career advice

On the April 5, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I describe 32 inconvenient career truths.

On the Mar. 15, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko: Jordan Peterson's 11 career-related rules.  Jordan Peterson is the self-help guru du jour. I agree with 7 of the 11 and disagree with 4. I'll share all.

On the Mar. 8, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, Barbara and Marty Nemko kick around pros and cons regarding seven common career dilemmas.

On the Feb. 15, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I offer an introduction to some careers well-suited for career changes, under-the-radar careers for people who like to work with their hands, and not-obvious career choices for science, math, and tech people.

On the  Nov. 30, 2017 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talked with Barry Biermann, who was one of the first on the scene at the North Bay Fire, the Atlas Peak Fire.

On the Oct. 1, 2017 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, end-of-workday exhaustion. That's the symptom. There are many causes...and possible solutions for each. I'll tell you what I know.

On the Sep. 10, 2017 edition of Work with Marty Nemko: People over 50 often have a hard time getting employment that's sufficiently remunerative. So even though they'd rather not, they become self-employed. Unfortunately, their success rate isn't good.  Barbara and Marty Nemko debate best ideas for successful senior self-employment.

  On the Sep. 3, 2017 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, The Labor Day Show. I'll perform an essay I've written for the occasion, Ode to the Worker Bee. And I'll talk with two long-term survivors of working in a large organization, offering tips for those in corporations as well as in large non-profits or government agencies.

Plus, I do Workovers on callers. Whatever career conundrum is besetting you or someone you care about, I can usually help.

On the Aug. 27, 2017 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I describe 14 common career myths.

In the program's second segment, I do Workovers on callers. Whatever career conundrum is besetting you or someone you care about, I can usually 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 programs are archived on NPR.org and on iTunes and in perpetuity on this web page.

On the August 6, 2017 edition of Work with Marty Nemko: Sshort answers to 9 hard career questions, for example: How to prevent procrastination? How to land a job ultra-fast? How do you know if you should change careers? How do you know if you should become self-employed?

This week:  What's it really like to be a restaurant server?

In the program's second segment, Marty does Workovers on callers. 

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 programs are archived in NPR.org, iTunes, and in perpetuity on this web page.

On the July 9, 2017 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, we ponder the questions, "If we didn't have to work, would we?" To kick that off, I read a short-short story I wrote that posits the world of 2050 in which technological advancement allowed everyone to live a middle-class lifestyle, with working only being voluntary.

On the June 11, 2017 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, my wife Barbara Nemko and I discuss career decisions for people over 50: Stay the course? Change directions? Go for a last hurrah or just try to hang on? Retire cold-turkey or using a glide path? And then what?

On the March 26, 2017 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I tout good careers in the gig economy, plus good ones for creative people.

On the Mar. 5, 2017 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I interview Sue Selke, head of arguably the nation's best-regarded School of Packaging. We talk about the ample good careers in packaging as well as innovations in packaging that result in less damage to the environment and fresher foods.

On the Feb. 26, 2017 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with Celeste Ayers an expert in supply chain management.. Sounds boring but it's not. Hint: It's key to corporate social responsibility. And it's an under-the-radar field with ample good jobs available.

On the Feb. 5, 2017 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, a switch-sides-in-the-middle debate: Better to major in the sciences or the arts?  I'll be debating the Napa County Superintendent of Schools and my wife, Dr. Barbara Nemko.

On the Jan. 29, 2017 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I describe some cool yet realistic careers. Plus you can call in for a Workover. Whatever career conundrum is besetting you or someone you care about, I can usually help. 

On the Jan. 22, 2017 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I describe a good number of underrated and under-the-radar careers.

On the Jan 8, 2017 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I discuss downsides of popular careers.

On the Jan. 1, 2017 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, my wife, Barbara Nemko and I do a switch-sides in the middle debate on whether it's worth making New Year's resolutions, particularly as they apply to one's worklife.

As a teen, Brandon Halliwell got himself too involved in raves and the drug scene. He ended up homeless and one day when really high on mushrooms pictured himself blue, dead. That scared him and he decided to…join the Marines. After he got out….well, he tells the tale on the Oct 23, 2016 edition of Work with Marty Nemko.

On the Oct. 16, 2016 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I offer my latest ideas on where good, under-the-radar careers can be found.

I also take your call-in questions about your worklife. I call them Workovers although pummeling isn't involved. Okay, occasionally it is.

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

The programs are archived on NPR.org and iTunes and in perpetuity on this web page.

Career coach Marty Nemko talks with listeners about work issues, from finding the perfect job to networking.

On the July 24, 2016 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with MIT's Sloan School of Business's Edgar Schein, on improving workplace culture, individual branding, and humble consulting.

  On the July 18, 2016 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, my wife Barbara Nemko and I debate how to best address your worklife problem.

  On the July 10, 2016 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I offer what's arguably the world's shortest course in choosing a career. I'll share the most valuable suggestions I know--including a couple dozen worthy, under-the-radar careers...in 10 minutes.

  On the June 26, 2016 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with Jessica Ritter, author of 101 Social Work Careers.

On the June 16, 2016 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, my wife Barbara Nemko and I debate your call-in and emailed questions about your career.

Work with Marty Nemko: 6/12/16: The Inevitable

Jun 12, 2016

On the June 12, 2016 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with Kevin Kelly, author of The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 technological forces that will shape our future.

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