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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: Out-of-town interviews
5 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]
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BOB LANKARD: Building a solid network BOB LANKARD: Building a solid network
9 weeks ago - - BOB LANKARD
Networking can provide more than just information on available jobs. It is much broader than that. For example: [Read More]
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BOB LANKARD: Build a functional resume
11 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]
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BOB LANKARD: Job seekers should work smarter
13 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]
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BOB LANKARD: The neglected resource
15 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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BOB LANKARD: New and old apps
17 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]
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BOB LANKARD: The Twitter generation
23 weeks ago - - BOB LANKARD
Human resource professionals give recent college graduates low grades for their job interview behavior. [Read More]
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Go for the middle jobs
25 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]
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BOB LANKARD: How to get noticed
29 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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BOB LANKARD: Passing the test
31 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]
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