career advice

On the April 14, 2013 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, Marty explains the art of being a great mentor and a great protege.

In the show's 2nd segment, Marty makes the case that requiring colleges to post on their home page a consumerist report card on themselves far more valid than the U.S. News rankings would create a much improved workforce along with yielding many other benefits.

In the show's 3rd segment, listeners call in for a 3-Minute Workover: Marty helps them solve their career conundrum.

Careers in the 2nd Half of Life

Apr 5, 2013

Many people are in the no-man's land.  They're not ready to retire--they want or need to work but no one will hire them except for a McJob.

Two new books that offer help: Second-Act Careers, and Encore Careers. On the Apr. 7, 2013 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, Drs Barbara and Marty Nemko discuss the stories of people who made an interesting career change in the 2nd half of life.

Plus listeners call in for a 3-Minute Workover--Marty and Barbara try to help you overcome your career conundrum.

Guilt at Work

Jan 27, 2013

Many people feel guilt about what they've done or didn't do in their worklife: from knowing teammates will pick up their slack to guilt-tripping a romantic partner into earning all the income. And then there's lying on a resume or stealing from your employer: exaggerating hours billed for, padding expense accounts, taking sick days so you can see the Giants play, fooling around on the Internet for a couple hours at work, etc.

A career in real estate is attractive to many people because of low barriers to entry, high potential income, and the pleasure of buying and selling homes.

Alas, the reality isn't that simple today, and especially tomorrow. But I'll talk with a guy who's the savviest and straightest-shooting real estate broker I know: George Mantor.  I really think it's going to be a fascinating and helpful interview.

My Top 38 Slacker Jobs

Sep 23, 2012

For many people, the holy grail of work is not money, status, or power but a laid-back life. Are there not-obvious ways to make money that are kick-back?

On the Sep. 30, 2012 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I'll share 38 of em: one example: that's timely for the political season: political sign placer and remover. 

Plus, whether you're a slacker or not, you can call in for a three-minute career makeover. 

Work with Marty Nemko is heard Sundays from 11:00 am to noon on KALW, 91.7 FM in San Francisco.  Or worldwide, right here on kalw.org.

I will have made five presentations during the Commonwealth Club's month on The Future of Work. In the Sep. 2, 2012 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I distill those presentations into one hour on:

  • under-the-radar careers for 2013 and beyond
  • ahead-of-the-pack strategies for landing a good job
  • not-obvious strategies for getting ahead (or at least not laid off)
  • how to beat the odds against successful self-employment.

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

When I was selecting the careers for U.S. News' Best Careers feature, optometrist ranked #1.  It excelled in success rate with customers, salary, prestige, and quality of life.

On Sep. 16, 2012 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I'll talk with top optometrist and U.C. Berkeley adjunct instructor, Dr. Larry Sarver about what it's really like to be an optometrist. Planned questions: 

What might surprise an educated person about what it's really like to be an optometrist?

What, in the end, differentiates the excellent clinician from the mediocre one?

On the Sep. 9, 2012 edition of Work with Marty Nemko,  Barbara and Marty Nemko will debate when and what sorts of dress codes in the workplace are appropriate.

Work with Marty Nemko is heard Sundays from 11 am to noon on 91.7 KALW, San Francisco

On the Aug 12 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I'll talk with Mark Brewer, the respected principal of American Canyon High School about what the job is really like. He has impressed me not only with his ability as a principal but his willingness to be candid. 

In the second half of the show, as usual, you can call in for a Three-Minute Workover. I'll do my best to help you solve your work problem. I'll intersperse my favorite new career tips. 

This show airs Aug. 12, 2012 at 11 am.

On the July 22, 2012  edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I shared my favorite ideas from the book The $100 Start-Up.  Then, listeners called in for a three-minute WorkOver.  The show aired Sunday, July 22 at 11 am.

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

On July 15 at 11 am my guest was Rick Newman, author of Rebounders: How winners pivot from setbacks to success.  We had a realistic, not pop-psych discussion of how regular people (not just those who got on Oprah) can rebound from failures.

At 11;40, I invited listeners to call in for a Three-Minute Workover, in which I try to help them take at least a baby step forward in solving their work/career problem.

Work with Marty Nemko is heard every Sunday from 11 am to noon on KALW 9`.7FM, a National Public Radio affiliate in San Francisco.

On July 8 from 11 am to noon, I offered the strategies that have most often helped my clients improve their time management, and importantly, be motivated to work on it.

Also, I did Three-Minute Workovers on callers. 

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

When I ask listeners what they like about Work with Marty Nemko, the most frequent answer is something like, "I like to hear you and your wife Barbara go back and forth on issues."

That's what we''ll be doing from 11 am to noon on July 1. We'll have some career-related topic to bat around and we'll debate how to respond to callers' worklife questions.

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

Every Sunday from 11 am to noon, I try to help you solve your career conundrum, no matter how serious. Usually, I only devote part of the show to those Three-Minute Workovers. But on Sunday, June 3, I'll do Workovers for the entire hour, interspersed with my favorite new career tips.

 

On Work with Marty Nemko on Sunday May 20 from 11 am to noon, Drs. Marty and Barbara Nemko debate these questions:

How do you assess whether you're competent enough at your job?

How do you assess when it's time to ask for a raise or promotion?

How do you decide whether to pursue a creative career or a less risky option?

How do you assess if you have a personality problem that's damaging your career?

How do you know when to quit your job?

How do you decide whether to go back to school?

I discussed new, no-and-low-cost ways to improve workplace morale plus I did three-minute Workovers on caller

In today''s (Apr. 15, 2012) show, I shared some career (and life) lessons I learned from my dad and callers shared theirs. I think it was a particularly warm and instructive show.

I received more positive emails in response to my career counseling client Jeffrie Givens' appearance on Work with Marty Nemko on Mar 11 than to any show in my 23 years hosting the show. So, I've asked her back. She'll be the guest on Sunday May 13 at 11:00 AM.

This time, she'll tell how, as a U.C. Berkeley graduate, she coped with having to be a data-entry clerk...and what she's done to rise up. She'll also, again, demonstrate her amazing singing voice, doing songs from her one-woman show, Big, Black, and Shy. I'll accompany on the piano. 

This Sunday, on Work with Marty Nemko, I'll devote the entire show to helping you with your career. In between offering my favorite new tips, I'll invite you to call in for what I alternately call a WorkOver or Three-Minute Career Makeover.

I've had 3,900 career coaching clients. The experience I had with Jeffrie Givens is my most memorable.  She'll be on the show this Sunday, Mar. 11.

Plus, as usual, I'll do Three-Minute Workovers on callers. So if you or someone you care about has a work-related problem, feel free to call into the show.

That's on Work with Marty Nemko, Sundays from 11 a m to noon on KALW, 91.7 FM San Francisco.

Ever wonder whether your boss is being honest with you? Your supervisee? Wondering what someone is really feeling?

My guest this Sunday on Work with Marty Nemko is Joe Navarro, author of What Every BODY is Saying: An Ex-FBI Agent's Guide to Speed-Reading People.

Plus, as usual, you can call in for a three-minute Workover. Whatever career problem ails you or someone you love, I can usually offer at least a baby step forward, sometimes even a giant step.

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This Sunday's Work with Marty Nemko is devoted exclusively to you. If you or someone you love has a work problem or a lack-of-work problem, call in or listen to Marty doing three-minute Workovers on callers. Interspersed, he'll share his favorite new career and workplace ideas. Most listeners say they're not looking for a job but just enjoy listening. Those listeners too are, of course, most welcome.  That's Work with Marty Nemko, this Sunday, Jan 29 from 11 am to noon, here on 91.7 FM, KALW.

Marshall Goldsmith told me he charges each career coaching client $50,000 a year.  He's written a book called, "What Got Your Here Won't Get You There: How successful people become even more successful."  My wife Barbara Nemko and I will explore some of the book's major ideas.  Plus, as usual, you can call in for a three-minute Workover, and Barb and I will try to help you solve your career or workplace problem. Join us Sunday from 11 am to noon on KALW, 91.7 FM.

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