where the jobs are

In today's tough job market, it really helps to pursue an under-the radar career or self-employment opportunity. I'll share my latest crop on the Dec. 15, 2013 edition of Work with Marty Nemko. 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 San Francisco and worldwide on kalw.org. The podcast is available for a week on the NPR site and in perpetuity on this page.

Confessions of a Surgeon

Aug 3, 2013

Few careers are more lucrative and resistant to being offshored or automated than surgeon. But what is it really like to be a surgeon? On the Oct. 20, 2013 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I'll discuss that with Dr. Paul Ruggieri, author of a wonderfully candid book, Confessions of a Surgeon.

In the second half of the show you can call in for a 3-Minute Workover. I'll try to help you solve the career conundrum you or someone you love is facing.

The costs of employing an American continues to grow at the same time as automation and offshoring become ever more tempting to employers. So where will the jobs be, especially the jobs that promise a stable, sustainable living? And what's the broader solution: What's the smartest approaches to encouraging the creation of sustainable jobs?

Where Are the Jobs?!!!!

Apr 12, 2013

On the Apr. 21, 2013 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with Milken Fellow and former California Employment Development Director Michael Bernick about where the job growth is in the Bay Area and beyond. Also, Bernick is an expert on employing people with autism spectrum disorders, especially Asperger Syndrome. We talk about that. And as usual, I invite listeners to call in with their career conundrum for a 3-Minute Workover.

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

On the Jan 20, 2013 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I'll talk with community college career-training specialists Randy Tillery and Mark Martin about Bay Area pockets of opportunity in manufacturing--for example, well-paying jobs in producing medical devices, short-run machine-tooled products, etc.  And how to train for them in 1 to 2 years--no bachelor's or even associate degree required.  Plus you can call in for customized advice from them as well as a three-minute Workover from me.

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.