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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: Be a fast starter BOB LANKARD: Be a fast starter
43 weeks ago - - BOB LANKARD
Some sports teams are known as fast starters. They plan to score the first time they have their hands on the ball. You, too, can score even before you meet the interviewer. [Read More]
BOB LANKARD: People are important BOB LANKARD: People are important
45 weeks ago - - BOB LANKARD
Tweeting, texting, emailing and surfing are concepts that have clearly impacted one-on-one personal contact. Face-to-face contact has declined. [Read More]
BOB LANKARD: Serious medical issues BOB LANKARD: Serious medical issues
47 weeks ago - - BOB LANKARD
An under-40 job seeker received a cancer diagnosis. He is not alone as others in the workforce must deal with serious issues. [Read More]
BOB LANKARD: Evaluate your interview BOB LANKARD: Evaluate your interview
49 weeks ago - - BOB LANKARD
What do you do after a job interview? Some head to the nearest bar. Others daydream about getting the job. Others crash. [Read More]
BOB LANKARD: Looking for team players BOB LANKARD: Looking for team players
51 weeks ago - - BOB LANKARD
Many job listings specify that the job applicant be a team player because the team approach gets more done than the same number working as individuals. [Read More]
BOB LANKARD: Job hunting, on the job BOB LANKARD: Job hunting, on the job
53 weeks ago - - BOB LANKARD
Do you fit in any of these categories? [Read More]
BOB LANKARD: Avoid networking turnoffs
55 weeks ago - - BOB LANKARD
Networking is one of the best ways to find a job, but it can be tricky. [Read More]
BOB LANKARD: Going the extra mile
57 weeks ago - - BOB LANKARD
“He does everything I tell him, but nothing more,” an employer once told me. [Read More]
BOB LANKARD: Making your first impression BOB LANKARD: Making your first impression
59 weeks ago - - BOB LANKARD
“You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression,” they say. [Read More]
BOB LANKARD: Paying your dues
61 weeks ago - - BOB LANKARD
Financial columnist Bruce Williams called a radio station several times a day about a job — he thinks he made 3,000 phone calls. [Read More]
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