Steve Langerud Offers Tips for 'Dream Job' Seekers to CNBC

Steve Langerud Offers Tips for 'Dream Job' Seekers to CNBC

October 11, 2010

65176October 11, 2010, Greencastle, Ind. — A CNBC article offering "a few imaginative ways that determined candidates can stand out from the slush pile of resumes" includes advice from the man who NPR recently called DePauw's "career coach."  Colleen Kane writes, "One classic tactic is to hang around where your future coworkers go to socialize. Steve Langerud, director of professional opportunities at DePauw University, recalled a move his former intern made while she was waiting tables in Washington, D.C."

Langerud offers, "She gathered her courage and introduced herself to a table with her state senator and chief of staff, explaining who she was, why she was in D.C., and what she wanted to do for them." 

The tactic worked.  As 4469Kane writes, "she got the job she wanted."

The article is headlined "Seven Ways to Nail That Dream Job," and can be found at

Steve Langerud is regularly quoted in stories on the job market and career development.  A September 27 piece noted how his office serves both students and alumni of DePauw. On September 22 he was featured in an NPR report on displaced census workers and offered résumé advice in another recent article which appeared in several newspapers, including the Chicago Tribune

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