Forbes Article on Job Hunters & Cliches Cites DePauw's Steve Langerud

Forbes Article on Job Hunters & Cliches Cites DePauw's Steve Langerud

September 17, 2011

63882September 17, 2011, Greencastle, Ind. — "We're all guilty of business jargon: 'I'll touch base later!' 'Let's regroup!' 'I'll put pen to paper on that one.' 'Circle the wagons!' Yet what’s simply annoying in the workplace can be just plain hazardous on the job hunt," notes a Forbes story. It seeks advice for job hunters from Steve Langerud, director of professional opportunities at DePauw University.

"I don't think these are necessarily the wrong words to use," offers Langerud, “but they're certainly not the best -- and they’re not going to help you to stand out from the masses."

Meghan Casserly writes of Langerud, "When he sees a cover letter riddled with the usual suspects, 'dynamic, proactive, motivated leader,' he says his reaction is blasé: 'Is this the best you can do?' "

Read the complete article -- "Ten Cliches To Ditch On The Job Hunt" -- at

Steve Langerud has helped more than 15,000 people with 101557workplace issues and is regularly quoted in articles on the job market and career development, including a new Human Resource Executive piece, a nationally syndicated story on turning a hobby into a career, and an story last week.

He is available to help DePauw students and alumni with career planning. Visit DePauw's Office of Civic, Global and Professional Opportunities here.