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.

On the May 4, 2014 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I devote the entire hour to helping you with your call-in career conundrums. I call those Three-Minute Workovers. I invite you to call in. I'll intersperse those with my favorite new career tips.

Work with Marty Nemko is heard every Sunday from 11 AM to noon on KALW, 91.7 FM in San Francisco and worldwide on kalw.org. The podcast is available for a week on the NPR site and in perpetuity on this page.

  

Most workplace skills are acquired outside of school, if they’re acquired at all. Should schools teach them? On the April 13, 2014 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, Barbara and Marty Nemko debate that question as well as your call-in worklife conundrums.

Work with Marty Nemko is heard every Sunday from 11 AM to noon on KALW, 91.7 FM in San Francisco and worldwide on kalw.org. The podcast is available for a week on the NPR site and in perpetuity on this page.

On the April 27, 2014 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, a second long-form conversation with Robert Reich, Secretary of Labor in the Clinton Administration and advisor to the Obama Administration.  We discuss employment issues of the day: income inequality, minimum wage, and a spirited exchange on the wisdom of using Disparate Impact to abet minority employment.  We also had a fun exchange about career and life lessons from our early life. 

Can You Make a Living in a Plant Nursery?

Mar 21, 2014

 Update: We discussed a number of great plants to grow in the Bay Area and a listener asked me to write a blog post that listed them. Here it is, with pictures: 

On the April 6, 2014 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with Sloat Garden Center Manager, Dustin Stroebel on careers in a plant nursery.

Could You Use a Workover?

Mar 6, 2014

On the Mar. 23, 2014 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I devote the entire hour to trying to help you with your career conundrum or that of someone you care about. I call those three-minute workovers although sometimes they can take as long as ten. Plus,  I intersperse my favorite career tips.

On the Mar. 30, 2014 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with Linda Lysakowski, author of  Fundraising as a Career: What, Are You Crazy? and co-editor of The Nonprofit Consulting Playbook:  a collection of writings from 25 leaders in the field.

Plus you can call in for a three-minute workover. Whatever career conundrum is besetting you or someone you love, I usually can help.

On the Mar. 2, 2014 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I began by my documenting the oversupply of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and law school graduates and the need to consider under-the-radar albeit less prestigious careers.

  

On the March 9, 2014 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with Doug Reynolds, Past President, Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology on careers in personnel and organizational psychology and what’s new in pre-employment testing. Plus you can call in for a three-minute workover.

Redistribution: Do we need more? Less? Different?

Feb 20, 2014
USA Today

Few topics have greater implication for jobs and, more broadly, for the world, than redistribution.

On the Mar. 16, 2014 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I  moderate a discussion between UC Berkeley Professor of Economics Brad De Long and Harvard Senior Lecturer in Economics Jeffrey Miron on the question "Redistribution; Do We Need More? Less? Different?"

If there's time, you can call in for a Three-Minute Workover. Whatever career conundrum is besetting you or someone you care about, I usually can be helpful.

On the Feb. 23, 2014 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, my wife Barbara Nemko and I discuss Brian Tracy's 500th(!) book: Time Management. I'd guess that anyone who found time to write 500 books is qualified to write a book on time management.  

Plus, you can call in for a three-minute workover. Whatever career conundrum is besetting you, I usually can be of help. 

On the Feb. 16, 2014 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with Robert Greene, author of the classic, The Laws of Power, as well as his new book, Mastery. In the latter he discusses the choices that successful people that were key to making them masters. 

Work with Marty Nemko is heard every Sunday from 11 AM to noon on KALW, 91.7 FM in San Francisco and worldwide on kalw.org. The podcast is available for a week on the NPR site and in perpetuity on this page.

On the March 2, 2014 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I share my favorite new career-related nuggets. Plus call-in three-minute workovers. Whatever your career conundrum, or that of someone you love, I usually can help.

Work with Marty Nemko is heard every Sunday from 11 AM to noon on KALW, 91.7 FM in San Francisco and worldwide on kalw.org. The podcast is available for a week on the NPR site and in perpetuity on this page.

A Homeless Person Tells His Story

Feb 4, 2014

While I was at a stop light, as is increasingly the case, there was a sad-looking person with a cardboard sign asking for money. I rolled down my window and as I gave him a buck, I asked him why he was wearing a Cal Berkeley hat.  On the Feb. 9, 2014 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, he'll tell his story.

On the Jan 26, 2014 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, Barbara and Marty Nemko discuss the art, science, and psychology of grooming your replacement. Plus you can call-in for a 3-Minute Workover. 

Work with Marty Nemko is heard every Sunday from 11 AM to noon on KALW, 91.7 FM in San Francisco and worldwide on kalw.org. The podcast is available for a week on the NPR site and in perpetuity on this page.

 

Award-winning sci-fi writer and futurist Karl Schroeder on careers and the workplace of 2020 and 2030.   Plus you can call in for a 3-Minute Workover. That's the Jan. 19, 2014 edition of Work with Marty Nemko.

Work with Marty Nemko is heard every Sunday from 11 AM to noon on KALW, 91.7 FM in San Francisco and worldwide on kalw.org. The podcast is available for a week on the NPR site and in perpetuity on this page.

On the Jan. 14, 2014 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with Adam Bryant about lessons we can all learn from CEOs. He is a Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist and author of the new book, Quick and Nimble: Lessons from CEOs. Plus you can call in for a 3-Minute Workover.

On the Dec. 22, 2013 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, my wife Barbara Nemko and I debate the question: Is America a Great Place to Work? Should we, net, feel gratitude or resentment?  Plus, you can call in for a three-minute workover to help you make a great start in the New Year.

In today's tough job market, it really helps to pursue an under-the radar career or self-employment opportunity. I'll share my latest crop on the Dec. 15, 2013 edition of Work with Marty Nemko. Plus you can call in for a 3-Minute Workover.

Work with Marty Nemko is heard every Sunday from 11 AM to noon on KALW, 91.7 FM in San Francisco and worldwide on kalw.org. The podcast is available for a week on the NPR site and in perpetuity on this page.

Where the Jobs Are, Part II

Nov 30, 2013

  

On the Dec. 1, 2013 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, it's Part II of "Where the Jobs Are."  I offer some under-the-radar ideas. Plus call-in 3-Minute Workovers. 

Work with Marty Nemko is heard every Sunday from 11 AM to noon on KALW, 91.7 FM in San Francisco and worldwide on kalw.org. The podcast is available for a week on the NPR site and in perpetuity on this page.

On the Dec. 8, 2013 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I unleash my inner Scrooge on employers and employees. Plus you can call in for a 3-Minute Workover.

Work with Marty Nemko is heard every Sunday from 11 AM to noon on KALW, 91.7 FM in San Francisco and worldwide on kalw.org. The podcast is available for a week on the NPR site and in perpetuity on this page.

On the Dec. 29, 2013 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I offer my career and workplace predictions for 2014. I've done this annually for over a decade now and my accuracy rate has been good.

Plus, as usual, you can call in for a 3-Minute Workover. Whatever career conundrum besets you or someone you love, I can usually help.

On the Feb 2, 2014 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with Andrew McAfee, MIT workplace futurist and author of The Second Machine Age on what will happen when the jobs are gone.

He's one of the types of guests I most like talking with. He has a very agile mind, able to talk intelligently across a large number of areas. And he's concise.

On the Nov. 24, 2013 edition of Work with Marty Nemko: Where’s the job growth?  And the how employable are you” quiz? And the pros and cons of forcing fast-food restaurants to pay all its workers at least $15 an hour. Plus, you can call in for a 3-Minute Workover.

Quiz: Do You Know How to Run a Meeting?

Oct 25, 2013

  

On the Nov. 17, 2013 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I'll give my wife Barbara Nemko a test on how to run a meeting. Plus we'll discuss a growing practice at many top workplaces: Take Your Parent to Work Day.  

Plus, you can call in with your career problem or that of someone you care about. In what I call a 3-Minute Workover, I'll do my best to help you take at least a baby-step forward. 

On the Oct. 27, 2013 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with David Lang, author of Zero to Maker, on the Maker Movement: How likely a path to sustainable employment.

In the second half of the show you can call in for a 3-Minute Workover. I'll try to help you solve the career conundrum you or someone you love is facing.

On the Nov. 10, 2013 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, Dennis Bell on what it’s really like to be a 50+ job seeker. Plus you can call-in for a 3-Minute Workover.

Work with Marty Nemko is heard every Sunday from 11 AM to noon on KALW, 91.7 FM in San Francisco and worldwide on kalw.org. The podcast is available for a week on the NPR site and in perpetuity on this page.

Are startups really such cool places to work?

How do you decide whether and which startups are worth working for?

Should employers and not employees decide what to work on?

Does controlling risk trump going for a home run?

Are the millenialls really "entitled?"

Does capitalism come in flavors?

On the Oct. 13, 2013 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, my guest will be start-up expert Michael O Church, who offers unconventional and smart answers to such questions. 

On the Jan. 5, 2014 edition of Work with Marty Nemko: Charles Duhigg,  author of The Power of Habit. Potent but not-obvious advice on how to create a new habit. 

 

Plus, you can call in with your career problem or that of someone you care about. In what I call a 3-Minute Workover, I'll do my best to help you take at least a baby-step forward. 

 

On the Sep. 29 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with Michael Bernick, the former director of California's Employment Development Department about how work is portrayed and misportrayed in TV sitcoms, movies, TV news, etc.

And you can call in with your career problem or that of someone you care about. In what I call a 3-Minute Workover, I'll do my best to help you take at least a baby-step forward. 

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