Author and radio personality Marty Nemko offers career tips, including what you can do to survive today's job market.
In today's tough job market, career and job seekers are wise to consider under-the-radar careers. Dr. Nemko will reveal some rewarding but little-known gems. He'll also share what is working best for his clients in landing a job. (Hint: networking and a good resume are far from enough.) He'll talk about the art of onramping: how to get off to a great start in your new job, so you succeed rather than finding yourself soon needing to look for a job. Finally, he'll present his favorite low-risk/high-payoff/high-ethics small businesses you can start.
Martin Nathan Nemko is an American career coach, author, columnist, and radio host specializing in career/workplace issues and higher education reform. In 2011-2012, Dr. Nemko wrote The Big Idea column in The Washington Post and the Working it Out column in The Atlantic. For seven years his column appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle. As Contributing Editor at U.S. News, he created and directed its annual Best Careers rankings. He has written over 1,000 published articles and six books including in 2012, How to Do Life: What they didn't teach you in school and What's the Big Idea? 39 Reinventions for a Better America. The San Francisco Bay Guardian named Nemko "The Bay Area's Best Career Coach." U.S. News described him as "job coach extraordinaire." In its summit on education, ABC-TV called him "The Ralph Nader of Education."
Career coach Marty Nemko offers a word of advice to the unwillingly self-employed entrepreneur: don't innovate, replicate. "Guinea pigs often die," he warns. Instead, Nemko suggests identifying already-successful business plans and following their lead.