Marty Nemko

Host, Work with Marty Nemko

Marty Nemko was called "job coach extraordinaire" by U.S. News and "The Bay Area's best career coach" by the San Francisco Bay Guardian. He writes regularly in Time.com's Ideas section and for PsychologyToday.com. Previously, his career column appeared for six years in the San Francisco Chronicle and then wrote The Big Idea continuing series on WashingtonPost.com and the Working it Out column on TheAtlantic.com. In his 26th year as a career and education coach, Marty Nemko has served 4,600 clients and enjoys a 96% client-satisfaction rate. He co-facilitates a Foundations of Patient Care course at the UCSF School of Medicine.

Marty Nemko holds a Ph.D. from U.C. Berkeley and subsequently taught its graduate school. He is the author of seven books including Cool Careers for Dummies, How to Do Life: What they didn't teach you in school and What's the Big Idea? 39 Disruptive Ideas for a Better America.  Those and his 2,800+ (!) articles on career and other issues inform his radio program. Those articles are archived free on www.martynemko.com.

Marty Nemko has been a repeat guest on many major programs including NPR's Talk of the Nation and The Today Show. Toastmasters names one non-member its Northern California Speaker of the Year. Marty Nemko was a winner, in part because of his KALW program.

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2:53pm

Sat March 7, 2015
career advice

Struggling with Your Career?

Still struggling with your career? On the March 15, 2015 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I devote the entire hour to Workovers: You can call in with whatever career conundrum is besetting you and I'll try to help.

Work with Marty Nemko is heard every Sunday from 11 AM to noon on 91.7 FM and is archived for a week on NPR.org and iTunes, and in perpetuity here on KALW.org.

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3:58pm

Sun February 22, 2015
career advice

What the Hell is the Meaning of Life?

Perhaps the foundational belief that most undergirds the career we choose and how we approach our work is, "What is the meaning of life?" Is it work-life balance? Contribution? Happiness?

On the March 1, 2015 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, my wife Barbara Nemko and I discuss the book, "The  Meaning of Life." It profiles 100 people's conceptions of the meaning of life.

Plus, you can call in for a Workover. Whatever career conundrum is besetting you or someone you care about, we can usually help.

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7:11pm

Sun February 15, 2015
religion in the workplace

Buddhism at Work?

Sometimes, it seems that the Bay Area's most popular religion  is Buddhism. Well, Franz Metcalf, in his book, Being Buddhist at Work, argues that that religion indeed belongs in the workplace, to the betterment of the employee and the employer. He'll be my guest on the Feb. 22, 2015 edition of Work with Marty Nemko. In the program's second segment, you can call in for a Workover--Whatever career conundrum ails you or someone you care about, I can usually help.

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12:51pm

Sun February 15, 2015
career advice

Are You Being Too Positive at Work?

On the Feb. 15, 2015 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I had an hour-long quite candid exchange with Todd Kashdan, author of The Upside of Your Dark Side. His book argues that we'd be wise to supplement the traditionally upbeat American way of being in the workplace with such "no-nos" as anger, anxiety, invoking guilt, and even narcissism.

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2:18pm

Sun January 25, 2015
comprehensive immigration reform

A Debate: Will Comprehensive Immigration Reform Be Good for Jobs?

On the Feb. 1, 2015 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I moderate a debate on the question of whether Comprehensive Immigration Reform would be good for the economy, especially for the job situation for workers and employers.

Taking the yes side will be the Partnership for a New Economy's  Executive Director, Jeremy Robbins. Taking the no side will be The Center for Immigration Study's Director of Research, Steven Camarota.

As usual, in the second part of the show, you can call in for a Workover.

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