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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.

  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 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 July 11, 2019 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with two-time Pulitzer-Prize-winning editorial cartoonist, Michael Ramirez.

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

  On the Jan. 10, 2019 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with oboist Lana Lee about what it's really like to be a professional oboist. She'll also talk about her transition from being an engineer to musician.

  Topic 1 in the Jan 3, 2019 edition of Work with Marty Nemko: What's your career story? I invite listeners to call in and, in a few minutes, describe their life's career moment, chronologically. To prime the pump, my wife Barbara Nemko and I will share ours.

  On the Dec. 27, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I ask you, "Careerwise, what might you do if you were starting over?" To kick things off, my wife Barbara Nemko and I describe what we'd do.

  On the Nov. 22, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I dispel or at least provide nuance to common career myths, such as "You gotta network" and "Follow your passion."

  On the October 25, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko I share the essence of my talk at a Stanford University Distinguished Speaker Series: advice on how parents can best help their college students launch a rewarding career.

  Many people would like a career in the outdoors but most of those require living outside the Bay Area, for example, in agriculture or forestry. One exception is to be an arborist, a person who plants and trims trees, sometimes very tall trees. What’s it really like to be an arborist?  On the Aug 30, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I talk with Scott Wheeler of Urban Arborists, someone for whom money does indeed grow on trees, although it certainly has its ups and downs. (Groan).

  On the Aug. 23, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I offer ideas on how to boost your chances of getting promoted, even if you've been passed over previously.

On the July 19, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, an encore Best of Marty Nemko program: 11 pieces of contrarian yet effective career advice.

On the June 28, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, Barbara and Marty Nemko debate the pros and cons of 15 under-the-radar careers.

On the June 21, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I deconstruct common work-related proverbs and invite listeners to weigh in to defend the poem or agree with my criticism.

On the June 14, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I describe the best of the new crop of tech tools for your career: in finding a career, landing good work, and succeeding.

On the June 14, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I describe the best of the new crop of tech tools for your career: in finding a career, landing good work, and succeeding.

On the June 7, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I offer 11 contrarian career concepts, covering how to choose a career, find good work, and succeed at it.

On the May 24, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I offer insider advice regarding job references.

In the program's second segment, you can call in for a Workover: Whatever career conundrum is besetting you or someone you care about, I usually can help.

Work with Marty Nemko is heard every Thursday from 7 to 8 PM on KALW, 91.7 in San Francisco and worldwide on KALW.org.

The programs are archived on NPR.org, iTunes, and in perpetuity on this web page.

Work with Marty Nemko 5/17/18

May 17, 2018

Marty and Barbara Nemko review Marty Nemko's latest book "The Best of Marty Nemko"

On the April 5, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I describe 32 inconvenient career truths.

On the Mar. 15, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko: Jordan Peterson's 11 career-related rules.  Jordan Peterson is the self-help guru du jour. I agree with 7 of the 11 and disagree with 4. I'll share all.

On the Mar. 8, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, Barbara and Marty Nemko kick around pros and cons regarding seven common career dilemmas.

On the Feb. 15, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I offer an introduction to some careers well-suited for career changes, under-the-radar careers for people who like to work with their hands, and not-obvious career choices for science, math, and tech people.

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