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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: Build a functional resume
34 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
36 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
38 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
40 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
46 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
48 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
52 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]
BOB LANKARD: Passing the test
54 weeks ago - - BOB LANKARD
Experienced job seekers are familiar with a performance test as part of a job interview. A secretary may be given a letter to write. A mechanic may be taken to a car and asked to troubleshoot. [Read More]
BOB LANKARD: Changes affect search
56 weeks ago - - BOB LANKARD
Changes affect the way we live. Anyone who has grown up with grandparents will recall oft-repeated stories of their first phone, first TV or first computer. [Read More]
BOB LANKARD: Practice makes perfect
58 weeks ago - - BOB LANKARD
An interview is doomed to failure for the unprepared job seeker. What can go wrong when you wing it in a job interview? [Read More]
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