Monday, September 17, 2018

The Commencement Address I'd Give

One of my life’s more rewarding experiences was giving Columbia College's (MO) commencement address  If I were to give another, my article today tells what I’d say.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Marty Nemko Kicks off a Stanford Distinguished Speaker Series

I'm kicking off a Stanford Distinguished Speaker Series on October 9 at 11 AM. The topic; "Career Advice for Stanford Parents." Its VP says there's limited space for other attendees.  So if you'd like to come, email me at & I'll let you know if space is available.

Friday, September 14, 2018

My 34 Best Ideas on Career, Relationships, and the Life Well-Led

I'm entering my 30th year hosting Work with Marty Nemko on an NPR station in San Francisco and for my membership drive show this coming week, I will offer the pieces of advice that my listeners, readers, and career and personal coaching clients have found of greatest value. 

I thought you might find them of value, so I give you an advance look as my article today.

I am honored that many of them were included on the Inspirational Quotations website. That site has pages for the likes of Einstein, Lincoln, and Ben Franklin..and me?!

Ethical Dilemmas

I present two sides of common, difficult ethical dilemmas

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Hiring the Best , Not Just Who Seems Best

My article today offers a few tips on how employers can suss out the honest and high-quality job seeker.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

The Influencing Letter: A superior alternative to the job-seeker's thank-you note

After a job interview, standard advice is to send the interviewer(s) a thank-you note. You can do better.

Thanking them for opportunity, for no pay, to get grilled can be perceived as toadying if not disingenuous. It’s unlikely to help levitate you to the top of the applicant pile.

Far better to write what the 5 O’ Clock Club calls an influencing letter. My article today offers is an improved version of what it recommends.

Be a Generalist or a Specialist?

My article today explores the question of when it's wise to be a specialist versus a generalist.