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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: Seeing the right person BOB LANKARD: Seeing the right person
2 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
4 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
6 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
8 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
10 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]
BOB LANKARD: References make or break you BOB LANKARD: References make or break you
12 weeks ago - - BOB LANKARD
A job seeker can have skills, accomplishments and a great interview and still not get the job. If this happens repeatedly, the problem might be with your references. [Read More]
BOB LANKARD: Filling in the small spaces BOB LANKARD: Filling in the small spaces
14 weeks ago - - BOB LANKARD
“There’s no way I can get all I need to in that little job description space” was a common complaint I received in my 37 years as an employment counselor. Indeed, I never did see a company application that allowed adequate space. [Read More]
BOB LANKARD: Be a good job hunter BOB LANKARD: Be a good job hunter
16 weeks ago - - BOB LANKARD
“I was there every day. First thing in the morning. When they opened their doors, there I was,” said the successful job hunter. [Read More]
BOB LANKARD: Tell your story BOB LANKARD: Tell your story
18 weeks ago - - BOB LANKARD
There was a time when as a counselor I advised job seekers to copy the company’s official job description on their resume. [Read More]
BOB LANKARD: Gaps in work history BOB LANKARD: Gaps in work history
20 weeks ago - - BOB LANKARD
“He must have been in jail,” one employer told me as he reviewed applications for a particular position. He was referring to an applicant who had not worked in nine months. [Read More]
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