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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: First find new job, then quit
26 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
33 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
37 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
39 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
41 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
43 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]
BOB LANKARD: New and old apps
45 weeks ago - - BOB LANKARD
The company application is alive and well in the 21st century. Looks the same, but you will find it in different places. [Read More]
BOB LANKARD: The Twitter generation
51 weeks ago - - BOB LANKARD
Human resource professionals give recent college graduates low grades for their job interview behavior. [Read More]
Go for the middle jobs
53 weeks ago - - BOB LANKARD
Recent college grads are having trouble finding jobs related to their majors. Up to 40 percent of college graduates are working in jobs not requiring a degree. These headlines cause this employment counselor to recommend job hunters going for the middle jobs. [Read More]
BOB LANKARD: How to get noticed
57 weeks ago - - BOB LANKARD
Job seekers see many problems when their job search is unproductive. One problem is they feel employers see them as overqualified. Others worry about the expression “your application is on file.” They think they will be stuck there. Both concerns can be real. [Read More]
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