career advice

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. 

On the Aug. 4, 2013 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I'll talk with Robert Neuwirth who has spent years visiting the world's slums and squatter cities.

Sex surrogate Cheryl Cohen Greene was the subject of the movie The Sessions.  She's also the author of An Intimate Life: Sex, Love, and My Journey As A Surrogate Partner.

She is my guest on the July 21, 2013 edition of Work with Marty Nemko. 

On the July 7, 2013 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with Mike Cassidy, Pulitzer-Prize winning columnist for the Mercury News. He describes his column, Silicon Valley Dispatches, as an anthropologist's albeit sometimes lighthearted look at that unique culture. I'll ask him:

On the July 14, 2013 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I invite you to call in for a 3-Minute Workover. I can usually help you with even a very serious career conundrum.  Plus, I'll intersperse my favorite new career tips and musings.

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

On the June 30, 2013 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, Barbara and Marty Nemko offer advice for new graduates and for the people who love them. 

Some career truisms are no longer true. Others never have been as true as is widely believed.

On the June 9, 2013 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I take a hard look at four of those so-called truths and invite you to comment. Plus, you can call in for a Three-Minute Workover. I'll do my best to cure your career conundrum. And if it goes well, I plan to examine four more on the following Sunday's show.

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

Tough-Love, Curmudgeonly Career Advice

May 25, 2013

Career counselors, including me, tend to err toward the positive. After all, people who seek career help are often down in the dumps and crave an uplift. Indeed, I try on my show, Work with Marty Nemko, to, while remaining honest and realistic, look to find the positive.

But on the May 26, 2013 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I'll be different: It'll be the tough-love hour. Sometimes, some people, would benefit more from some direct, no-nonsense tough love, even if it sounds curmudgeonly. 

Want a Career in Theatre?

Apr 12, 2013

On the May 5, 2013 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with producer, director, actor Barry Martin, producer, actor Taylor Bartolucci and actor James Sasser on careers in theatre: acting, directing, and starting a theatre company. Plus, listeners called in with questions about their existing or future career in the expressive arts.

Oh, and Bartolucci and Sasser sang two songs from the show they're starring in, Funny Girl, at the Napa Valley Opera House, May 10-19. I accompanied on the piano.  

On the April 28, 2013 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I devote the entire hour to trying to help you solve your career conundrums. I invite you to call in for a 3-Minute Workovers. In between calls, I offer my favorite new career-related tips and tricks.

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

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