Is your career really aligned with your life’s purpose?

How important is a man’s purpose in life when choosing a career?

This week we sit down with Marty Nemko, Career Editor for U.S. News and World Report and to get his unique perspective on careers and the popular stereotype of men.

Marty brings a no-nonsense approach to his career advice, but there is wisdom in his perspective. He tells us what the most rewarding careers have in common and what to look for when seeking that perfect job. He flips conventional wisdom on its head and looks at the truth behind the flashy careers like doctors and lawyers and why these may not be the best paths to a rewarding life.

Marty is also passionate about how men are seen in today’s western society. He argues that the portrayal of men as incompetent, aggressive, and powerless is not only inaccurate, but is having a harmful effect on the psyche of men and boys.

About Marty Nemko

Dianne Woods pictures March 2005 015_editedMarty’s mother claims that he could read the New York Times at age 3 and that his reading comprehension in the 1st grade was at the 12th grade level. That’s either the exaggerations of a Jewish mother or the first sign of what was to come.

Today, Dr. Marty Nemko is among the nation’s most sought-after experts on both career and education issues. Marty has been interviewed by hundreds of major media–including multiple times on everything from The Today Show to NPR’s Talk of the Nation, from the New York Times to the Los Angeles Times.