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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: Confusing resume questions BOB LANKARD: Confusing resume questions
48 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
54 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
56 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?
58 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
60 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
62 weeks ago - - BOB LANKARD
A number of years ago I had a conversation that changed my approach to job hunting. [Read More]
BOB LANKARD: Concerns when applying BOB LANKARD: Concerns when applying
64 weeks ago - - BOB LANKARD
Job seekers have the same concerns about filling out a company application (whether it’s on paper or online) as they did decades ago. [Read More]
BOB LANKARD: Enduring résumé advice BOB LANKARD: Enduring résumé advice
66 weeks 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
68 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
70 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]
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