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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: It's not just who you know BOB LANKARD: It's not just who you know
1 week ago - - BOB LANKARD
Employment counselors agree that networking is one of the most effective job-seeking procedures, but one that job seekers use sparingly. [Read More]
BOB LANKARD: What if I'm overqualified? BOB LANKARD: What if I'm overqualified?
3 weeks ago - - BOB LANKARD
A young man received his degree in a demand field, but his job search did not go well. [Read More]
BOB LANKARD: Applying directly is best BOB LANKARD: Applying directly is best
7 weeks ago - - BOB LANKARD
“Come on now, this thing of walking into a place of business and asking for an application is outdated. We’re in the digital age. Apply online; that’s the thing to do,” some younger job seekers tell me. [Read More]
BOB LANKARD: Jitters after the interview BOB LANKARD: Jitters after the interview
9 weeks ago - - BOB LANKARD
After a good interview the hiring process goes into neutral. Job seekers ask: What’s going on? Why is this taking so long?” [Read More]
BOB LANKARD: It's more than what you say BOB LANKARD: It's more than what you say
11 weeks ago - - BOB LANKARD
The 1970s best-seller “Body Language” claimed you can learn a lot about a person by people’s gestures and what they do with their hands. [Read More]
BOB LANKARD: Eliminate the eliminators BOB LANKARD: Eliminate the eliminators
13 weeks ago - - BOB LANKARD
Employers everywhere are facing a similar problem: an overabundance of applicants. This problem has gotten worse because it is so easy to apply. [Read More]
BOB LANKARD: Know employers' fears BOB LANKARD: Know employers' fears
15 weeks ago - - BOB LANKARD
Someone said, “If you know what the other guy fears, you have an advantage.” Employers have many fears when they hire a new employee. Knowing those fears will help you convince the employer that you are the one for the job. [Read More]
BOB LANKARD: Wrapping up an interview BOB LANKARD: Wrapping up an interview
17 weeks ago - - BOB LANKARD
It has been said that the difference between a great and a good salesperson is the ability to close the sale. This same generalization can be applied to job seekers in an interview. [Read More]
BOB LANKARD: Tipping the scales BOB LANKARD: Tipping the scales
19 weeks ago - - BOB LANKARD
A job seeker on the way home from a job interview asks, “What do I do now?” Perhaps have a few drinks. [Read More]
BOB LANKARD: Managing your time BOB LANKARD: Managing your time
21 weeks ago - - BOB LANKARD
A job seeker in their early stages of unemployment takes a “what’s the hurry?” attitude toward the job hunt. [Read More]
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