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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

In interview, just be yourself
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In interview, just be yourself
3 days ago - - BOB LANKARD
“I don’t think the interviewer liked me,” an applicant told me as an explanation of why he did not get the job. [Read More]
BOB LANKARD: Employer or counselor BOB LANKARD: Employer or counselor
2 weeks ago - - BOB LANKARD
While visiting a business recently the owner discussed very common problems he was having with interviews for employment at his place of business. [Read More]
BOB LANKARD: Strengths and weaknesses BOB LANKARD: Strengths and weaknesses
4 weeks ago - - BOB LANKARD
To grow as human beings we must be aware of our strengths and weaknesses. To deal with questions about strengths and weaknesses in a job interview is another issue. [Read More]
BOB LANKARD: 'Qualified' may not be enough BOB LANKARD: 'Qualified' may not be enough
6 weeks ago - - BOB LANKARD
“Be certain that your resume or company application shows you are qualified. List the job requirements on one side of a lined sheet of paper. On the other side note how you meet each of those requirements." [Read More]
BOB LANKARD: It's not just who you know BOB LANKARD: It's not just who you know
10 weeks ago - - BOB LANKARD
Employment counselors agree that networking is one of the most effective job-seeking procedures, but one that job seekers use sparingly. [Read More]
BOB LANKARD: What if I'm overqualified? BOB LANKARD: What if I'm overqualified?
12 weeks ago - - BOB LANKARD
A young man received his degree in a demand field, but his job search did not go well. [Read More]
BOB LANKARD: Applying directly is best BOB LANKARD: Applying directly is best
16 weeks ago - - BOB LANKARD
“Come on now, this thing of walking into a place of business and asking for an application is outdated. We’re in the digital age. Apply online; that’s the thing to do,” some younger job seekers tell me. [Read More]
BOB LANKARD: Jitters after the interview BOB LANKARD: Jitters after the interview
18 weeks ago - - BOB LANKARD
After a good interview the hiring process goes into neutral. Job seekers ask: What’s going on? Why is this taking so long?” [Read More]
BOB LANKARD: It's more than what you say BOB LANKARD: It's more than what you say
20 weeks ago - - BOB LANKARD
The 1970s best-seller “Body Language” claimed you can learn a lot about a person by people’s gestures and what they do with their hands. [Read More]
BOB LANKARD: Eliminate the eliminators BOB LANKARD: Eliminate the eliminators
22 weeks ago - - BOB LANKARD
Employers everywhere are facing a similar problem: an overabundance of applicants. This problem has gotten worse because it is so easy to apply. [Read More]
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