career advice

10:29am

Fri April 5, 2013
Economy/Labor/Biz

Careers in the 2nd Half of Life

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.

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1:30pm

Sun January 27, 2013
Economy/Labor/Biz

Guilt at Work

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.

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12:25pm

Wed October 10, 2012
Economy/Labor/Biz

What Is it Really Like to be a Real Estate Agent Today and Tomorrow (airs 12/16/12)

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.

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1:50pm

Sun September 23, 2012
Economy/Labor/Biz

My Top 38 Slacker Jobs

Looks like he might like a kick-back job

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. 

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11:24pm

Thu August 2, 2012
upcoming show, Work with Marty Nemko

Marty Nemko's Five August 2012 Commonwealth Club Talks Distilled (airs 9/2/12)

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.

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