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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: Tell your story BOB LANKARD: Tell your story
5 days ago - - BOB LANKARD
There was a time when as a counselor I advised job seekers to copy the company’s official job description on their resume. [Read More]
BOB LANKARD: Gaps in work history BOB LANKARD: Gaps in work history
3 weeks ago - - BOB LANKARD
“He must have been in jail,” one employer told me as he reviewed applications for a particular position. He was referring to an applicant who had not worked in nine months. [Read More]
BOB LANKARD: Adjusting to a new boss BOB LANKARD: Adjusting to a new boss
5 weeks ago - - BOB LANKARD
Tom was not starting out well on his new job. He had never had such a look-over-his-shoulder, tight-rein type of boss. The boss was demanding and Tom was anxious. [Read More]
BOB LANKARD: Be a fast starter BOB LANKARD: Be a fast starter
7 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
9 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
11 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
13 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
15 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
17 weeks ago - - BOB LANKARD
Do you fit in any of these categories? [Read More]
BOB LANKARD: Avoid networking turnoffs
19 weeks ago - - BOB LANKARD
Networking is one of the best ways to find a job, but it can be tricky. [Read More]
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