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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: Enduring résumé advice BOB LANKARD: Enduring résumé advice
6 days 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
3 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
5 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?
7 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
9 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
13 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]
BOB LANKARD: Writing letter of resignation BOB LANKARD: Writing letter of resignation
15 weeks ago - - BOB LANKARD
The job market of 2015 looks like workers are more likely to move than to stay put. Thus people hoping to move should have an exit strategy. [Read More]
BOB LANKARD: Mistakes of the newly unemployed BOB LANKARD: Mistakes of the newly unemployed
17 weeks ago - - BOB LANKARD
Many people who become unemployed do not expect to be laid off. As a result some of their initial reactions do not benefit them. [Read More]
BOB LANKARD: Don't get stumped BOB LANKARD: Don't get stumped
19 weeks ago - - BOB LANKARD
Even experienced job seekers can be thrown by a simple question in a job interview. It can disrupt the whole interview. I had a hard time recovering from giving the wrong answer to a question I didn’t hear correctly. Main culprits are questions about previous jobs. [Read More]
BOB LANKARD: The assertive job seeker BOB LANKARD: The assertive job seeker
21 weeks ago - - BOB LANKARD
I have observed many job seekers over 37 years of employment counseling. Some have been aggressive – arguing with the prospective employer; others are passive fearing to contact employers, and others are disorganized. [Read More]
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