Marty Nemko

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The San Francisco Bay Guardian called Dr. Nemko "The Bay Area's Best Career Coach" and he was Contributing Editor for Careers at U.S. News where he now also blogs. His sixth and seventh books were published in 2012: How to Do Life: What They Didn't Teach You in School and What's the Big Idea? 39 Disruptive Proposals for a Better America . More than 1,000 of his published writings are free on www.martynemko.com. He posts here weekly.

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A Very Short Course On How To Respond To A Job Ad

A Very Short Course On How To Respond To A Job Ad

Point-by-point guidance to landing an interview

A simple but effective approach to answering job ads. Sample cover letter included. Read More »

Succession Planning: Finding and Grooming Your Replacement

Succession Planning: Finding and Grooming Your Replacement

A step-by-step model for passing the baton at work

How to find, groom and mentor your successor in the best way possible. Look inside and outside your organization for the right candidate. Read More »

Outlook for Job Market? Bah, Humbug

Outlook for Job Market? Bah, Humbug

One man's opinion. And it's a strong one.

Only those who believe in Santa Claus could think the employment situation is getting better, says this career coach. Read More »

Who Let the Dogs In -- At Work?

Who Let the Dogs In -- At Work?

Dogs in the office can reduce stress and increase camaraderie.

Leading the way are some of America's most respected employers, from Google to Amazon, Ben & Jerry's to The Daily Show, even the U.S. Congress. Read More »

Good Science Careers: No Ph.D. Required

Good Science Careers: No Ph.D. Required

Rewarding jobs that can be had with a Bachelor's -- or less.

Three biomedical careers are fast growing, rewarding and can be had with a bachelor's degree or less. Read More »

Employers Invite Helicopter Parents To The Office

Employers Invite Helicopter Parents To The Office

Take Your Parents To Work Day is catching on.

We've all heard of Bring Your Son or Daughter to Work Day, but employers like Google and LinkedIn have designated a day for another family member subset -- parents. Read More »

Recharge Your Career With A Big Idea

Recharge Your Career With A Big Idea

How to find and execute the big idea that will be a game changer.

How to find and execute the big idea that will be a game changer. Read More »

These Are The Workers Who Quietly Make This Country Run

These Are The Workers Who Quietly Make This Country Run

Forget the celebrities. These are the men and women who make America work.

On Labor Day, recognize America's truly great workers. Read More »

How To Explain Your Resume Gaps To Employers

How To Explain Your Resume Gaps To Employers

5 strategies that will give yourself a fighting chance at getting the job.

Whether you were self-employed, an at-home parent, or just a member of the long-term unemployed, here's what to say to get hired. Read More »

Advice For The New Boss

Advice For The New Boss

What every new manager should say and do the first day on the job.

How to start off on the right foot with your staff. Read More »

Are Successful People Just Really Lucky?

Are Successful People Just Really Lucky?

Is being lucky in your career the result of hard work, or is truly good luck? Read More »

How To Get Hired Without A Degree

How To Get Hired Without A Degree

Career coach and blogger Marty Nemko reconsiders his belief that college is always worth it. Here's why. Read More »

How To Turn A Temp Position Into A Full-Time Job

How To Turn A Temp Position Into A Full-Time Job

It's not just about kissing butts. 6 not-so-obvious tactics. Read More »

Government Work: Still The Best Way To Make A Positive Impact?

Government Work: Still The Best Way To Make A Positive Impact?

Career coach and blogger Marty Nemko has been writing about the biggest career myths, from "Do what you love," "Networking is the only way to get a job," to "Job seekers must sell themselves." This post is final one in the series and takes aim at the notion that if you want to make a positive impact on the... Read More »

7 Ways To Become Your Own Boss -- Profitably

7 Ways To Become Your Own Boss -- Profitably

None of them require start up cash or investors, either. Read More »

Why 'Selling Yourself' To An Employer Is A Misguided Notion

Why 'Selling Yourself' To An Employer Is A Misguided Notion

The concept of "selling yourself" to get a job may be unethical. Read More »

No. 1 Myth About Networking

No. 1 Myth About Networking

You've heard a hundred times the only way to find a job is to network. Here's the truth. Read More »

Why Doing What You Love Isn't A Career Plan

Why Doing What You Love Isn't A Career Plan

Following your passion is the advice everyone gets -- and it leads people astray. Read More »

How To Get A Promotion By The End Of The Year

How To Get A Promotion By The End Of The Year

Moving on up. It's the American way. But are you sure you want to? Some people keep getting promotions or higher-level clients until they reach their level of incompetence. And some devotees of work-life balance would rather be just B players in exchange for personal time. The fact is, up isn't the only way. In... Read More »

Should You 'Lead Up'?

Should You 'Lead Up'?

It's not just you. Even your boss is probably asked to do more with less. So she or he may not have time to help you when you need it. And make too many requests and you could be written off as high-maintenance. Writer and marketing genius, Seth Godin, proposes a solution: Lead up. He claims employees have more... Read More »

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