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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

The first 90 days
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The first 90 days
20 weeks ago - - BOB LANKARD
Starting a new job is an exciting time — especially if it’s your first full-time job. It also has pitfalls that can get your career off to a bad start. Employers give a new worker three months to fit in — sometimes it is a formal probation period. [Read More]
Job search necessities
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Job search necessities
22 weeks ago - - BOB LANKARD
New job seekers, dislocated workers and burned out job seekers should include essential ingredients in their quest for work. [Read More]
Take care with your application
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Take care with your application
24 weeks ago - - BOB LANKARD
The hiring authority of a large university wrote a letter to the local employment office. It was one of the county’s largest employers, paid well above average wages and getting hired there was an accomplishment. [Read More]
In interview, just be yourself
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In interview, just be yourself
26 weeks ago - - BOB LANKARD
“I don’t think the interviewer liked me,” an applicant told me as an explanation of why he did not get the job. [Read More]
BOB LANKARD: Employer or counselor BOB LANKARD: Employer or counselor
28 weeks ago - - BOB LANKARD
While visiting a business recently the owner discussed very common problems he was having with interviews for employment at his place of business. [Read More]
BOB LANKARD: Strengths and weaknesses BOB LANKARD: Strengths and weaknesses
30 weeks ago - - BOB LANKARD
To grow as human beings we must be aware of our strengths and weaknesses. To deal with questions about strengths and weaknesses in a job interview is another issue. [Read More]
BOB LANKARD: 'Qualified' may not be enough BOB LANKARD: 'Qualified' may not be enough
32 weeks ago - - BOB LANKARD
“Be certain that your resume or company application shows you are qualified. List the job requirements on one side of a lined sheet of paper. On the other side note how you meet each of those requirements." [Read More]
BOB LANKARD: It's not just who you know BOB LANKARD: It's not just who you know
36 weeks ago - - BOB LANKARD
Employment counselors agree that networking is one of the most effective job-seeking procedures, but one that job seekers use sparingly. [Read More]
BOB LANKARD: What if I'm overqualified? BOB LANKARD: What if I'm overqualified?
38 weeks ago - - BOB LANKARD
A young man received his degree in a demand field, but his job search did not go well. [Read More]
BOB LANKARD: Applying directly is best BOB LANKARD: Applying directly is best
42 weeks ago - - BOB LANKARD
“Come on now, this thing of walking into a place of business and asking for an application is outdated. We’re in the digital age. Apply online; that’s the thing to do,” some younger job seekers tell me. [Read More]
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