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Steve Langerud Serves Up Tips on "Creative Résumés" in Chicago Tribune

Steve Langerud Serves Up Tips on "Creative Résumés" in Chicago Tribune

November 29, 2010

65177November 29, 2010, Greencastle, Ind. — "People try to use one style of résumé for everything from banking to theatre to advertising to science research and it doesn't work,"  Steve Langerud, director of professional opportunities at DePauw University, tells the Chicago Tribune. Langerud is featured in a story which examines the need for creative professionals to market themselves to potential employers in non-traditional ways.

"Traditionally, we would consider parts of the arts, advertising, marketing, event management and design as creative fields," Langerud explains. "The need for people in many fields to think about how they web together ideas, network people and cross industry boundaries has made creativity a top skill to demonstrate in organizational leadership," he notes.

DePauw's "career coach" adds, "The electronic portfolio has revolutionized what is possible for candidates to present and employers to expect. Overall, in creative fields, paper is 84990dead."

You'll find the full story, "Creative resumes: Make your resume match your career," at the Tribune's website.

Steve Langerud is regularly quoted in articles on the job market and career development, including a piece that appeared last week in the San Francisco Chronicle.

Visit DePauw's Office of Civic, Global and Professional Opportunities here.