career advice

On the Aug. 2, 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 usually can at least help take at least a baby step forward, often a giant step.

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.

On the June 21, 2015 Father's Day edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I offer an audio Father's Day Card: an ode to men at work, specifically on why the "pay gap" is far less and in a surprising number of fields non existent than the "Women earn 77 cents" meme implies. Also, listeners with a work problem call in for a Workover.

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.

On the May 17, 2015 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, my wife Barbara Nemko and I discuss the book Work Rules by Google's HR Director, Laszlo Bock. I'll also talk with a fascinating orthodontist, Ken Dillehay, about his surprisingly interesting profession.

On the April 26, 2015 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, you can call in for a Workover. Whatever career issue is impeding your life, I usually can help. I'll intersperse the Workovers with tips on where the jobs are, getting off to a good start on the job and, if there's time, the best and worst work proverbs.

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.

On the Apr. 19, 2015 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with Alexandra Robbins, award-winning author of The Nurses: A year of secrets, drama, and miracles with the heroes of the hospital. We'll discuss not only what it's really like to be a nurse but what patients and family members should know about receiving medical care in the hospital.

Plus call-in Workovers. Whatever career malady ails you, I can usually provide a pill that's better than a placebo.

On the April 5, 2015 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, my wife, Barbara Nemko and I will say  what we'd do to help ensure our success if we were starting over.

Plus, you can call in for a Workover. Whatever career misery ails you or someone you care about, we can usually 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.

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.

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.

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.

On the Jan. 4, 2015 edition of Work with Marty Nemko: An hour of your call-in requests for a Workover. Perhaps I'll help you come up with a resolution you might actually keep...at least for a while.

Work with Marty Nemko is heard every Sunday from 11 AM to noon on KALW, 91.7 FM in the San Francisco Bay Area 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. 14, 2014 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with Alvin Felzenberg, author of The Leaders We Deserved (and a Few We Didn't,) on lessons about career success from ratings of U.S. presidents. Plus, you can call in for a Workover. Whatever career malaise ails you or someone you care about, I usually can help.

On the Nov 30, 2014 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I offer my favorite new career tips, including how to make the Holidays the best time of the year to look for a job.  Plus you can call in for a Workover. Whatever career conundrum is besetting you or someone you love, I can usually help.

Thanksgiving and Your Career

Oct 19, 2014

On the Nov. 23, 2013 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, my wife Barbara Nemko and I discuss career issues related to Thanksgiving:

Lessons Learned from My 13 Careers

Oct 18, 2014

I’ve been everything from a billing clerk to a cab driver, drug counselor to career counselor, professional pianist to rose hybridizer, teacher of inner-city kids to co-facilitator of a class of medical students at UCSF.

On the Oct. 26, 2014 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I'll share lessons I've learned from my 13 careers. Plus, you can call in for a Workover. 

On the Sep. 21, 2014 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with Gregory Theyel who just collected and analyzed biomedical industry hiring and projections and is the director of the Bay Area's Biomedical Manufacturing Network.

Plus, you can call in for a Workover. Whatever career conundrum is besetting you, I can usually help.

On the Sept. 28, 2014 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I devote the entire hour to you: Call-in Workovers. Whatever career conundrum is besetting you or someone you care about, I usually can help. At least the price is right. I'll also offer my favorite new career tips and musings.

On the Aug. 31, 2014 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I began with opining on who should deserve the most credit on Labor Day.

Then I talked with Connie Brock from ProMatch--Silicon Valley, a national award-winning job search support group. We talked about how weak networkers can build and optimally use a network, plus best advice for would-be career changers.

I concluded with an interview with Gail Ward on what it's really like to work in a fast-food restaurant.

On the Aug. 24, 2014 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, Yelp top-rated career coach Adrian Klaphaak and I kick around thorny issues in career counseling: Dealing with client fears, procrastination, etc.  Plus, you can call in for a Workover.

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

On the Aug. 17, 2014 edition of Work with Marty Nemko: Judy Melinek, author of Working Stiff: Two Years, 262 Bodies, and the Making of a Medical Examiner.  Plus, you can call in for a  Workover.

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

On the Aug. 3, 2014 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with Lewis Lin, the author of Rise Above the Noise, an excellent book on job interviewing. 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 the San Francisco Bay Area and worldwide on kalw.org. The podcast is available for a week on the NPR site and in perpetuity on this page.

We often grow, not from fat books, but from simple stories. Among the simplest are children's picture books. On the July 27, 2014 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I read aloud children's picture books that embed interesting career and life issues for adults.

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

On the July 20, 2014 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I offer 13 metaphors to help your career, 10 questions to help you decide if and when to retire, and invite you to 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 the San Francisco Bay Area and worldwide on kalw.org. The podcast is available for a week on the NPR site and in perpetuity on this page.

Need Customized Career Help?

Jun 11, 2014

On the June 22, 2014 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I offer my favorite new career tips plus you can call in for a 3-Minute Workover. Whatever career conundrum is besetting you or someone you care about, I usually can be of 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.

What's Really Best in Management and Leadership?

May 23, 2014

On the May 11, 2014 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, my wife Barbara Nemko and I kicked around the recommendations in Harvard Business Review's Top 10 Reads on Management and Leadership. For example, we did a switch-sides-in-the-middle debate on whether to err on the side of a more or less collaborative management style.

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.

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 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.

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 Aug 11, 2013 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I tackle three things:

How to be a great, even beloved, manager and leader? To that end, I'll kick of the discussion by giving the mock talk I'd give to my employees upon getting hired. I'll try to embed principles of best practice.

Your First 90 Days on the Job

Aug 3, 2013

Half of new employees don't last beyond 90 days. What can you do to maximize your chances of success?

On the Sep. 1, 2013 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, my wife, Barbara Nemko and I will discuss the book, The First 90 Days. 

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

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