Work with Marty Nemko

Sundays at 11am

Marty and guests discuss job & work issues and phone-in workovers:  415 841-4134.

Find archived episodes at the show's website.

Are dog catchers really the cold, heartless monsters portrayed in kids' movies? In today’s installment of the occasional feature on Work with Marty Nemko, What’s it really like to be a …. I talk with Mike Holland, who for eight years was a a dog catcher, I should say, Animal Control Officer in the Bay Area.

On the Mar 13, 2016 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with a cutting edge PR expert, Peter Himler. Long gone are the days when PR consisted of a press release. If you or someone you care about is running a small business, you should find this segment of particular interest.

On the March 6, 2016 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with a preeminent trial lawyer but not mainly about lawyering...about the emotional toll on them and other high-status professionals.  He is Gary Gwilliam. 

On the Feb. 28, 2016 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I devote the entire hour to Workovers: addressing your call-in questions about your worklife or that of someone you care about.

On the Feb. 21, 2016 edition of Work with Marty Nemko,  my wife Barbara Nemko and I devote the entire hour to debating the right answers to your call-in and write-in questions about your worklife.

On the Feb. 14, 2016 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with Gary Shapiro, head of the Consumer Technology Association on careers in consumer electronics. Plus, I won't be able to resist asking what's new and cool in the world of tech gadgets, including anything relevant to Valentine's Day.

Work with Marty Nemko: 2/5/16

Feb 7, 2016

On the Feb. 5, 2016 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with Maria Konnikova, author of The Confidence Game: Why We Fall for It.  In and out of the workplace, we're victim of various forms of cons, sometimes unaware. She'll tell all.

On the Jan. 31, 2016 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with Bob Goldstein, CEO of Sonen Capital, on careers in impact investing, a more assertively "socially responsible" investing.

I'll also offer my thoughts on the future of work and invite listeners to react. They may also call in for a Workover: Whatever career conundrum ails, I can usually be of help.

I probed 3-college president, currently at Napa Valley College, on top career training programs at Bay Area community colleges. We also discussed what it's really like to be a college president---less power than one might think.

Plus my wife Barbara Nemko and I tackled listener queries: an average-performing 53-year old manager who was just let go and a reluctant soft-skilled job seeker.

Work with Marty Nemko: 1/17/16: Workovers

Jan 17, 2016

On the Jan. 17, 2016 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I devote the entire hour to answering your call-in questions about your worklife. I call them Workovers. Whatever career conundrum you or someone you care about is facing, I usually can help you identify a baby next step if not a giant one. I'll intersperse your calls with my favorite new career tips.

Work with Marty Nemko is heard every Sunday on KALW 91.7 FM in the San Francisco Bay Area and worldwide on KALW.org.  The show is archived on NPR.org, iTunes, and here on KALW.org.

On the Jan. 10, 2016 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, Jeff Hyman, one of the smartest people I know in the career-management field and runs startuptherapist.com tells us keys to being the successful job candidate when the competition is fierce.

And in the show's second segment, as usual, you can call in for a Workover: Whatever career conundrum is besetting you or someone you care about, I can usually help.

Wearable bracelets, smart watches, and even implantables are being used in ever more workplaces---to enhance safety and productivity. But some worry about, for example, their potential for invasion of privacy.

On the Dec. 27, 2015 edition of Work with Marty Nemko:  I talk with a long-term unemployed person who triumphed and how he did it---Wonderful lessons for us all!

On the Dec. 20, 2015 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with coffee shop owner Henry Kalebjian about what it's really like to run a coffee shop. Plus my career and workplace predictions for 2016.

On the Dec. 13, 2015 edition of Work with Marty Nemko,  I discuss the pros and cons of the Office Holiday Party and whether it can and should be adapted to the times. I also answer a caller's question about how to be a good salesperson.

On the Dec. 6, 2013 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with Eric Waisman on boosting your social skills and reducing your social anxiety in the workplace.

On the Nov. 29, 2015 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I did  a switch-sides-in-the middle debate on this question: "Is it okay to take a sick day when not sick? My debate partner was Dr. Barbara Nemko, Napa County Superintendent of Schools and my wife. 

Jeff Hyman started 5 companies, raised $55 million in venture capital, and has recruited over 3,000 people and he now helps startups hire the best people.

On the Nov. 15, 2015 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with Jeff Labes, who is a piano bar entertainer at Marin Joe's. He'll demo the art and may even twist my arm into playing a duet with him. In the second half of the show, I do Workovers on careers:  Whatever career conundrum is besetting you or someone you care about, I can usually help. Do call in.

On the Nov 8, 2015 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with Sarah Dentan, Acting Deputy Director of the Berkeley Public Library on what it's really like to be a librarian, today and tomorrow.

Millennials and Generation Z’ers. They’re quite different in how they approach life, including career.

Despite the ostensibly low unemployment rate, many people are struggling to find and keep decent work. 

On the Oct. 18, 2015 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, my wife Barbara Nemko and I do a switch-sides-in-the-middle debate on whether it's wiser to work for $40,000 a year at a nonprofit versus $80,000 a year for a for-profit.

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

Work with Marty Nemko is heard every Sunday on 91.7 FM in San Francisco and worldwide here on KALW.org.

On the Oct. 11, 2015 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I interview two-time Pulitzer-prize winning author, Gil Gaul on his new book, Billion-Dollar Ball.

We'll talk about what it's really like to be a college athletic director and the exploitation of people in a different so-called non-profession: college sports athletes.

In the second part of the show, as usual, I'll do Workovers on callers. Whatever career conundrum is besetting you or someone you care about, I can usually help. Call in. The price is certainly right.

Work with Marty Nemko: 10/4/15: Workovers

Sep 29, 2015

On the Oct. 4, 2015 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I devote the entire hour to you. Whatever career conundrum is besetting you or someone you care about, I invite you to call in and I’ll try to help. I call that a Workover but no pummeling is involved. I’ll intersperse with my favorite new career tips.

Work with Marty Nemko is heard every Sunday from 11 AM to noon here on KALW, 91.7 FM, San Francisco.

On the Sep. 27, 2015 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talked apprenticeships and did Workovers on callers. I also offered some tips from Google HR head Laszlo Bock's book, Work Rules.

Work with Marty Nemko is heard every Sunday from 11 am to noon on KALW.

Barbara and Marty Nemko  do a switch-sides debate on whether a middle-income person in mid-life with a so-so job should chuck it.

Work with Marty Nemko is heard every Sunday from 11 am to noon here on KALW, 917. FM.

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On the Sep. 13, 2015 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I debate the author of a controversial article that claims that the advice to follow your passion is often a "con."  When should you or someone you care about do what they love,  even if the money may not follow?

Plus, I'll describe the five causes of "laziness" and offer suggestions on how to address each. '

  

On the September 6, 2015 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I devote the entire hour to call-in Workovers, interspersed with his favorite new career tips, eight new rules of career success.

Work with Marty Nemko is heard Sundays from 11 AM to noon on KALW 91.7 FM.  It is archived for a week on the NPR site and in perpetuity on iTunes and here.

On the Aug. 30, 2015 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with UC Berkeley's Edward Frenkel on what it's really like to be a mathematician. I thought he'd be boring but nope.

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