Marty Nemko

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The San Francisco Bay Guardian called Marty Nemko "The Bay Area's Best Career Coach." He also blogs for PsychologyToday.com and is in his 25th year as host of Work with Marty Nemko on KALW-FM (NPR-San Francisco.) Marty Nemko's sixth and seventh books are: 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 2,000 of his published writings are free on www.martynemko.com.

How to Live Well on $20,000 a Year

How to Live Well on $20,000 a Year

Now you can find a job you actually love

It's possible to live well on $20,000 a year if you're savvy in finding housing, car, and other purchases. Read More »

60-Second Coach: Why a Career Tweak May Be All The Change You Need

60-Second Coach: Why a Career Tweak May Be All The Change You Need

'Desperately seeking job ... but have no experience'

Making a career change or tweak. Of special interest to educators and HR people but broadly applicable, including to self-employment. Read More »

How to Handle Tough Conversations At Work

How to Handle Tough Conversations At Work

Are you a topper or a plusser? Become a first-class listener

Not-so-obvious yet important tips for communicating in difficult situations. Read More »

Practical Ideas For Job Seekers Who Think They've Tried Everything

Practical Ideas For Job Seekers Who Think They've Tried Everything

Help and hope for the long-term unemployed

Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Read More »

How a Stay-at-Home Mom Can Get Back to Work

How a Stay-at-Home Mom Can Get Back to Work

Our three-minute career makeover

How a stay-at-home mom, indeed anyone who's been out of the workforce, can increase their chances of landing a job. Read More »

Manager For a Day: A Short Fiction

Manager For a Day: A Short Fiction

Based on true stories from real-life managers

It's not so easy being a manager. Read More »

Lessons I Learned from My Dad

Lessons I Learned from My Dad

Holocaust survivor Boris Nemko personified 'up-by-your-bootstraps'

Lessons I learned from my father on work and life. Read More »

What's It Really Take To Be A Great Manager?

What's It Really Take To Be A Great Manager?

Boldness and collaborative spirit both have their pros and cons

My wife Barbara Nemko and I debate the key ideas in the Harvard Business Review's Ten Must Reads on Management and Leadership. Read More »

A Conversation with Robert Reich: First Job, Personality Drug, Job Training

A Conversation with Robert Reich: First Job, Personality Drug, Job Training

What it was like to work for Robert Kennedy

Career lessons from Robert Reich, former U.S. Secretary of Labor. Read More »

No Job Bites? Try The Emotional Cover Letter

No Job Bites? Try The Emotional Cover Letter

Create a warm and fuzzy connection by telling your story

If your sterile cover letters aren't working, try an emotional one. Read More »

It's a Living. Part I: David's Saga. Episode 17: 3rd Time's The ...

It's a Living. Part I: David's Saga. Episode 17: 3rd Time's The ...

This is the final episode of David's Saga

David and Susan have a life-and-death experience. Read More »

Career & Life Lessons from C-SPAN Top Interviewer Brian Lamb

Career & Life Lessons from C-SPAN Top Interviewer Brian Lamb

Put yourself where good things are likely to happen

Lessons on conducting interviews and on living life. Read More »

It's a Living. Part I: David's Saga. Episode 16: The End of Jobs

It's a Living. Part I: David's Saga. Episode 16: The End of Jobs

David and Susan discuss whether the decline of good jobs is likely to continue or even accelerate. Read More »

It's a Living. Part I: David's Saga. Episode 15: Giving Wisely

It's a Living. Part I: David's Saga. Episode 15: Giving Wisely

Return on Monday for the final days of David's saga

David and Susan debate what charitable causes make the biggest difference. Read More »

It's a Living. Part I: David's Saga. Episode 14: The Marriage

It's a Living. Part I: David's Saga. Episode 14: The Marriage

Return tomorrow for the next episode.

David and Susan discuss their mismatched sex drives. He has low libido. Read More »

It's a Living. Part I: David's Saga. Episode 13: Away

It's a Living. Part I: David's Saga. Episode 13: Away

Come back tomorrow for the next episode

How did David and Susan deal with their ADHD son? Read More »

It's a Living. Part I: David's Saga. Episode 12: ADHD, $300 Ticket

It's a Living. Part I: David's Saga. Episode 12: ADHD, $300 Ticket

Come back tomorrow for the next episode

David stands up to the school's claiming their child has ADHD. Read More »

It's a Living. Part I: David's Saga Episode 11: Data Analyst Hero

It's a Living. Part I: David's Saga Episode 11: Data Analyst Hero

Come back tomorrow for the next episode

David dug up evidence that single-payer health care would benefit rich and poor but what will his boss do? Read More »

It's a Living Part I: David's Saga. Episode 10: It Takes a Scare

It's a Living Part I: David's Saga. Episode 10: It Takes a Scare

The story resumes next Monday.

Would volunteering for a cause David believed in land him a good job? Read More »

It's a Living. Part I: David's Saga. Episode 9: Day 1 at Startup

It's a Living. Part I: David's Saga. Episode 9: Day 1 at Startup

Look for the next episode tomorrow

David spends his first day at a startup and has a stinky experience. Read More »

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