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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: Tipping the scales BOB LANKARD: Tipping the scales
24 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
26 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
30 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
32 weeks ago - - BOB LANKARD
Sometimes it pays to take unconventional approaches. [Read More]
BOB LANKARD: Confusing resume questions BOB LANKARD: Confusing resume questions
34 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
40 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
42 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?
44 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
46 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
48 weeks ago - - BOB LANKARD
A number of years ago I had a conversation that changed my approach to job hunting. [Read More]
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