Join noted career-coach Marty Nemko for a noontime session to get the most out of your career skills. Many people have come to believe such career truths as "Follow your passion," "Job seekers must sell themselves" and "You'll make a bigger difference by working for a nonprofit or government." Nemko raises questions about a number of assumptions and proposes more nuanced, and occasionally opposite, positions. For each, he will present at least one actionable takeaway that you can use to abet your career or that of someone you care about.
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."