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BOB LANKARD

Bob Lankard, a retired employment specialist at the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry's Indiana Job Center, is a job-search columnist for the Indiana Gazette. Read his columns on Sundays.

Articles by BOB LANKARD

BOB LANKARD: Going the extra mile
4 days ago - - BOB LANKARD
“He does everything I tell him, but nothing more,” an employer once told me. [Read More]
BOB LANKARD: Making your first impression BOB LANKARD: Making your first impression
3 weeks ago - - BOB LANKARD
“You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression,” they say. [Read More]
BOB LANKARD: Paying your dues
5 weeks ago - - BOB LANKARD
Financial columnist Bruce Williams called a radio station several times a day about a job — he thinks he made 3,000 phone calls. [Read More]
BOB LANKARD: Referrals are more effective
7 weeks ago - - BOB LANKARD
The Internet has certainly made finding job openings much easier. There are myriad job search engines where the job seeker need only click “apply” and your resume is on its way. [Read More]
BOB LANKARD: First find new job, then quit
14 weeks ago - - BOB LANKARD
A recent headline told of two assistant college football coaches who resigned to “pursue other interests.” During my 37 years as an employment counselor many workers came to me describing their work circumstances and asking, “Don’t you think I should just quit?” [Read More]
BOB LANKARD: Out-of-town interviews
21 weeks ago - - BOB LANKARD
Dislocated workers who were affected by the Great Recession have discovered a very new world of work. They may have to look for jobs out of the area. This means out-of-town interviews. [Read More]
BOB LANKARD: Building a solid network BOB LANKARD: Building a solid network
25 weeks ago - - BOB LANKARD
Networking can provide more than just information on available jobs. It is much broader than that. For example: [Read More]
BOB LANKARD: Build a functional resume
27 weeks ago - - BOB LANKARD
They don’t do that any more. Your job is gone. The industry where you spent 20 years is in decline. [Read More]
BOB LANKARD: Job seekers should work smarter
29 weeks ago - - BOB LANKARD
“It’s not the workin’ I mind; it’s this job hunting I hate,” said one person seeking a job. [Read More]
BOB LANKARD: The neglected resource
31 weeks ago - - BOB LANKARD
The information interview is a low-pressure discussion with a resource person to learn about a job, an occupational field, an organization or an industry. [Read More]
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