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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 [...]

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 [...]

Are You Overqualified?

“Feeling overqualified is more in the mind of the candidate than the employer,” Langerud tells the publication. “What I find is that they say they feel overqualified. They are looking within the context of the work they have already done.”  Colleen Sheehy Orme interviewed me for her story in Northern Virginia Magazine.  The magazine is [...]