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Marty Nemko

Host, Work with Marty Nemko

Marty Nemko was called "job coach extraordinaire" by U.S. News and "The Bay Area's best career coach" by the San Francisco Bay Guardian. He has written 20 essays in TIME's Ideas section, and 1240 for PsychologyToday.com. Previously, his career column appeared for six years in the San Francisco Chronicle and then wrote The Big Idea continuing series on WashingtonPost.com and the Working it Out column on TheAtlantic.com. In his 30th year as a career and education advisor, Marty Nemko has served 5,400 clients and enjoys a 96% client-satisfaction rate. He is a part-time instructor of medical students at the UCSF School of Medicine.

Marty Nemko holds a Ph.D. from U.C. Berkeley and subsequently taught its graduate school. He is the author of 11 books including, in 2018, Careers for Dummies and The Best of Marty Nemko (3rd edition.) His earlier books include  How to Do Life: What they didn't teach you in school and What's the Big Idea? 39 Disruptive Ideas for a Better America.  His articles are archived free on www.martynemko.com.

Marty Nemko has been a guest on many major programs from The Today Show to the Daily Show to  NPR's Talk of the Nation. Toastmasters names one non-member its Northern California Speaker of the Year. Marty Nemko was a winner, in part because of his KALW program.

  On the Sep. 12, 2019 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I describe a curated list of big-impact careers, future-ready careers, and careers for people who hate math.

  On the Sep. 5, 2019 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I offer options for counselors, creatives, and teachers who'd like to change career.

  There are myriad job titles in the fast-growing and lucrative field of finance, some surprisingly, pro-social. Finance career expert Todd Massedge and I will disentangle the mess and offer some under-the-radar cool careers.

  On the Aug. 22, 2019 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I make the case for striving upward, opting to move down the ladder, and for staying put.

  On the Aug 15, 2019 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, my wife, Dr. Barbara Nemko, the Napa County Superintendent of Schools and I debate how to reinvent education--no reforms here, reinvention, both K-12 and higher education, with some focus on the career-related issues.

  On the Aug 8, 2019 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with retired detective Vic Ferrari, author of NYPD: Through the Looking Glass at America's Largest Police Department.

  On the Aug 1, 2019 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I make the case for cranking, slowing, and throwing in the towel.

  On the July 25, 2019 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with the author of Small Time Operator, Bernard Kamoroff about the nuts and bolts of starting a business...without getting in trouble.

On the July 18, 2019 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, my wife Barbara Nemko and I, who have worked together often, discuss what works and doesn't.

  On the June 27, 2019 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I offer what I believe are the 10 most potent self-improvement tips.

  On the June 20, 2019 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with Siobhan O'Brien about what it's really like to be an elder caregiver.

  Leaders of companies, nonprofits, and government generally have a polished demeanor but much lurks behind. That is revealed in Doris Kearns Goodwin's new book, Leadership, which looks behind the image of Presidents Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, FDR, and Lyndon Johnson. I'll discuss it with my wife, Dr. Barbara Nemko, the 7-national award winning Napa County Superintendent of Schools who has been in the role for two decades and knows many other leaders.

  On the June 6, 2019 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I offer 15 contrarian career ideas on how to choose a career, land a good job, and succeed.

On the May 30, 2019 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I describe how I'd address nine ticklish situations in the workplace: from asking for more money to telling a coworker s/he has B.O.

Next to Bill Gates, Warren Buffett may be the person who's made and given away the most money. His definitive biography is Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life. I'll speak with the author, Alice Schroeder, who spent ten years with Buffett.

On the May 16, 2019 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, my wife Barbara Nemko and I debate what should go into a 50+ career kit. We'll talk about under-the-radar good jobs especially well-suited for people 50+, best ways to avoid age discrimination, avoiding appearing like deadwood, plus cool, contributory ideas for retirement.

  On the May 9, 2019 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with Charlotte Jacobs, Stanford Professor of Medicine and author of Salk: A Life, which the New York Times called "Science writing at its best." We focus on unearthing career and life lessons for all of us that we can derive from Salk's life.

  On the May 2, 2019 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I offer fresh strategies on managing your time and controlling your procrastination.

  On the Apr. 25, 2019 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I speak with head of the Entrepreneurship Center at Ball State University, Mike Goldsby, on how to succeed in business with limited money and technical expertise.

  On the April 18, 2019 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, my wife Dr. Barbara Nemko and I debate the best ways to develop a personality that works in the workplace.

  On the Apr. 11, 2019 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with James O'Toole, author of The Enlightened Capitalists.

  On the Apr. 4, 2019 edition of Work with Marty Nemko: I talk with Bella DePaulo about the pluses, minuses, and challenges of being single in the workplace.

Unemployment is near a 50-year low and wage growth in the most recent year has been, perhaps surprisingly, twice as high for the bottom half of earners as for the top half. That's a favorable environment for workers attempting to negotiate for better pay and benefits. I offer tips on how to prepare practically and psychologically, and, in the actual negotiation, how to stay strong without being unreasonable.

  On the Mar. 21, 2019 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, my wife Barbara Nemko and I speak with New York Times bestselling novelist Elizabeth George on what it's really like to be a professional fiction writer.

    On the Mar. 14, 2019 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I offer tips for the anxious employee and job seeker.

  On the Mar. 7, 2019 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with Lisette Sutherland, author of Work Together from Anywhere: A Handbook on Working Remotely, Successfully, for Individuals, Teams, and Managers.

  On the Feb. 28, 2019 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with Jeff Herman, a literary agent who has sold 1,000 books to publishers and is the author of two books that have sold more than a half million copies: Write the Perfect Book Proposal and Jeff Herman's Guide to Book Publishers, Editors, and Literary Agents (28th edition.)

The publishing world is radically changing. How does one get published in 2019, and is book publishing still worth it in an era in which so many people prefer short-form digital video? Artificial intelligence and social media are having a role in the change too.  How about self-publishing? Do you need an agent? How to use social media in marketing your book. We'll address all that.

  On the Feb. 21, 2019 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with long-time San Francisco dog trainer Beverly Ulbrich (www.poochcoach.com) about what it's really like to be a dog trainer: what's surprising, emotional, and whether it's a viable small business to start when it seems there's a dog trainer under every rock.

  On the Feb 14, 2019 Valentine's Day edition of Work with Marty Nemko, my wife Barbara Nemko and I share the results of Vault's 2019 survey on romance in the workplace, plus tell the tale of how we met in the workplace.

  On the Feb. 7, 2019 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I make the case that open workspaces' liabilities outweigh their advantages and invite you to weigh in.

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