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  • May14 2014

    What to do this summer…

    Check Out My Advice For What College Students Should Do This Summer @CollegeInvestin

  • May12 2014

    Tips for Interviews

    Thanks to Paige Schaefer for her article on interviewing in nerdscholar.

    Check out her work at:

    Twitter: @NW_NerdScholar

  • Apr11 2014

    5 Great fields for people with associates degrees

    Catherine Conlan quoted me in her recent article about careers in MonsterWorking.

    “The ‘best’ degrees are those that position people to address the dilemmas of the 21st century with both hands-on, solution-oriented skills and set the stage for continuing education and training,” says Steve Langerud, workplace consultant and principal of Steve Langerud & Associates. “Students who are willing to play futurist and tackle the issues of food supply and safety, energy issues, urbanization, health care, and education will thrive.”

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  • Mar14 2014

    New Pay Recommendations Will Increase Freelancers

    March 13, 2014, 12:29 p.m. EDT

    Will Obama’s overtime plan create more part-time jobs?

    Quentin Fottrell write in his recent MarketWatch piece,  ”Under current rules, many companies don’t have to pay overtime to salaried workers who make more than $455 per week (roughly $24,000 a year). The Obama administration is expected to direct the Labor Department to raise that threshold, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal Wednesday.”

    As I told Quentin,  “We will see companies working to bring this work in on a contract basis instead of a salaried basis” to avoid paying overtime, says Steve Langerud, workplace consultant and principal of Steve Langerud & Associates in Grinnell, Iowa.

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  • Dec16 2013

    How to Manage as a Young Boss

    Ritika Trikha writes in CareerBliss…
    Young people are zooming into higher positions pretty fast. “Thirty-four percent of U.S. workers say they are older than their bosses, and 15 percent say they work for someone who is at least 10 years younger,” according to a report by AOL jobs.
    “Remember, as the boss you may have the authority but not the power to get things done. Power comes from credibility. Credibility comes from performance. Performance takes time,” says Steve Langerud, workforce consultant, who has helped over 15,000 people.
    In order to perform and manage at a high level, listening is key.