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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

How to annoy an employer
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How to annoy an employer
14 weeks ago - - BOB LANKARD
“Why did you come in here? To take up my time? You don’t even know what we do here!” said a store owner to a 16-year-old job seeker. [Read More]
Make it happen
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Make it happen
16 weeks ago - - BOB LANKARD
When I read a newspaper I will read the headline and the first paragraph to decide if the rest of the story is worth reading. Hiring managers use the same approach to reading resumes. [Read More]
'Anything and everything,' job seekers say
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'Anything and everything,' job seekers say
18 weeks ago - - BOB LANKARD
What would you like to do? “Anything.” What can you do? “Everything” These answers were extremely common during my 37 years as an employment counselor. [Read More]
Resume advice, good and bad Resume advice, good and bad
20 weeks ago - - BOB LANKARD
There is a lot of advice on resumes out there. From Uncle Charley. In newspaper articles. On the internet. [Read More]
What happens in an interview
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What happens in an interview
22 weeks ago - - BOB LANKARD
When you do anything for the first time it’s a little scary. First time crawling on a bike. Jumping in a pool. Or that first day of school. [Read More]
What employers want
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What employers want
24 weeks ago - - BOB LANKARD
Nick, a character in the movie “What Women Want,” becomes able to hear what women think. He becomes convinced he could use this to his advantage. [Read More]
Get it in writing Get it in writing
27 weeks ago - - BOB LANKARD
A very distraught couple sat my desk at the employment office. The head of the household had left his job in another city and moved to accept a job in Western Pennsylvania. [Read More]
Taking a risk on references
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Taking a risk on references
28 weeks ago - - BOB LANKARD
Sometimes a job seems in the bag after a good interview, and then the guaranteed offer never materializes. What happened? Most likely you were given a bad reference. How could that be? [Read More]
BOB LANKARD: How to network by mail
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BOB LANKARD: How to network by mail
30 weeks ago - - BOB LANKARD
Job search counselors agree on the effectiveness of networking as a job lead tactic. Richard Nelson Bolles, author of “What Color is Your Parachute?”, considers networking to be the No. 1 tool. [Read More]
Talking salary and benefits
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Talking salary and benefits
32 weeks ago - - BOB LANKARD
A lot of things can go wrong after you have been offered the job and the subject turns to salary and benefits. [Read More]
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