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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: Referrals are more effective
41 weeks ago - - BOB LANKARD
The Internet has certainly made finding job openings much easier. There are myriad job search engines where the job seeker need only click “apply” and your resume is on its way. [Read More]
BOB LANKARD: First find new job, then quit
48 weeks ago - - BOB LANKARD
A recent headline told of two assistant college football coaches who resigned to “pursue other interests.” During my 37 years as an employment counselor many workers came to me describing their work circumstances and asking, “Don’t you think I should just quit?” [Read More]
BOB LANKARD: Out-of-town interviews
55 weeks ago - - BOB LANKARD
Dislocated workers who were affected by the Great Recession have discovered a very new world of work. They may have to look for jobs out of the area. This means out-of-town interviews. [Read More]
BOB LANKARD: Building a solid network BOB LANKARD: Building a solid network
59 weeks ago - - BOB LANKARD
Networking can provide more than just information on available jobs. It is much broader than that. For example: [Read More]
BOB LANKARD: Build a functional resume
61 weeks ago - - BOB LANKARD
They don’t do that any more. Your job is gone. The industry where you spent 20 years is in decline. [Read More]
BOB LANKARD: Job seekers should work smarter
63 weeks ago - - BOB LANKARD
“It’s not the workin’ I mind; it’s this job hunting I hate,” said one person seeking a job. [Read More]
BOB LANKARD: The neglected resource
65 weeks ago - - BOB LANKARD
The information interview is a low-pressure discussion with a resource person to learn about a job, an occupational field, an organization or an industry. [Read More]
BOB LANKARD: New and old apps
67 weeks ago - - BOB LANKARD
The company application is alive and well in the 21st century. Looks the same, but you will find it in different places. [Read More]
BOB LANKARD: The Twitter generation
73 weeks ago - - BOB LANKARD
Human resource professionals give recent college graduates low grades for their job interview behavior. [Read More]
Go for the middle jobs
75 weeks ago - - BOB LANKARD
Recent college grads are having trouble finding jobs related to their majors. Up to 40 percent of college graduates are working in jobs not requiring a degree. These headlines cause this employment counselor to recommend job hunters going for the middle jobs. [Read More]
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