


    For coaching and more:

    Website: https://www.careersbyjenn.com/
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLLfKP7MlLfPYkE5yv3vkjd-btCTEno67w
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/careersbyjenn/

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
53 Ratings

53 Ratings

Kyle Ma. ,

Great podcast

Jenn is an excellent host who asks insightful questions and makes the time fly right by!

NYCRunner67679898 ,

Thoughtful Podcast

Jenn asks thoughtful questions and gets to very interesting and useful content from her guests. It's worth the investment of time, but you get some real actionable ideas out of the podcast.

fluppyFingers ,

EP 80

I wish I could get the time back I spent listening to the guest...

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