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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: Why wasn't I hired? BOB LANKARD: Why wasn't I hired?
2 weeks ago - - BOB LANKARD
One of the most frequent complaints heard at the job center was the employer’s failure to explain why an applicant was not hired. Either the job seeker had gotten a standard form letter or heard nothing at all. [Read More]
BOB LANKARD: Making or breaking an interview BOB LANKARD: Making or breaking an interview
4 weeks ago - - BOB LANKARD
Job applicants almost always get a chance to ask questions during the interview process. [Read More]
BOB LANKARD: Fine-tune employer search list BOB LANKARD: Fine-tune employer search list
6 weeks ago - - BOB LANKARD
A number of years ago I had a conversation that changed my approach to job hunting. [Read More]
BOB LANKARD: Concerns when applying BOB LANKARD: Concerns when applying
8 weeks ago - - BOB LANKARD
Job seekers have the same concerns about filling out a company application (whether it’s on paper or online) as they did decades ago. [Read More]
BOB LANKARD: Enduring résumé advice BOB LANKARD: Enduring résumé advice
10 weeks ago - - BOB LANKARD
A job seeker can find a lot of advice about résumé. Bookstores have whole shelves of résumé books that have conflicting advice. This is confusing to job seekers. I find there are basics that are common to all résumé. [Read More]
BOB LANKARD: Cover letter sets you apart BOB LANKARD: Cover letter sets you apart
12 weeks ago - - BOB LANKARD
The 21st century could be labeled the era of many choices. [Read More]
BOB LANKARD: Job search inertia BOB LANKARD: Job search inertia
14 weeks ago - - BOB LANKARD
Job hunting is not fun. I say that in spite of books you can buy that seem to claim that it is. [Read More]
BOB LANKARD: What type of résumé is best? BOB LANKARD: What type of résumé is best?
16 weeks ago - - BOB LANKARD
Not everyone uses the same recipe for chili. People should not assume there is only one outline for a résumé. [Read More]
BOB LANKARD: Research is key to interview BOB LANKARD: Research is key to interview
18 weeks ago - - BOB LANKARD
A job seeker gets off on the wrong foot in an interview by stating they came to the interview to “learn about the company.” A goal for the interviewee is to know as much about the company as if you worked there already. [Read More]
BOB LANKARD: Seeing the right person BOB LANKARD: Seeing the right person
22 weeks ago - - BOB LANKARD
The whole job-seeking process is a mystery to new job seekers and those who had been steadily employed for a long time. [Read More]
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