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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: Know employers' fears BOB LANKARD: Know employers' fears
4 days 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
3 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
5 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
7 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]
BOB LANKARD: Become more flexible BOB LANKARD: Become more flexible
11 weeks ago - - BOB LANKARD
Job seekers are warned not to write “anything” in the job choice space on their employment application. [Read More]
BOB LANKARD: Stand out from the herd BOB LANKARD: Stand out from the herd
13 weeks ago - - BOB LANKARD
Sometimes it pays to take unconventional approaches. [Read More]
BOB LANKARD: Confusing resume questions BOB LANKARD: Confusing resume questions
15 weeks ago - - BOB LANKARD
Job seekers are confused when they read two job search articles that have contrary opinions. One issue is should an objective be a part of a resume? The first thing on an application (i.e., the name) also causes some questions. [Read More]
BOB LANKARD: Common interview goofs BOB LANKARD: Common interview goofs
21 weeks ago - - BOB LANKARD
I had studied all standard questions asked in job interviews. [Read More]
BOB LANKARD: Job hunting requires sales skills BOB LANKARD: Job hunting requires sales skills
23 weeks ago - - BOB LANKARD
The vast majority of resumes are built using job descriptions, duties and responsibilities. These emphasize one’s experience. [Read More]
BOB LANKARD: Why wasn't I hired? BOB LANKARD: Why wasn't I hired?
25 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]
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